Swamp drained, river tamed
cleared for progress yet wary
of future promised
Progress will happen.
Today the swamp was drained. Soon, earlier versions of Swamp Castle will see the light since they original burned, fell over, and sank.
Working on a project like this requires a certain amount of humor and humility.
The swamp was home to many critters. But it was not suitable to farm, or for construction. Unless you sink enough castles in it first, of course. Frankly, draining the swamp is a lot cheaper.
Draining also opens vast tracts of land to future development, once the resident voodun are chased away.
What it won’t do is stop the incessant singing!