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A traffic calming mural, a first for myself, and Media, PA.

Four Trout now swim at Third and Jackson Streets. Painting the fish was a success, made possible by a great group of volunteers of all ages. ​ This poem was inspired by the mural, written that day.

"Four Trout at 3rd and Jackson" by Brian Sammond ​ The Golden Trout's bold haughtiness shines forth from glowing gilded scales, out-shining, to his mind, the duller Brown. But Brown Trout's not perturbed by this-- he's proud to swim the creeks and streams, too busy swishing 'round to have a frown. The Brook Trout makes a common sight in all the brooks and streams around, and loves to swim her way from pond to creek. ​ The Rainbow Trout, so fanciful, just laughs beneath the flowing stream, when after rain she leaps a colored streak-- her scales of rainbow colors glow, reflecting rainbows in the sky.

I think one of my favorite comments I heard that day was "This mural will make me happy on my walks."

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