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A Summertime Hike

along the tall prairie grass

By Chris SienerPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
Prophetstown State Park, West Lafayette IN (USA)

started with a taste

of ripe blackberries

lining the prairie path

offering a sweet succulent

energy boost

on this hot, humid day


further down

near the fen

we found

wild teasel

enticing a

giant swallowtail butterfly

with its beautiful

yellow on black

symmetrical back

further more

we stopped to adore

a bumblebee on bergamot

enjoying the purple beebalm horsemint

along this trail

then near the ponds

outflow expanse

herring, king fishers, and ducks were

doing their fishing dance

along side boys and fishermen

while bullfrogs resonated their

ruumm ruumm

bass notes,

surround sounding

our park bench

resting spot

at waters edge


Wanted to share this hiking experience

from Trail #2 at Prophetstown State Park.

This is my wife’s favorite trail and I hope

you enjoyed it as well.

nature poetry

About the Creator

Chris Siener

Many poems and posts I write have a nature theme, with family or faith frame of reference. I hope you enjoy.

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