|Henry Wadsworth Longfellow|
|The Captain of the Hesperus and his darling daughter|
On the reef of Norman's Woe! "
Mom would let us turn the dining room into the ship...we would use turned over chairs and blankets and create quite the set for our play...this room was the site for many fantasy settings from other stories and poems that she exposed us to.
Another favorite of mine was "The Burial of the Minnisink" about the death of an Indian Chief. Another tragedy, but really cool to act out!! The Minnisink were a tribe...probably of the Mohawk line and Longfellow was fond of writing about the lore of nature and people of action...sailors, Indians, blacksmiths, etc.