For the rising moon, a portrait of young girl awaiting her fate as told in the following poem. Photography by Bob Orsillo ... Poem The Quadroon Girl by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Slaver in the broad lagoon
Lay moored with idle sail;
He waited for the rising moon,
And for the evening gale.
Under the shore his boat was tied,
And all her listless crew
Watched the grey alligator slide
Into the still bayou.
Odours of oranfe-flowers, and spice,
Reached them from time to time,
Like airs thet breathe from Paradise
Upon a world of crime.
The Planter, under his roof of thatch,
Smoked thoughtfully and slow;
The Slaver's thumb was on the latch,
He seemed in haste to go.
He said "My ship at anchor rides
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