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Redwing Swamp, a poem by Paul Richard

Redwing Swamp
by Paul Richard

ferns, fronds, frogs, pollywogs
dew fog,
mist blanket,

snakes just out,
sun’s stove turns up
spring peepers peep

buds awake,
sap ascends,
fledging feathers test flight.

These are all my pets.

From Paul Richard:I've recently had poems published in the Writer's Newsletter in Great Britain. I live in Indianapolis and frequently take poetry classes at the Indiana Writers Center as well as participate in writing and arts seminars. I am a former museum curator and administrator. In my retirement I am a beekeeper and avid gardener and volunteer on behalf of veterans.”