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AT PICTOU, NOVA SCOTIA poem

Story ID:4754
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2009
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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AT PICTOU, NOVA SCOTIA poem

At Pictou, Nova Scotia

Reflecting lights
pinpoint
nightfall’s watery charm
as the Causeway straddles
an ancient route
discovered by daring explorers, their
wind-harried ships crunching
on Nova Scotian soil…

Scott Paper’s lumbering trucks,
windfall-loaded with
forest memories, felled wilderness
tuned in to new adventures, into frilly
napkins and modern usages.

Nearby, on reed-like legs
viewing their unfolding world, as
feathered forefathers once stood in awe –
Cormorants
hulking on weathered pylons
aside Northumberland Strait.

© Richard L. Provencher 1989

first Published 1989 Vol 1 No 2
Poet’s Gallery, Newtonville, Ontario
ISSN 0840-4275