Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dual Dazzle


Dazzle still and dazzle dancing,
Dazzle off hot metal glancing,
Dazzle wet and dazzle dry,
Dazzle calm or dazzle spry.
Unseen, above, the dazzling sun
Razzle-dazzles everyone.


           Gerald Gee


Sometimes, I imagine an era, way before our own;
The eighteen-hundreds I am thinking of.
And, as somebody of the time, I find a picture on the ground,
A picture like the one you see above.
To our modern eye this cartoon is as plain as it can be;
'A man with a mobile sends an SOS'.
Two centuries ago it wouldn't make a bit of sense
And I would only make a puzzled guess.
Whatever would I make of it? What's the purpose of the dots?
It simply wouldn't mean a thing to me.
If we could see a cartoon from the future, way ahead,
Just think how truly flummoxed we would be!


Hilda said...

Your rhyme is absolutely perfect for your photo! Love them both.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a dazzling photo, and sparkling lines to go with it.

Rajlakshmi said...

yeah indeed a dazzling and sparkling photo

lovely capture