Sunday, February 5, 2017

"Brooklyn Bridge"

The Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge

What great monuments man has made
that drape across East River's breadth -
incandescent portraits
of fortune, finesse, and fearlessness.

King's county bows its crown come morn,
Manhattan curtsies (but not demurely) mid cocktail hour -
such ceremony sliced
by tugs, ferries, ships, and boats

all beneath two gothic arches,
a cathedral suspended
clasping two together.

by Margaret Bednar, February 5, 2017

Kings county = Brooklyn

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14 comments:

thotpurge said...

This is so cool.l like the suspended cathedral and the boats,,great images,

Kerry O'Connor said...

I especially love your description of the bridge in the final stanza.. a cathedral suspended over water!

kaykuala said...

Manhattan curtsies (but not demurely)
mid cocktail hour-such ceremony sliced
by tugs, ferries, ships, and boats

Yes, how Manhattan accords its respect curtsying to its grandiose's presence. Very well put Marge!

Hank

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Wow!! Such incredible images you have painted here, Margaret!❤️

Gillena Cox said...

Nicely done your canvas of words; great textures and colour

much love...

Magaly Guerrero said...

I was just admiring those arches yesterday. A lovely place, indeed...

Fireblossom said...

I have never been to NYC. I feel it is one of the few things i haven't done that I really wish i had, or would still do.

Marian said...

Ahhh, love this, Margaret!

rhymeswithbug.com said...

Your words take us there.

Martin Kloess said...

A monument to a monument with some feelings thrown in. Well done.

Sara McNulty said...

You have given the Brooklyn Bridge a wonderful tribute. I love the ceremony being sliced by boats.

Jennifer Wagner said...

Excellent! I love this. My sister-in-law lives in Brooklyn...I have never been to NY but do hope to see it!

razzamadazzle said...

Beautiful tribute to the bridge! Love the image too.

Outlawyer said...

You are right--there is something very cathedral like about all those cables. I am going for the mid-cocktail hour! Thanks, Margaret. K.