Evangeline tells the tale of a great Acadian love story that is a part of the local culture in my home of Nova Scotia.
‘Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie’ is an epic poem by
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In this poem he
follows her search for her long lost love Gabriel, with
whom she was betrothed.
Evangeline and Gabriel were separated by ‘The
Great Upheavel’, also known as the Acadian
Expulsion. During this dark chapter of English –
French relations in Canada, over eleven thousand
Acadians were deported by the British,
with many being forcibly relocated to Louisiana, USA.
Separated by the Acadian Expulsion, Evangeline and
her betrothed would only be reunited in their old
age when Gabriel, who was already very sick, would
perish in her arms.
This work of fiction has become immortalized here in
Nova Scotia, where you can follow the stunning landscape
of the Evangeline Trail and explore the ancestral
home of the Acadians!
Nova Scotia invites you to
visit and explore our vibrant culture and landscape.
Beautiful poem! I have and edition from the late 19th century!
How very cool!
Though I haven’t read the poem, I’ve heard of it. Your summary has inspired me to seek it out.
thank you! I love the colour of this vase as well 🙂 Hope you are doing well, Michele!
Gorgeous vase! I love the colors and thank you for sharing the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
I didn’t know that the Acadians became the Cajuns of southern USA. Thanks for this (tragic) bit of North American history.
“Cajuns” is a shorter chopped of verison of “Acadian”… And now this Cajun has to buy this beautiful vase.
Please let me know should you need any help 🙂
I didn’t see a confirmation email…🖤
Ok ill check settings on that. I can confirm the purchase has gonr through and will send the tracking number over email once shipped in the next few days. 🙂
now sent with tracking info to your paypal 🙂
YAY THANK YOU!
Most welcome! 🙏
LOVE THE VASE! SO BEAUTIFUL!
Does the story come w the pottery?
It does yes 🙂
Thank you! That is very kind 🙂
Nice post 😄