Tag Archives: Patriot’s Day

Patriot’s Day (Observed)

On Patriot’s Day Back in Arlington, Mass., We’d go out on the porch To watch Paul Revere pass (Or maybe his doctor friend– Didn’t much matter)– What thrills for a five-year-old! Watching them clatter On horseback across the bridge Spanning … Continue reading

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Foreshadowing

April 17th Always relatively dark At the Old North Church

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The Parts I Remember From Longfellow’s “Paul Revere’s Ride”

Listen, my children One by land and two by sea Middlesex (tee-hee!)

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A Voice In The Darkness

On the 18th of April in ’75 I recited three poems, and ever since, I’ve Been unable to let this date pass without verse: Longfellow, Emerson, Lowell, and…worse. And by worse, I mean me, which should go without saying, But … Continue reading

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A Boylston Hymn

By the rude bridge, now marked with blood, Long ere the victor’s tape unfurled, There the cowardly bombers stood And plotted the blasts that shocked the world.

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Storytime

Listen, my children, and you shall– Here, Give me that. You know beads don’t belong in your ear. Now, settle. You ready? Okay, here we go. Listen– What? Not right now. Lis– I said, No! If you drink before bedtime … Continue reading

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123-Minuteman

Shot heard ’round the world Starts the Boston Marathon 2:03:02

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