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That Old Mill

Story ID:9483
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Local History
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:1986
Person:Richard & Esther Provencher
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is alive in the light of day, harsh
wind grabbing your windpipe
breath of winter-chill,
icicle eyes staring dimly
at the scene---

parade of pussy willows
straddling the river.
Within view an ancient mill,
exterior dulled
by a passage in time.

Once, a photo album of deer
within shadows,
cows flicking horse flies
kids painting the barn,
three dogs chasing---

childhood and splashing
in the creek. Pages from life
a long time ago.