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    I love your FiL's bob-o-link call!

    I like red-wing blackbirds too. I used to fish a lot when I lived in Georgia, and they were always busy flitting around the cattails surrounding the ponds.

    When I hear the word "bob-o-link," I always think of this poem:

    I’ll tell you how the sun rose, -
    A ribbon at a time.
    The steeples swam in amethyst,
    The news like squirrels ran.

    The hills untied their bonnets,
    The bobolinks begun.
    Then I said softly to myself,
    "That must have been the sun!"

    But how he set, I know not.
    There seemed a purple stile.
    Which little yellow boys and girls
    Were climbing all the while

    Till when they reached the other side,
    A dominie in gray
    Put gently up the evening bars,
    And led the flock away.

    Emily Dickinson

    Thanks so much for reading, mideedah!

    "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well, I have others." --Groucho Marx

    by Dragon5616 on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 08:26:10 AM PST

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