Thursday, November 30, 2006

If Walls Could Talk



Photo: Window of Giles Mandeville House
Pomtpon Plains, NJ,
built 1788.

Giles Mandeville House
Field and quarry construction
Pequannock Township

Years earlier war
Patriots and Washington
camped and fought nearby

War veteran builds
home, stacking stone upon stone

Raises his family

Years pass, children grown
War Between the States erupts
House holds secret places

Quilt squares showing way
Rooms above kitchen for slaves
Underground Railroad

Whispering prayers
Following the north star
New life new freedoms

First Reformed Church Manse
Stories seep from stonewalls
Hundred years later

1 comment:

ren.kat said...

Nice way to listen to the walls! - thanks for stopping by.