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JOHN CABOT TRAIL, CAPE BRETON poem

Story ID:4879
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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John Cabot Trail, Cape Breton

Surveying the land as
his kingdom, a
moose trots across our view

highway his path, scuffles up the
hillside without even a
glance at our
open tourist mouths, then

Port Hood Village is a gathering
of shouts, everyone
pointing, tuna caught today
hoisted up high

sighs of relief, fishing
life In this harbour alive again.

Along the shore at Meat Cove fins
ripple in the Atlantic, whales
frolic like
children, leaping
about in playful moments.
A landscape of joy.

We sail at Baddeck, visit
Margaree Valley, beachcomb
at Cheticamp, admire
clusters of birch at Ingonish

the land a sea of memory-images.

Richard L. Provencher 2003