Morning Glory is a powerful and dramatic poem written in prose. The words meant to take the reader on a short journey back through time. Each word stacks together building up to the fiery crescendo, that of Nathan Hale’s own famous last words. Patriot Nathan Hale was hanged September 22, 1776, yet Hale’s spirit is alive in the form of his last declaration, his final blow against tyranny and the fight for freedom. Like Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, my poem is an ode to an American Patriot. A brave young man who did indeed give up his own life for our country. For many years I have used Morning Glory in conjunction with other poems and stories to spark the imaginations of my students, bringing History To Life!