View from the back windows of Chimney Farm. The metal on the
old apple tree is to protect it from porcupines.
Morning at Chimney Farm
June 16, 2008
Chickadee, catbird, song sparrow
sing from nearby trees, bushes.
To the east, glimpses of Damariscotta Lake.
Moist sky hangs low.
Lake gray, sky gray-
all the same.
A stillness here.
This old house, old farm-
birthplace of so many
words, books, feelings
carrying on beyond
Henry's life, Elizabeth's life.
A peaceful quiet
as I gaze out second floor window
old typewriter by my side.
at small graveyard
old stonewall behind
I looked down toward house
beyond lupine in bloom
looked down through fields
beyond apple trees
glimpsed water even further below
thought of how sight flowed
from where I stood
from where Henry, Elizabeth lie.
Their vision now left in books
left in words still carrying on
left in this house, this land
this stillness of a June morning.
Old typewriter at Chimney Farm.
Gary putting out the donkeys, Damariscotta Lake in the background.
Moodys, a Route 1 institution for decades. Had a good breakfast
here for a very reasonable price.
Mary and her daughter, Jasmine, at Moody's Gift Shop, next to the diner.
This wasn't here when I last stopped at Moody's. Spent nearly an hour here
talking with Mary and then her daughter about Maine, families, creativity, spirituality.
Osprey over Medomak River, at Waldoboro Town landing.
There was a pair soaring above. I was hoping for one to dive
in after a fish, but that didn't occur. I've seen that a few times
in the past and it's always impressive.
Inside S. Fernald's/Waldoboro 5 & 10. Nice old-time atmosphere
and once again good talk with owner, Sumner and his emplyees.
Crystal, one of the workers, starting her first day there, asked me for a poem,
so I recited "Seeing Eye to Eye with a Chickadee" while some customers
and the staff listened. Later Crystal recited a poem for me. We decided to
have a reading there Thursday night. So I put together a flier at the library
and I've added another reading to the schedule! Looking forward to seeing
how it turns out.
I didn't know these still existed!
The church dates back to 1772.
Graveyard and church in the fog.
Lobster traps soon heading out, Round Pond.