Category Archives: taking time for summer

MODELING MEMORIES

His memories of New England various,

Were by and large vicarious…

Mostly pictures he saw

with interest and awe,

His chances of a visit–hilarious!

Point of fact he was too young,

Couldn’t drive himself even some…

The eight-hour ride

Once a summer left wide,

Window for relevant magazines to come!

Still his interest grew,

Past the time when he knew…

This paint scheme was gone,

these ALCOs moved on.

But the history he wanted to view.

Found an N scale engine thus,

Painted just like this—a plus–

To re-enact

Historical fact,

Without too much fuss!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

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WE JUST DRIVE PAST…

WE JUST DRIVE PAST…!

Missing those wonderful summers,

Of strolling around the woods…

Mosquitoes in air meet us there

And shortly get the goods!

How often do we stop and examine

A roadside monument…

We drive rignt past with exhaust blast,

We came as quick as we went.

In stop-and-go traffic,

They’re grinding, repaving roads…

Details of a “Jersey Barrier”

Interest me as traffic slows.

–Jonathan Caswell