Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Bridge

my friend,
I have built a bridge for you
to cross over to me…
but not a vehicle
            to carry you


~ Walter Rinder, This Time Called Life, 1971


This was one of the first poetry books that I bought as a teenager. I liked the emotion and the possibilities of free verse. This poem has often come to mind in times of conflict.

Please read my Challenge Reveal Post for insight on the poetry that I chose to share here.



23 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of this poet before. Thanks for the share!

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    1. Cie, I think you will like Walter Rinder.

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  2. I enjoy poetry. This is a book I would enjoy reading. Thank you Annie.

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    1. Rinder's poetry is filled with the emotion of the hippie era.

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  3. I love this little poem and it give a lot of food for thought. To get to the other side where we're invited we must cross that narrow bridge and it's one where we have to make our own way across.

    Have a great weekend Annie.
    Hugs ♡

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    1. Indeed, this poem is one that speaks to many. HUGS!

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  4. Well said! Thank you, it's how i've felt a few times. but didn't know how to say it.

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  5. That was good but the post title scared me for a minute!

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  6. We have talked before about how I too fell in love with the poetry of Walter Finder when I was in high school. His books were sacred to me then and they remain so. Perfect choice for the letter B!
    Josie Two Shoes from Josie's Journal

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    1. I still have his books because they made such an impact in my poetry writing, as well as reading.

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  7. I seem to have lost my comment. If you find two - just delete one. That poem is lovely and very catchy.

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  8. I can see why you like this, it makes a lot of sense. XO

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  9. That is a lively poem/thought...

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  10. Building bridges rather than burning them.

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  11. Wise thought. Too often we expect to be carried when in truth we must do some things on our own.

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  12. That poem is wonderful. So short, but so thought-provoking!

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  13. I'm not familiar with this poet, Annie. I am looking forward to meeting many I have not previously read. Love and hugs, Janet

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  14. Oh! I like the duality of this one. I have built a bridge - but it's up to you to cross it. Brilliant.

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