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Connections: August 3.17


 This won’t fit into your pocket

and it won’t put you on to the ‘net

but there are so many places you can’t drop it

and it doesn’t mind getting wet.

It doesn’t compete with today

and its digital glossy chronology

but holds to a steady display

of yesterday’s hand-wrought technology.

In gilded and courtly demeanor

it sniffs in aloof pantomime

though a smartphone is somewhat leaner

it’s unmoved by the passing of time.



Thanks yet again to the S.W. Berg Photo Archives.



2 thoughts on “Connections: August 3.17

  1. This reminds me of a cuckoo clock we have in the closet. My husband bought it for his parents when he was stationed in Germany. It was handed back to us when they passed. But, alas, it lives in a box because what does one do with one today. Kids can’t even tell time today if it isn’t a digital display. 🙂

    • “The Cuckoo Clock in the Closet” sounds like something for Nancy Drew. I realize that things must change, but really a carved cuckoo clock is so much more lively than a digital number. On the other hand, digital numbers don’t drive people batty with their regular soundings-off. I bet it’s a beauty and still a lovely thing to hold on to, even in a box.

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