Friday, May 24, 2013

Like A Bridge ...




one bridge
leads to 
another
and 
another
a safety net
those bridges
 enclosed 
no chance
of falling off
losing myself
in dark
churning 
water


21 comments:

  1. SAfety under the covers ... yes ... especially if a litttle light got in too.

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  2. covered bridges are pretty cool...
    though i find often most bridges (metaporically) seldom have that much safety.....

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  3. These covered bridges are a wonderful legacy of a different time. Now everything is ergonomically designed and not half so beautiful.

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  4. When I was a kid, I was terrified when my dad drove over bridges, don't know why, perhaps lingering PTSD from the other things he did that terrified me. I didn't trust he wouldn't plunge us over the edge.

    Covererd bridges were not only safe for me, but, as years went by, filled with romance. Not the "Bridges of Madison County" kind, just the romance of times gone by.

    Helen, thank you for a beautifully simple, perfectly rendered poem. Amy

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  5. It's fun when you walk on a "safe" bridge, but otherwise, it might involve a lot of risk !!!

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  6. A bit like a tunnel on stilts.
    Cute from the outside, scary on the inside? No?
    Can't remember ever seeing one in reality.
    Clever to make a collage of them.

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    1. Aprille,
      I never thought of them as a tunnel on stilts...but I will from now on!
      Thank you...
      Peace
      Siggi

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  7. I love this poem...it gave me another perspective of feeling not so safe.
    Of course, the wooden bridges, I don't recall crossing over as a child...
    just in the past 30 years.
    Thanks,
    Peace
    Siggi

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  8. Lovely bridges that brought/bring you comfort. Very much enjoyed your writing!

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  9. I love the idea of covered bridges, and you have expressed that love perfectly!
    K

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  10. Those covered old bridges look so rustic and have a lot of character ... but don't look too safe :) Perhaps the lesson in life is to learn to choose carefully which bridges to cross ... and then it's not so scary :) Glad you got over your fear.

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  11. I love the old fashion wonder of covered bridges~
    Bridges do lead to another, like our memories
    Love this one

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  12. I love covered bridges...there will always be bridges to cross. Wonderful Piece!

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  13. Yes, there's something special about a covered bridge. Your poem does much to uncover it! Well done.

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  14. I love covered bridges, even though we don't seem to have any here in Michigan. And of course, can't see one anymore without thinking of the movie "The Bridges Of Madison County", one of my favorites ever.

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  15. I have never see Bridges of Madison County. Always meant to and keep forgetting. Southern IN has a number of gorgeous bridges and has weekend festivals or fall color tours. Can't remember what they are called. I just know when we travelled through I was in heaven with my camera!! And I am afraid of heights and water, but I love these bridges (hate the modern kind).

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  16. I've crossed those bridges,
    a time or two.
    The giant roofs
    and walls
    designed to
    keep the bridge
    dry and safe,
    speak of an earlier
    craftsmanship.

    Too bad
    the careful covers
    are gone,
    along with
    the skills
    and the
    craftsmen.


    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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  17. Thats such a delightful poem, loved the analogy of bridge with our lives :)

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  18. I love the way this poem references covered bridges as a metaphor for the interconnectivity of our lives and safe journey we yield to each other.

    Here are some actual covered bridges we have traveled and loved. “ These bridges are treasured for their simple beauty - a reminder that horses' hooves once clop-clopped along the boards, and the distance from one ban to the next was counted in footfalls.”

    http://www.travelthekingdom.com/covered-bridges.php

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  19. Loved the collage pic and the verses just bridge the gap! :)

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  20. Wonderful bridge photos. The latest collapse was a little too close for my comfort.

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