Wooden Shoe

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What does the little boy do who lives in the mill
Watching blades turn and water pump;
Does he dream of sailing seas to far away lands
as his wooden shoe sailboat rests on mirrored glass?

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He lives on a mound surrounded by water and flowers
With hayfields and redfox-horses to share the polder beyond

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A solitary life with parents and siblings it seems
Goats in a pen and big cabbages to hoe as vegetables grow

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What does the little boy dream with his toes in the stream
Perhaps his dreams are the same as yours and mine you know

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Wooden shoes sit in a row waiting for night to pass
The sailboat shoe sits quietly on mirrored glass.

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Photos of Kinderdjik: Dwight L. Roth

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