Poem 17: Red, White and Blue Ridge

Barboursville Mansion 20200415
Barboursville Ruins.  Designed by Thomas Jefferson for Governor Barbour.  Burned down on Christmas Day,  1884.  Legend says that the family, realizing that they could not save the mansion, finished their Christmas dinner on the lawn as the mansion burned.

Redbrick ruins front

White snow in April flocking

Blue Ridge Mountain peaks

 

Man’s reign lasts longer

Then the ephemeral snow

Mountains survive both.