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Swamp Symphony of Georgia

Updated on September 20, 2018


My thoughts run back to South Georgia land,

Where Seminole Natives lived in every band.

The Okefenokee swamp and of its own spell.

"Land of the Trembling Earth", I know so well.


By day, moves in slow motion, quiet as can be,

Swamp life there each one so rare, all may see.

Big birds all to stand at attention, seem to stare,

As wild ducks swim mischiefly, appear unaware.


Big fish feed on minnows then, snakes are still,

Muskrats and beavers work so hard, jobs to fill.

Black bear and cats find their beds, time to rest,

Wild deer seek shelter after a feed, at their best.


Bull frogs, critters in swamp waters then to pause,

Enjoy a warming refrain of sun's light, as a cause.

Horned owls, hawks and eagles rest in their perch,

Have scoured swamp's terrain, each nook to search.


As each evening draws to its close, night time comes,

Frogs, crickets, stoic birds, all sing, their music drums.

The smell of Jasmine, Honeysuckle's scents fill the air,

Swamp critters begin to stir, grow hungrier, of each pair.


The stealthy alligator is on the move, its food to search,

Feathered kings of the swamp, then to leave the perch.

Bald Eagles, night hawks, in flight, on its guard, the owl.

As ferocious cats, Black bears, all then are on the prowl.


A grand musical of sounds, shrill calls, growls, as words,

Sharp repetitive chants, the percussion of the night birds,

At times all in conjunction, as a fine symphony, the whole,

Then just as suddenly, a mixed cacophony, to then unfold.


As the morning sun appears over a distant horizon, to rise,

Participants of the nightly war's wild song, its wrath, denies.

Returning once more, to their own sanctuary, as their desire,

Swamp creatures, in their own jungle, of sorts, all now retire,


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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      14 months ago from United States

      Thanks Kenneth. I have considered publication. I have copyrighted earlier work. I write for my own enjoyment and to share with you guys. I've had three song lyrics stolen and they all became famous in another name. Kind of feel down in trying to publish anything. Blessings my friend. Thanks for the support. whonu

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      Kenneth Avery 

      14 months ago

      whonunuwho -- my friend, you are always deserving and very welcome. I think that you need to publish a book, maybe an E-Book on your poetry. Fact: I feel strongly about this, so think about it.

      You will not go wrong.

      Peace.

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      Ann Carr 

      14 months ago from SW England

      Well I thought it might be that but needed to ask!

      Ann

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      14 months ago from United States

      As you may see, my owl tells it all. whonu

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      Ann Carr 

      14 months ago from SW England

      I keep meaning to ask you where your aka of 'whonunuwho' comes from; I find it intriguing - can you tell us? I'm just being nosy!

      Ann

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      14 months ago from United States

      Thank you Ann. I appreciated your introduction of the local fine places, as well. Many blessings, my friend. whonu

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      Ann Carr 

      14 months ago from SW England

      What a busy swamp! I can hear all the creatures, high and low, on land and water; you have conjured up all that so well.

      Lovely poetry as always.

      Ann

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      14 months ago from United States

      Kenneth, my friend, as alway, you are an inspiration and so greatly appreciated. I feel close to my roots and will always share my feelings about the place of my upbringing. Many blessings. whonu

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      Kenneth Avery 

      14 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Whonunuwho -- my friend, you have certainly locked into the multi-colored world of the swampland of which you speak.

      And your mastery of your adjectives only add to the luster of your lyrics that I loved the moment I started reading this hub.

      Please keep up the great work. I know that many say this one thing to you, and for good reason, YOU DESERVE IT!

      I only wish that I had a deeper use of the adjective when it comes to telling YOU how very talented you are.

      Talk to you soon.

      Peace.

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