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In rivers as upon your plate,

I hum a tune while you wait.

A snakes tongue licks the devil's tail,

Four times each thrust I will impale.

What am I?

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You are a

fork.

In rivers as upon your plate,

It's cutlery and what happens when a river splits.

I hum a tune while you wait,

A tuning fork is what you sit still for a moment to listen to while tuning.

A snakes tong licks the devils tail,

Both snake tongues and imaginary devil tails(?) are forked at the end. (Googling devil pictures, I am less sure about the second part. But they're all imaginary anyway, so why not!)

Four times each thrust I will impale.

Many (eating and garden) forks have 4 tines. The pitchfork may lend itself to garden work during this season, depending on one's location, which would explain the title as well.

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