Swans and New Yorkers

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“Round the point flotillas of swans come trailing

sunlit V’s and W’s, otherworldy,

but a little corny. When they arrived here

No one remembers.

Nor can we remember the explanation

why the swans are in the ascendant, surging

Even as our own population trickles

Out to the suburbs.

 

Garbo Lobster’s fleet has been sold; Monsanto,

windows broken whistles an absent air; New

Yorkers long since bought up the nicer houses;

God, it’s depressing….’’

 

 -- From “Neoclassical,’’ by Daniel Hall

Garbo Lobster is based in Groton, Conn., but has a major operation in Hancock, on  the Maine coast.

  Part of Garbo's lobster pound facility in Hancock, Maine.

Part of Garbo's lobster pound facility in Hancock, Maine.