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The Old Mill
by Philip Leibfried
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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                                     THE OLD MILL

                  The old mill stands alone on a hillock,   

                   tattered blades turning spasmodically

                   with every gust of wind.

                   With nought to do, it remains calm,       

                   perhaps awaiting a Don Quixote to enliven its existence.   
                  

                   Useless, unwanted, ragged and forlorn,
                   the old mill lingers on in hopes of a serene death.



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Reviewed by Irv O Neil
Evocative poem, sir! Made me think of Ozymandias in its tone.

Somehow it seems more hopeful than the last two lines suggest; if the mill calmly awaits its own Don Q, then perhaps there is still juice in the old structure...ready for some interesting little drama.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Enjoyed very much dear man..Hugss
Reviewed by Paul Judges
A delightful evocation.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Representation of a time long past, yet without it would we have moved forward...

Be always safe,
Karen
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