I know you were built
to harness the power of the wind
and to use that power for a purpose…
but what purpose have you now
that your once-strong arms
have been broken
by the force you once relied on?
I’m impressed with your charm and resilience.
Your new purpose has assured me
that age won’t lessen worth, and that
beauty is in the eye of the beholder
for when the wind and the light
are aligned just right
your blades still sparkle in the sun.
Photo taken near the Old Mill Museum in Lindsborg, Kansas where this windmill is now simply “decor”.