Monday, September 10, 2012

~ Isle of La Belle Riviere ~

Isle of La Belle Riviere

Bride of the swart Ohio;
Nude, yet fair to look upon,
Clothed only with the leaf,
As was innocent Eve of Eden.
The son of grim old Alleghany,
And white-breasted Monongahela
Is wedded to thee, and it is well.

 ~Walt Whitman~

Walt Whitman wrote this poem while he stayed on Blennerhassett Island as a young man in the house pictured above. He visited in September 1849. He wrote two more while he stayed there that I know of.. maybe I will post them soon.  Today we celebrated our first year of marriage.. "and it is well" 

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