Poetry

Geoff Page: Three Poems

The Saturday Evening Post   Those Norman Rockwell covers back there in the ’50s … the Huck Finn boy with fishing rod,   those faithful black retainers, the old men all avuncular, the women straight from Doris Day   or suddenly advanced to grandmas, a smell of cookies in the kitchen. The draughtsmanship was so convincing,   the detail in the detail. Inside would be the ads for what we’d soon be calling “whitegoods”,   hygienic and efficient, a measure of our “Modern Age” like Popular Mechanics.   We knew, just entering our teens, that, not long back, the U.S.A.…

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