Rob Holbert’s last column, titled “The Sound and the fury” (May 5), was one which I know the naturalist John James Audubon would have loved for its reference to the rebirth of bird life on our coast. It also reminded me so much of two great writers with Mobile and Creola roots.
One, James William, wrote the beautiful poem “Creola” off of his 1986 work called “Floridays.” Another great writer, Celestine Sibley, lived in Creola as a child but then moved to midtown Mobile to attend Murphy High School. She later worked for the Press-Register before moving to Georgia and becoming a beloved journalist in Atlanta.
Mr. Holbert, please keep up the good work. I think both Celestine and James William might agree with me, it was a great piece of writing!