An admittedly strange photo today, but I was influenced by this poem. If the poem was not in turn inspired by the Sherlock Holmes story "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box," than it's a great coincidence. I believe Holmes is said to own a Stradivarius in the story, and as the title would suggest cardboard is also involved. A woman is sent a box with two severed ears inside, hence this odd photo.
I return to the poetry of Sonja Eisenberg today for part 2 of this Portrait. The poem (here performed by me), is: