Resolution by Pete Jardine
Online - 06 July 2020
I gently lay the picture face down on the freshly cleaned glass
Black and White, hand tinted.
Handwriting on the back faces me
To my Darling Annie
It’s dated 1947
I select the highest resolution
And set the machine to work
Two minutes later the faded picture is glowing on my screen
Then the miracle begins
A click of a button, a slide of a mouse
The colour returns to faded cheeks
The veil of time is pulled away
And there he is smiling out at me.
He was a handsome bugger.
Many, many years later I’d be a twinkle in his eye.
I wonder who got my share of his good looks.
As I sit there staring into his eyes
I eventually realise that I’ve lost all track of time
Oh, and I’m crying again.
A blissful, happy, special, precious, unexpected moment.
- aren’t they marvellous?
1st March 2020
Poems For Earthlings – by Pete Jardine
Poem for the Day Resolution