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Summer In The South by Paul Laurence Dunbar

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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 piney,
    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.

NOTE: The woods are running mad with riot down here, for sure, because the rains have been coming down in a “torrent sweep” daily. Florida. Always either drought or monsoon. You just gotta go with it. More summer poems coming later. What can I say? I’m in the mood!

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4 thoughts on “Summer In The South by Paul Laurence Dunbar

  1. Felix on said:

    Good poem for our rainy days. We got 2 inches of rain, today in just one downpour.

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    • It’s been heavy over here, too, Felix. When I think last year, we went almost a full YEAR without ONE SINGLE DROP at my house, I can’t believe how much we’ve had already this year. It has rained every day for the last ten, and some days, really, really heavy. But my yard loves it. As do the mosquitoes, darn it. They are really bad.

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  2. I’ve never heard of riot! 🙂 Just a northern girl, I guess. 🙂

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    • A riot is a riot…loud, noisy, colorful, just like a riot of people, only with plants, or overgrowth, or noisy, happy birds. That’s all. Nothing new or different. 😀

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