Today is Great Grandma’s first birthday in Heaven.
She was trying to teach me a poem called The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Click here to read the rest of the poem. Not there, here! Here is the part she was teaching me!
- By the shores of Gitche Gumee,
- By the shining Big-Sea-Water,
- Stood the wigwam of Nokomis,
- Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis.
- Dark behind it rose the forest,
- Rose the black and gloomy pine-trees,
- Rose the firs with cones upon them;
- Bright before it beat the water,
- Beat the clear and sunny water,
- Beat the shining Big-Sea-Water.
I have not learned it yet, because it is a very very very long poem.
Andrea said that for her birthday, Great Grandma is picking Golden flowers!
Happy Birthday Great Grandma!