Shadow Boxes, and: The Fox

Shadow Boxes, and: The Fox SHADOW BOXES / Michael Waters in memoriam Joseph Cornell Six a.m. Td be walking those sycamorelined streets alone, red rubber ball in one hand, sawed-off broomstick on my shoulder, waiting for a few friends to rise, morning to commence among parked cars and manhole covers, the sun looming at last above tenement rooftops crisscrossed with clotheslines. His slanted cellar-door would be propped open and Td step down, eyes adjusting to the low wattage, into the enormous clutter of his workshop, tables strewn with wire, paint-slick slats of wood, severed dolls' heads, porcelain pipes, thimbles, tiny stoppered bottles cleansed of their lapsed medicines, birds' nests, children's building-blocks, their letters sandpapered off, brass rings, ticket stubs, magazines-- the magazines!--tossed everywhere, 1940's illustrated ladies' weeklies, National Geographies, U.S. Army manuals, storybooks and road atlases and astronomical charts, greeting cards bought bulk in boxes from thrift shops, The Missouri Review · 31 this world so dense with detail and populated with such familiar yet somehow exotic bric-a-brac I'd forget I was below the thronged avenues of Flushing, 1964, my friends running bases on Utopia Parkway. For hours I'd sit on a high stool with long scissors, turning pages, carefully clipping pictures-- parrots, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

Shadow Boxes, and: The Fox

The Missouri Review, Volume 11 (2) – Oct 5, 1988

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SHADOW BOXES / Michael Waters in memoriam Joseph Cornell Six a.m. Td be walking those sycamorelined streets alone, red rubber ball in one hand, sawed-off broomstick on my shoulder, waiting for a few friends to rise, morning to commence among parked cars and manhole covers, the sun looming at last above tenement rooftops crisscrossed with clotheslines. His slanted cellar-door would be propped open and Td step down, eyes adjusting to the low wattage, into the enormous clutter of his workshop, tables strewn with wire, paint-slick slats of wood, severed dolls' heads, porcelain pipes, thimbles, tiny stoppered bottles cleansed of their lapsed medicines, birds' nests, children's building-blocks, their letters sandpapered off, brass rings, ticket stubs, magazines-- the magazines!--tossed everywhere, 1940's illustrated ladies' weeklies, National Geographies, U.S. Army manuals, storybooks and road atlases and astronomical charts, greeting cards bought bulk in boxes from thrift shops, The Missouri Review · 31 this world so dense with detail and populated with such familiar yet somehow exotic bric-a-brac I'd forget I was below the thronged avenues of Flushing, 1964, my friends running bases on Utopia Parkway. For hours I'd sit on a high stool with long scissors, turning pages, carefully clipping pictures-- parrots,

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Published: Oct 5, 1988

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