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Quote, June 4, 2011 - Summer in the South

Posted by ejmoore510 7 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 3, 11 at 21:10

The Oriole sings in the greening grove
As if he were half-way waiting,
The rosebuds peep from their hoods of green,
Timid, and hesitating.
The rain comes down in a torrent sweep
And the nights smell warm and pinety,
The garden thrives, but the tender shoots
Are yellow-green and tiny.
Then a flash of sun on a waiting hill,
Streams laugh that erst were quiet,
The sky smiles down with a dazzling blue
And the woods run mad with riot.

Summer in the South by Paul Laurence Dunbar

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RE: Quote, June 4, 2011 - Summer in the South

Sorry I missed this one---very nice!
Thanks, ej!

RE: Quote, June 4, 2011 - Summer in the South

Love the word "pinety" it describes this certain aroma so precisely. Lovely Poem.

RE: Quote, June 4, 2011 - Summer in the South

The sounds, sights and smells of summer are unique according to the environment. We have such diversity in this large continent the experiences are abundant. Wonder if they will ever perfect smell-a-vision.

Great poem ej, thanks.

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