Sunday, October 01, 2006

urban snapshots in monochrome : chair

Here, we live in an unwrap-and-throw world. Almost everything is disposable.

Here's a chair that has outlived its use....

disposed chair with castors
image by dsnake1

urban snapshots in monochrome : chair

it leans forlornly
against a greasy wall
a castor gone,
     its fabric worn
soaking in the last rays
       of the evening sun

tomorrow a dumpster
will devour it whole



Blogger polona said...

... and the following day noone will remember it... and all too often a similar thing happens to humans...

02 October, 2006 00:45  
Blogger floots said...

planned obsolescence
a fate for us all
good one

02 October, 2006 17:16  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Thinking about
the great times it had
the chair feels sad...

I like the picture too.

03 October, 2006 02:41  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi polona,
thank you!

i wrote this with an allusion to human life in general, what will happen to us, when we become old and useless. :)

hey floots,
always great to hear from my favourite Scottish poet! :)

hi gautami tripathy,
thank you for visiting.
every thing has its worth until it become useless. :)

the picture is actually a colour photo but i had it reduced to black/white ( in tune with the monochrome theme). :D

03 October, 2006 16:29  
Blogger Medusa aka expiringpoet said...

Nice post-processing on the photo!
Life's a circle ain't it? Old age is meant to remind us of humility, that's what i think :)

03 October, 2006 20:21  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

The essence of everything in monochrome. Excellent poem!!!

03 October, 2006 20:26  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, i like to mess around with the image editing program. :)

glad you like the "monochrome" series of poems. :)

03 October, 2006 23:26  
Blogger Plus Ultra said...

We use things and then throw them away and then apply the same attitude in our relationship with people, blow thou winter wind...thou art not so unkind!

07 October, 2006 16:12  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi plus,
thanks for your comments! you must be pretty busy lately, is it? :)

07 October, 2006 21:07  
Blogger Inconsequential said...


Rather taken with this piece :)

I know my praises mean little, but, hell, they're for you anyway :)

Well done.

09 October, 2006 17:13  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi inconsequential,
thank you for stopping by and leaving your comments! :)

11 October, 2006 22:58  

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