Bella means beautiful.
The two together are a deadly poison,
The kissing cousin of nightshade.
Elsewhere, sure as hemlock for
The throats of sages in their curious passage,
Corrupting the freest
Howls, a white wolf for your bones,
Who hopes to make soup for the devil
Beside the river stones
Like curveless Pandora for her Titan
Lurking by the curling vine.
From Barrow, 2009
The poet Henry Wordsworth Longfellow was born on February 27th, 1807