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Page 11

Newsletter 99, Winter 2012  © Hampshire Mills Group

A Poem from Beckman Mill near Beloit, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

By one of its ‘Friends’ ~  Dick Dunagan

 

How The Mill Works

Moving water

Turns the wheel

Moving wheel

Turns the stone

Moving stone

Grinds the grain

Then it’s time

To start again

 Using his own words for the poem: “It is the result of a retired teacher seeking a compact way to explain the topic to visitors to the restored Beckman Mill near Beloit, Wisconsin.  As intended, it could also be used to explain other mills”.

Dick Dunagan is a volunteer supporter for the Friends of Beckman Mill, a restored water powered mill of 1868 that is owned by the county of Wisconsin.  Dick has captured the essence in pure simplicity, just like a mill –Ed.

Reproduced by kind permission from The International Molinological Society Journal Iss.12 see www.molinology.org

For more information on the Beckman Mill see www.beckmanmill.org and on the poet, Dick Dunagan  rvdunagan@aol.com

 

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