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Sunday, November 03, 2013


family photo
the stories we tell
the camera

First published in Modern Haiku


Blogger jem said...

Lovely one. I've been going through lots old family photos recently and at times it feels like they are speaking to me, trying to tell me a bit about their lives that I know nothing about. And of course 'stories' can also suggest lies - it's not true when they say the camera never lies - how many of those smiles are faked?

2:04 AM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

I love looking at old family photos that were in my parents' house. They tell many stories and create many different impressions.


4:28 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Exactly through gestures, expressions

Much love...

2:22 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, jem, Adelaide, and Gillena. By the way, line 2 was directly inspired by Sarah Polley's fine film "The Stories We Tell."

8:52 AM  
Blogger polona said...

a lot to ponder about reality and interpretations of reality... a fine poem, Bill

10:33 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, polona.

10:48 AM  

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