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At Country Harbour, Nova Scotia

Story ID:6161
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro, Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2010
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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At Country Harbour, Nova Scotia

To catch a mackerel: silver lure, red plastic
surrounding treble hooks.

Background for delivery: ocean
pounding an Atlantic shore.

Scenery: seagulls as kites
windy nudges in full feathery flight.

Now fishermen of all ages sit
on a new concrete wharf
tested
by tidal movement
six hours in, six hours out
staccato of an outboard trolling
for supper, loons
playful in sea spray

people watching, joking
comparing
a collage of activity, fishermen
casting, jigging
lines, reeling them in.

The day is a blessing, wrapped
in newspapers.

Richard L. Provencher