Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009: Quoted from: CH-1989-0552b.jpg (JPEG Image, 600x470 pixels)

Once captured in film and wound around reels,
photographs and songs now appear instantly,
summoned by a button.

Did you ever pry a cassette from clamped-shut
Tape player, and find skinny black ribbons
Spilling out like tinsel?

Have you slipped postage stamp-sized slides
Into a notched carousel? Tamed the flickering
End of a wild film strip?

Lifted the twig-like arm of record player
And gently set its needle to the ridged disc,
Black as repaved road?

Have you beckoned to a recorded voice,
Released portraits onto a screen? Have you?
Does anyone know how?

1 comment

  1. yes!! and I always swore when the tinsel became visible and reluctantly began that endless 'rewind'... ah the joys of various technologies...



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