Michael Walker

Gold Star - 29,099 Points (cv48488)

Le Pont. - Poem by Michael Walker

Ferme sous la tension et fort par la tension,
Les pieds plantes aux deux cotes mais ni a l'un ni l'autre camp,
Il tient bon, une ouverture de l'attention pure,
Une action affermee, les arches et la rampe
Fermes sous la tension et fortes par la tension.

- 'The Bridge'. Seamus Heaney. 1997.

Topic(s) of this poem: river

Form: Found Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This could be one bridge, or any bridge. The poem is witty, using plays on words, which exploit the literal and figurative meaning of a word. 'Span of attention'-how long you listen.
Span of a bridge.-lit.
'In neither camp'-neither side of the river or not taking sides in a dispute.This sounds like a very safe bridge.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 26, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, October 26, 2015

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