, Gloucester, MA

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March 4, 2013

The Grande Dames of Gloucester

Our stately ladies turn with grace

Their slim white arms slowly spin

Revolving arcs leave little trace

As gusts of air pass each fin

Guardians together atop the hill

Gazing downward as they twirl

Windswept fans slow and gentle

Yet sending force as they unfurl

Stark then against our coastal sky

And nun-like in their quiet stance

Our dutiful workers placed up high

Are humming silently as they dance

Newcomers arrived in our midst

Those slender ladies looking down

Our island skies are each day kissed

By those Grande Dames of our town

M.P. Butterfield


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