|Photo by Lee Friedlander, |
posted by Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tale # 96
I can’t tell you here about the pigeons
on the Odd Fellows Hall* the other day..
They made me think of fancy crests
on lovely English glass houses,
lined up on the ridge as they were,
watching the bay for something.
The old hall is closed now.
They have no bearing on the Mona Lisa
in a trench coat and head scarf,
framed by the dead-bolted door.
She clearly knows the high shadow
approaching; her eyes anticipate
white doves and olive branches -
benevolence and joy.
*Independent Order of Odd Fellows hall, 1889,
designed by Providence architects Gould and Angell.
|Eustache Le Sueur, 1650: |
The Annunciation, Gabriel the Archangel