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"What about mirages?"

Friday, December 3, 2010


Move in
slow motion
sepia tones.
A still photograph
brought to
warm glowing life
by browning age
and fading

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Yes, there's a picture today. I couldn't talk about how much I love the depth sepia brings to images without an image. Which is courtesy of Google.

We're reading The Great Gatsby in english class, and because the story takes place in the Roaring Twenties, I always think of black and white and sepia. I guess just cause they feel like aged colors/ shades and the book is old?


  1. very nice write Juice Box...it is a beautiful color that has a great symbolism of warmth and comfort....thank you...bkm

  2. Your poetry is getting better all the time. Zen and sepia go together. You made the connection, by the way.

  3. You got vision J.B. - think I'll go have a mint julip.

  4. great piece.
    love the feel your words bring.

  5. JB, The Great Gatsby is one of the most incredible novels written by one tortured mofo (and a friend of Hemingway's btw). The book is rich in symbolism and goes pretty deep. One for your book shelves, for sure.

  6. "....by browning age and fading edges". I like sepia too. Well done.


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