Thou hast taught me, Silent River!
Many a lesson, deep and long;
Thou hast been a generous giver;
I can give thee but a song.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote this, "To the River Charles", a little over 150 years ago. Nice.
In the Columbia Gorge, there are hot and dry roads next to the river … a perfect place for those who like to drift about in the air.
Mr. Longfellow rightly notes that we’ve had many lessons … deep and long. It must be time to give back an idle song …