This picture-poem by Joan Horrocks highlights some of the beautiful and beloved outbuildings in our neighborhood. Stay safe and well this holiday. - JL

Old Village Shed

a little more tilted, a little more worn

nice to see you old friend in spite of the wind

trying its best    I worried you’d gone                                    

you are here when I need you  

Blue-eyed Grass, flowers in May                    
to visit each year    dug all at once

new lawn for new house where you favored the earth

I google and hope someone has seeds

and I’ll bring you back home

Pointed Blue-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Iris Family.

~ E. Joan Horrocks
Old Village Association
P.O. Box 188, Chatham, MA 02633