A Collection of Reflections &
Photos from the Cape Split Hike
This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks,
Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight,
Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic,
Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms.
Loud from its rocky caverns, the deep-voiced neighboring ocean
Speaks, and in accents disconsolate answers the wail of the forest.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – Evangeline, 1847.
(Epic poem set during the expulsion of 12,000 Acadians from this area, 1755-1764)