|The tromp l'oeil neighbor.|
"Before I built a wall I'd ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That wants it down.' I could say 'Elves' to him,
But it's not elves exactly, and I'd rather
He said it for himself. I see him there
Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top
In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed.
He moves in darkness as it seems to me~
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father's saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, "Good fences make good neighbors."
-- MENDING WALL, Robert Frost
|Making fences look "friendly"|
|Think of a fence as a blank canvas.|
|The key to a "good" fence is ingenuity.|
|Such an image might be framed and hung on a fence,|
or perhaps better still, painted on the fence itself.
|The upper-left image is a painting, the one at lower-right |
is a photograph.