Cherry Springs State Park, I’m told, is named for groves of black cherry trees–

its evening sky,  the clearest and darkest in Pennsylvania.

These days by Little Crum Creek, hours from the skygazers I’ll one night join,

a single black cherry briefly flowers the white light of our nearest star.




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Out in the mulberry and maple

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and blooming black cherry by water

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a black-throated blue warbler finds something to sing about.