Lillian here, your host today for dVerse Tuesday Poetics.

I’m wondering how many bridges you’ve crossed in your lifetime?

  • Iconic bridges (IE London’s Tower Bridge, the Golden Gate, Sydney Harbour Bridge)
  • Covered bridges (Vermont comes to mind)
  • Footbridges?
  • Have you helped someone cross a bridge to the other side of a pond, or from this life to the next?
  • Have you bridged the gap or read an abridged version of an epic tale?
  • Listened to Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water?
  • Visited a fortress or castle and crossed over the moat?

Come bridge with me. Create a poem that uses the word bridge in anyway you choose. Here’s some public domain images and two of mine (Sydney; the ruins/pilons of a bridge in Bermuda) to start your creative juices flowing!

As always, please do observe the “rules of conduct” for dVerse – and for those of you new to dVerse, here’s what we hope everyone does:

  • Write a bridge poem, as the prompt suggests, and post it to your blog.
  • Click on Mr. Linky below to add your name and enter the direct URL to your poem
  • On your blog, please provide a link back to dVerse
  • If you promote your poem on social media, use the tag #dverse poets
  • And most importantly, please do read some of the other responses to the prompt and add a short comment or reaction. Everyone likes to be appreciated! The prompt is “live” for several days – as you’ll notice by the comments you’ll receive – so do stop by another day and read a few of the latecomers too!