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Great Blue Heron, Chinook Mine, Clay County, Indiana, May 2011.

From Facebook Post: Terri Gorney
Yesterday at 7:27am · 
Kenn Kaufman inspired me to copy this. This is from birding journals of Jane Brooks Hine 1831-1916 that I have been transcribing. The poem is about the swale on her land. She lived in OH and IN

The Swale: The Watery Road to Heron Town

No barren road
Leads travelers on
Its dusty way
To Heron Town:
But
Tangled willows,
Sweet swamp roses,
Sword grass meadows,
Bogs of rushes,
Wild flag blossoms,
Wiry sedges,
Stately cat-tails,
Ferns and mosses
Line all the road 
That stretches on 
Its swaly path
To Heron Town

Great Blue Heron, Chinook Mine, Clay County, Indiana, May 2011.

From Facebook Post: Terri Gorney
Yesterday at 7:27am ·
Kenn Kaufman inspired me to copy this. This is from birding journals of Jane Brooks Hine 1831-1916 that I have been transcribing. The poem is about the swale on her land. She lived in OH and IN

The Swale: The Watery Road to Heron Town

No barren road
Leads travelers on
Its dusty way
To Heron Town:
But
Tangled willows,
Sweet swamp roses,
Sword grass meadows,
Bogs of rushes,
Wild flag blossoms,
Wiry sedges,
Stately cat-tails,
Ferns and mosses
Line all the road
That stretches on
Its swaly path
To Heron Town

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