Eva Revere’s Ride

Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Eva Revere,
On the 29th of January, in 2010;
Many a man (and woman) are still alive
Who remember that famous day and year.

He said to her friend, “If we leave right now
We’ll travel by road from the town to-night,
And meet you half way in two hours
With Hagerstown, Maryland as our signal light,–
You go by land, and we will too;
And on the same shore we will meet,
Ready to ride and spread the charm
Through every Virginian village and farm,
Hopefully the country folk won’t be up and to arms.”

Then he said “Good-night!” and with muffled roar
Silently hung up the phone, a chore.
Just as the moon rose over the day,
She wrote, where her moorings lay
On the blog, A Thought Chronicle;
A phantom blog, with each word and typo
Across the web like a prison bar,
And a huge black hulk, with a picture
Of a little girl raising her arms against the sky.

Meanwhile, her friend through hallway and room
Wanders and watches, with eager ears,
Till in the silence around her she hears
The muster of her man at the back door,
The sound of arms, and the tramp of feet,
And the measured tread of that man,
Marching down to their car in the garage.

Then he climbed down with their luggage,
By the wooden stairs, with stealthy tread,
To the car’s chamber down below,
And startled Simon from his perch
On the sombre sofa, that round him made
A massive and cozy bed of fur, a black shade,–
Then the trembling dog, steep and tall,
Looked to the highest window in the wall,
And when he paused to listen and look up
In that moment his “roof” was heard in the town
And the daylight flowing over all.


R & D are coming!  R & D are coming!  R & D are coming!


~ by Eva on January 30, 2010.

One Response to “Eva Revere’s Ride”

  1. very creative! what a long ode to our coming! can’t wait to see you in just a few hours!

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