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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Brooklyn Bridge Rondeau

I'm starting to work on my book, As Far As The Eyes Can See, and I wrote a rondeau about the Brooklyn Bridge. May I have opinions please? Thank you!

Brooklyn Bridge Rondeau

I could not see the purple waves then
crashing onto stilts made of steel and tin.
Oh, the bridge and the summer sun
setting on a bustling city, taxis that run
constantly. Everyone belongs and fits in.

With eyes on the flags that wave and spin,
beautiful amber bricks don't fall to rifting wind;
our beginnings and memories weigh a ton,
I could not see the purple waves then.

A perfect pre-birthday celebration win,
soak my feet in newly found waves, I tell friends
of clear water, the city skyline, sailors' knots,
meditation on rocks, my spiritual center a long shot--
the crashing waves against my feet, say when
I could clearly see the waves and bridge in the sunset.

As you can see from the two pictures above, yesterday I picked up my film pictures. I'm really happy with how they developed! Let me share them with you.


  1. I found the rondeau's rhyme scheme comforting (as random things have been stressing me).

    What do you think of those photographs you retrieved? Did it take a lot of consideration to place exactly where each of your shots would go? /terrible photography vocabulary

    1. Yeah, I love the rondeau form. It's a favorite of mine... as is the triolet.

      I am very proud of these film photos. This is the first time film photos turned out really well for me! :)

  2. For a moment there, I thought you were posting old black-and-white pictures. These are good - well done! :)

    1. Thank you! I have been thinking of making some into postcards and seeing if NYC would buy some to sell.