bridges #jazayde

I live on an island
five kilometre radius
with four bridges
in the cardinal directions

if one should be under repair
there is no need to despair
for I have three spare

I’ve seen the remains of an original
where crossing depended on tides
how far we’ve come
to circumvent nature

each bridge is high enough
and built of real sturdy stuff
to endure the rough and tough

so that we may abide complacently
without much thought
for those engineers who
conquered the elements

so that we may live in ease
beside the water and trees
with no elements to appease

d’Verse, bridge, Merril 28.4.21

Missingham Bridge, the closest to me!

 Jazayde = four lined stanza with no rhyme followed by three-lined rhymed stanza and repeat

© 2021

Hammad’s weekend sky


  1. What wonderful scenery that surrounds you Kate… Love it… And great to have more than one bridge….
    I could think of a few scenarios and quotes about bridges lol…… Crossed many… and burnt a few.. 🙂 but never leave oneself without an escape route… So three spare bridges come in handy.. LOL….

    Sending Love Kate… ❤

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      • 8 is still the count. Not so sure about the reason.
        Found this on a tech blog: YouTube can slow down or freeze the views to check the authenticity and trustworthiness of the views. So, it can take up to three business days for YouTube to update the views on the videos.


  2. Kate, your creativity is as present as the gift of endless water around you. I’m in downtown Columbus, Ohio so I was blessed with traveling on the beautiful bridge over the Scioto River. However, I would trade that experience for crossing this awesome bridge.

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  3. YAY for actual physical bridges the people who built them…for travel from one place to another. When we lived in San Francisco, there were many bridges…we drove the Golden Gate Bridge often…and walked it many times. There was another bridge I was fascinated by…a two story bridge that was amazing!
    I am, also, grateful for people who help to take down “walls” as they are bridge-builders between people. 🙂 “Love is the bridge between you and everything.” – Rumi
    Beautiful poem, photo, and video! I watched your vid on YouTube! 👍 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤️🌉❤️

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  4. What a gorgeous spot you picked to live ( with spare bridges just in case:) Your poem set the feeling so well. I enjoyed your photo and the Youtube. You live in a beautiful spot of the world 🌹

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