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Sunday Afternoons – a poem by Darrell Bourque

“It was the sound of horses’ hooves that drummed and lodged…”

Louisiana poet laureate Darrell Bourque narrates a poem of childhood for Confetti Park. This is “Sunday Afternoons,” a memory of his own experiences growing in a rural Cajun community near Sunset, Louisiana.

Mr. Bourque is Professor Emeritus in English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He was appointed Louisiana Poet Laureate in 2007 and reappointed in 2009.

Read this wonderful article by Susan Larson to learn more about the poet.
“Louisiana poet laureate Darrell Bourque turns our culture into poetry”

Thank you so much, Mr. Bourque, for sharing this moment in time with us.

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