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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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ON A SUMMER’S DAY


In the sweet scent of honeysuckle summer,
flies hatch on bayous,
mosquitoes whine. The males
drink nectar from daffodils;
the females seek birds to bite.
The smell of bream beds
cause cautious noses
to twitch. Bullfrogs hrump.
bass strike waiting hooks,
and deer watch
in successful sunlight
the irreducible day.




 

 

 

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