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Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership - 2013-06-14

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Swan Quarter Landing

Guest post by Tony Reevy, UNC Institute for the Environment
Foreword by Jim Hawhee, APNEP Policy and Engagement Manager

June 14, 2013

The Swan Quarter ferry (image credit: Hyde County)

The Swan Quarter ferry (image courtesy of Hyde County)

Time spent in sound country leaves an indelible impression on almost all who visit. The region’s culture and environment are inextricably intertwined. Some folks grew up here and the rest, as the southern saying goes, got here as quick as they could.

Tony Reevy relates vignettes of North Carolina life through poetry in his book “Old North.” A former APNEP Policy Board chair, several poems in his book touch upon time spent in the Albemarle-Pamlico region. We’re pleased to present one of them here.

 

Swan Quarter Landing

A January wind
whips the ferry.
Twelve knots and
the boat adds five or ten.

Cold air cutting
through the warp
and weft
of my coat;
through my jeans,
shirt and undershirt.

The lounge is warm;
there are Lance and
Pepsi machines.
Just before landing
the ferry men
unchock the cars,
then stand at the bow.

A life
this different from mine
couldn't be imagined.

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