An American Dream

Longfellow’s Evangeline.

A painting America as Eden
Joseph Rusling Meeker (American, 1827–1889). The Acadians in the Achafalaya, “Evangeline”, 1871

“THIS is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks,
Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight,
Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic,
Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms.
Loud from its rocky caverns, the deep-voiced neighboring ocean
Speaks, and in accents disconsolate answers the wail of the…

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Regina Clarke

Regina Clarke

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Storyteller and dreamer. I write about the English language, being human, the magic of life, and metaphysics. Ph.D. in English Literature. www.regina-clarke.com