A Nineteenth-Century Portrait

When Mister Robert Scarlett, master of Cambridge and Druckett plantations, stood for his portrait, the good man made a point of having his personal slave-boy, Oliver, beside him, waist high, holding his game bag, with which he’d ride to hunt wild hog and occasional runaways. At his other side his favorite dog. How well the …

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whispering ancestors enfold me in their loving ghostly immanence

Edward Baugh

Poetry International 17
“A Nineteenth-Century Portrait”