A miracle at the mall


Jasmine incense burns,

Eclectic music blaring

low-paid staff smiling—

Spring fever arrived early

at the old Frontenac Mall.

©2017 Ontheland

Jasmine buds photo credit:  Punnamjai, offered for public use on Pixabay

8 thoughts on “A miracle at the mall

  1. Frontenac sounds Algonquin to me for some reason. But definitely reminds me of Milwaukee where so many things have names ending in ac. Fon du Lac, etc which, now that I think about it, probably derives from French. But I digress,
    Nice piece, Janice.

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  2. Thanks for your observation as it led me to look into Frontenac which is the name of many places around here (eg Frontenac county, township and Fort Frontenac) The naming is after a French leader, Governor General Frontenac appointed to rule New France in the 1600s. If you look up Frontenac in Wikipedia the end of the list of places named Frontenac includes locations in the United States. This is because New France extended from Canada down into the United States (great map under New France in Wikipedia). I found this fascinating as I am steeped in Frontenac in the area where I am living. :))


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