Thursday, 5 November 2009

Tattered Bookmarks: Cooper's Corner


Chaotic intersection of
Bellevue, Cross and New South Head
triangulates this ugly delapidation
of between the wars art deco apartment;
Where our aproned housewife with her tight perm
greets her beige shoe-salesman alighting the 5:30 tram.

11 comments:

brattcat said...

I feel as if I've just tumbled backward, head over heels, through five or six decades.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Sounds, and looks like a pub. Your description brings to mind scenes from Catherine Cookson's books. Rather nostalgic.
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Julie said...

BFG: I don't have much of a Cookson background, but I did have images out of Ruth Park swirling around my mind.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I love the aproned housewife with her tight perm, can just see her.

Jacob said...

Well, that's a very descriptive commentary! You painted a picture I can see clearly in my mind. The not-so-good old days!

Virginia said...

Julie,
Your words amaze me as do your photographs. A wonderful mix that I will never achieve. A tip of my hat to you my friend.
V

Paula said...

You make mundane and unattractive sound wonderful.

Julian Davis said...

Great picture Julie.

Tash said...

The letters are classy (esp. since the corner is repeated). I re your poem - brattcat said it really well.

Stine in Ontario said...

Your words have created quite the picture in my brain.

Vogon Poet said...

I was distracted by the image created by your word, but there is an older name under the paint of "Cooper's", someting shorter, like "Can...", an older name I guess...