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|Whispers from the Bayou
|In whispers quiet, I hear the voices
from another time echo through the bayous.
And I listen to the tales they tell;
of life and death...
of happiness and sorrow...
of men and boats
and sudden storms
and voyages unfinished.
Where are they now, whose dreams gave life
to wood and steel and fashioned craft
to reap the harvest of the water?
Where is he who homeward came
at sunsets past and waved to loved ones
waiting on the shore?
Where are they who watched his face
as he drew near,
knowing the measure of the catch
would be reflected there?
I ask, where are they now?
And the voices whisper,
"We are here and will forever be
in this quiet place...here, beside the water."
-- Jim Metcalf
|The photos on this page are all from my beautiful home state of Louisiana.
I've identified specific locations when known. -- Nancy
|Greenwood Plantation, West Feliciana Parish
|Audubon Park, New Orleans
|Above & below: St. Martin Parish
|Above: Old State Capitol
Below: Current State Capitol
|Laura Plantation, St. James Parish
|Destrehan Plantation, St. Charles Parish
|Nottoway Plantation, Iberville Parish
|Above & next two below: New Orleans
|Belle Alliance Plantation, Assumption Parish
|Myrtles Plantation, West Feliciana Parish