Sunday, November 23, 2014

First Skate

First Skate
under the lights on opening night
at the brand new, no charge, open to all,
Waterhouse Center on Main Street in Kennebunk, Maine
on November 21, 2014, sketched on November 23, 2014
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $9.50 shipping = $115.00
See time lapse video of the Waterhouse Center construction (3:03) HERE
Read an article with photo of the opening night HERE

First Skate Smiles

Over fifty years ago
I laced on skates and I smiled.
It was wherever ice was
in Kennebunk; we found it.
We counted on the weather.
That was then; memories smile.

Driving down Main Street I stared,
new rink? Zamboni? I smiled.
I paused, I parked and watched skaters,
today's kids, again I smiled.
What a grand place for a skate,
Still smiling, skaters smiled back.

poem © 2014 Bruce McMillan
not for reuse without permission

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