Ghostly Images Covered in Dust

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Numerous glass negatives waited,

casually archived on wide windowsill,

old Mount Ievers images reinstated,

curious, kind photographer, thrilled.






Ghostly images all covered in dust:

proud this Georgian mansion stands,

hippo-hipped ladies, large in bust,

dainty parasols held in genteel hands.

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Big dogs patiently pull baby heirs,

al fresco family picnics, staff stand stiff,

well dressed children pose on stairs:

all survive rebel threat, inferno whiff.


Bike light through negatives burned,

resurrected an earlier elegance,

life-breath to long-dead returned:

privileged poses, assumed arrogance.


Carefully copied, hundreds of plates,

previous occupants curiously observed,

Dora delights, we work hard and late:

big house history now pixel preserved.


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