Bridge With No Name

Bridge With No Name

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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Birthing a memory

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Between two bridges grand and arched
a third now spans the mighty Thames
where Christchurch Meadows, lush with green
displays last summer's grief in rain.
In autumn sun, she stands serene,
her burnished steel ablaze and bright.
A mast that peaks, a mountain high.

Here you and I dear sister plan
to walk and birth a memory.

Pedestrians and cyclists too,
will cross today, 'neath wide eyed blue
to view this river at its best.
In years to come our kin will say,
our loved ones crossed the bridge that day,
they saw the ribbon cut in two,
permitting all to travel through.

© 2018 Christine Anne Shaw


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to write a poetry on a bridge takes strength and you done it so well. past and present all included showing the importance of the matter. the inclusions of users just added to the reasons of this bridge being vita ie pedestrians cyclists. the predictions of people looking back at this bridge shows the how much it means to you and the fact it had no name and this is in the tittle of your poetry is the icing on the cake as it is sort of saying it has no name suggesting it is not used or important. this review has to close like London bridge and I can tell you this poem is heading to the palace as it is a diamond to read.

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

I would have had a job duck writing my lines on this bridge while I had my camera in my hands :) I w.. read more



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Beautiful. Your writing is very descriptive and visual. I really enjoy the journey each and every time and this poem is no exception. Grounded in reality, yet full of symbolism.

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Your review very generous Lyn. Thank you so much. All good wishes.

Chris
Being a country girl myself, I never think to describe manmade sights . . . but I love the way you SHOW us your surroundings, along with your point of view, in such interesting & varying views, in so many of your poems! You share a lively personality for many things which are inanimate, such is the wonder of your perspectives (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Hi Margie. I do enjoy writing about things like castles, old buildings, churches, bridges etc. I gue.. read more
Wow. I’ve seen the bridge from far, a couple of times. I didn’t go up on it as it was so crowded with tourists. Did do the boating in the mighty river. It was all grand and beautiful to see.

A very sentimental writing about the world famous bridge. Your love for your national heritage shines through every line, dear Chris. Thank you for sharing with us.

Posted 9 Months Ago


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DIVYA

9 Months Ago

The boating was in the river Thames in London, Chris. That was the time I saw the beautiful blue bri.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

There's always another time DIVYA :)
DIVYA

9 Months Ago

Ohhh. Bless you for saying that Chris. Thank you. If there’s anything I really love in life, it’.. read more
how very cool ... you elevated "Hey sis! Lets bike over to the new bridge opening today" ... i think using specifics of the river and place works especially well ... it conjures history and images in me even though I know neither ;) a wonderful inspiration to purposely "....birth a memory" ..a fine example to follow says i!
E.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Thank you Mr E. We had much fun that day birthing a memory. We were most fortunate with the weather .. read more
Einstein Noodle

9 Months Ago

warms me heart to hear of such fondnesses ... good on ya both says i!
A world away Chris, but loved your lines. Imaging the scene as I read :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Thank you Richard, pleased you enjoyed the read.

Chris
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Gee
Both a great memory made and captured Christine.
I once crossed a bridge I shouldn't have, but I won't go into that :))

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Gee

9 Months Ago

Aye, there's a wee nip in the air....not a small Jap ( non pc) :))
Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

:)) Have you been taking lessons from Prince Phillip?
Gee

9 Months Ago

One has :))))))
What a lovely write....being on a bridge the day it is open to traffic the first time and sharing it with your sister. Wonderful memory and one you can tell children and grandchildren about for years to come. The personification of the bridge is wonderful and the imagery made your words come to life. Great one. Lydi**

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

It's not often we get a new bridge, so it was worth the effort and my sister and I made a memory. Th.. read more
I have always been fascinated by bridges. Being from New Jersey my favorite is the George Washington Bridge. While I was just dating my now wife I watched them putting the lower deck on it, what a sight to behold!
Its' been several years since my wife and I were in London and I'm not sure the bridge you wrote of was there yet. We were there the year summer after Princess Dis' death. We crossed over the London Bridge many times and loved it.
I took several pictures of the gardens at Kensington Palace and later in my classroom put up colored chalk pictures of the gardens.

Take care - Dave

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Hello Dave. This is a bridge in Caversham, over the Thames. About 40miles west of London. Nothing s.. read more
Dave

9 Months Ago

I would love to. It is one of the few cities that my wife and I agree on as being one we would want.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Yes Dave it's a couple of miles away. There's lots to see in London, but even more to see outside it.. read more
Let the years, days, hours, min and sec pass, they are not just numbers, they are better planners and moment hackers...! A very fine write Chris, sending love thine way!! :))
Sneh

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Thank you dear Sneh for your lovely visit. Wishing you a very happy new year and thank you for all t.. read more
Sneh

9 Months Ago

Have a bliss-filled year Chris ! 💐
Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Thank you :))
Chris,
I love the imagery in the beginning. Lush with green, She stands serene, burnished steel ablaze and bright(my favorite). Landmarks always store our memories, just drive by one nd the stories flow through our brain. Your poem was well written and I enjoyed it
Peace and Joy,
Richie b.

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

9 Months Ago

Landmarks can bring back all sorts of memories. That was exactly what I was doing here, birthing a .. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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