Tuesday, April 18, 2006

231 years ago tonight

"Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
He said to his friend, "If the British march

By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,--
One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm."

Only 25 miles (and 231 years) away...

This is the year Shawn is going to come visit me and read his minuteman poem on Concord bridge.


At 8:26 AM, Blogger Shawn said...



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