Photo Courtesy of Ohio County Public Library.Romantic Wheeling Project: Greenwood Cemetery Eric Haller March 28, 2017 Obituaries Greenwood Cemetery, 151, Of Wheeling, West Virginia, Has yet to pass away. Greenwood was born in March, 1866, to the prominent citizens of Wheeling. 37.5 acres, Lined with monuments of human sentimentality and inhabited by those who’ve passed away, Yet always visited By those who still stay Greenwood has welcomed many Venerated friends and family As well as tired exiles, Exhumed from long-dead cemeteries. Destroyed by highways and construction Those hallowed sanctums had disappeared Their denizens were relocated To other ancestral sanctuaries While Greenwood has grown Its land nearly tripled in size One must wonder if a time will come When to construction for modern convenience this large haven of our hearts will succumb. — The Romantic Wheeling Project is a multi-genre place-based learning project where 12th grade Honors English students at Wheeling Park High School used themes of British Romanticism like Natural over Artificial, Emotion over Reason, and the Quest for Forbidden Knowledge to explore their emotional connection with The Friendly City that raised them. Students were to choose one landmark, neighborhood, or place in Wheeling to inspire their open form creative writing. The student wrote short stories, poems, songs, and played with other genres to express their connections and views of Wheeling through a Romantic lens. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.