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The Blakeley Blog

The Blakeley Blog is a forum for discussion and discovery of the incredible natural and cultural treasures found at Historic Blakeley State Park.

Many of the poems in the Blakeley Blog by Sue Walker appeared in an earlier version in In The Realm of Rivers, published by NewSouth Press in Montgomery Alabama.

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BLAKELEY Pvt. Thomas Washington Danner, 29th Illinois Infantry


On the ninth of April, sixty-five,
Long remember’d be the day,
In range of Blakeley’s batteries
General Canby’s forces lay;
They had waded sloughs and marshes,
Been exposed to winds and rain,
Marched o’er concealed torpedoes
This proximity to gain.

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INCIDENT OF WAR A LETTER TO PRESIDENT HARDING FROM CHARLES HALL OF BLAKELEY, ALABAMA


(Dedicated to Wesley Byrne, Charles Hall’s great grandson who lives in Mobile, Alabama) 
By Sue Brannan Walker, 
former Poet Laureate of Alabama

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ALPHABETICAL ACCLAIM FOR BLAKELEY STATE PARK: A LEXICON


(An Alphabet poem called an abecedarian.) 
By Sue Brannan Walker, 
former Poet Laureate of Alabama

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A MATTER OF REPETITION


By Sue Brannan Walker, 
former Poet Laureate of Alabama

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THE MEMORY OF LEAVES: CALLIOPE AND HECTOR VISIT BLAKELEY STATE PARK IN THE MOBILE TENSAW DELTA


By Sue Brannan Walker, 
former Poet Laureate of Alabama

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THE NATURE OF PSALM


By Sue Brannan Walker, 
former Poet Laureate of Alabama

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BLAKELEY STATE PARK’S HIDING TREE


By Sue Brannan Walker, 
former Poet Laureate of Alabama

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ON A SUMMER’S DAY


By Sue Brannan Walker, 
former Poet Laureate of Alabama

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BREATH, WIND, THE MIRACLE OF WHAT HAPPENS


By Sue Brannan Walker, 
former Poet Laureate of Alabama

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Loose On The Tongues of Trees: A Lesson In Survival


By Sue Brannan Walker, 
former Poet Laureate of Alabama

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Beyond Translation


By Sue Brannan Walker, former Poet Laureate of Alabama

 

Say cielo, ciel, suty— 
spirit and breath. 
Speak sky

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A Walk Through Blakeley State Park


Trees in tardigrade motion
enjoy the quidnunc of evening rain 
and bear testimony to peace

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