Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 34,062 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

V. G - W, - Poem by Douglas Scotney

in an album
that otherwise conforms to expectation,
ventures to infer
from one photo with one element that doesn't conform,
the presence of an aboriginal and a white man together,
and more specifically,
a black head on a white leg,
that L's intent
was not what viewers may have inferred,
but reconciliation.

she has some knowledge of L.

Topic(s) of this poem: time

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Victoria Garrons-Williams in her essay on J.W.Lindt in 'Shifting Focus: Australian Colonial Photography 1850-1920. Australian Scholarly.2015. p100

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 20, 2015

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