Toronto's Historical Plaques
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Eulogy to Beauty
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2007
Plaque coordinates: 43.673145 -79.384112
For many many years gone by
This vale was quite a different place
No concrete bridges marred her lie
No pavement covered o'er her face.
What mighty torrent did abate
From rocky bed and sandy view
Revealing in its parting wake
A gaping gorge and terrace new.
And grassy reeds that once did sway
In water flows and eddies nigh
For gracious boughs and winds gave way
To toss about in troubled skies.
These hills that now are lush and green
In richly growing grass and trees
Arose by shores of sand and cream
where shells arrest from ancient seas.
But sadly now the trees and sky
Look over what was peaceful land
And shed a tear for in their eye
A cenotaph of concrete stands.
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