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Boston, Ma
View on Longfellow Bridge, which were originally known as the Cambridge Bridge, but it was renamed for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who wrote about the West Boston Bridge in the poem “The Bridge”.

I stood on the bridge at midnight,
As the clocks were striking the hour,
And the moon rose o’er the city,
Behind the dark church-tower.

I saw her bright reflection
In the waters under me,
Like a golden goblet falling
And sinking into the sea.

And far in the hazy distance
Of that lovely night in June,
The blaze of the flaming furnace
Gleamed redder than the moon.

Among the long, black rafters
The wavering shadows lay,
And the current that came from the ocean
Seemed to lift and bear them away;

As, sweeping and eddying through them,
Rose the belated tide,
And, streaming into the moonlight,
The seaweed floated wide.

And like those waters rushing
Among the wooden piers,
A flood of thoughts came o’er me
That filled my eyes with tears.

How often, oh, how often,
In the days that had gone by,
I had stood on that bridge at midnight
And gazed on that wave and sky!

How often, oh, how often,
I had wished that the ebbing tide
Would bear me away on its bosom
O’er the ocean wild and wide!

For my heart was hot and restless,
And my life was full of care,
And the burden laid upon me
Seemed greater than I could bear.

But now it has fallen from me,
It is buried in the sea;
And only the sorrow of others
Throws its shadow over me.

Yet whenever I cross the river
On its bridge with wooden piers,
Like the odor of brine from the ocean
Comes the thought of other years.

And I think how many thousands
Of care-encumbered men,
Each bearing his burden of sorrow,
Have crossed the bridge since then.

I see the long procession
Still passing to and fro,
The young heart hot and restless,
And the old subdued and slow!

And forever and forever,
As long as the river flows,
As long as the heart has passions,
As long as life has woes;

The moon and its broken reflection
And its shadows shall appear,
As the symbol of love in heaven,
And its wavering image here.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem: The Bridge

shot taking with Nikon D60, 35mm fix lens. ND4 on November 15, 2009- some color manipulations on sky & water

Over the bridge was featured in the group Going Coastal 1/24/2010

Member of Boston Camera Club since 2009
Cameras used Nikon D7100, :Nikon D5100 , Nikon D5000 , Nikon D60, Panasonic DMC-Z57 , Canon PowerShotSX10 IS , Canon PowerShotSX3 IS

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Comments

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 5 years ago

    its gorgeous Luda! xx

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdabout 5 years ago

    Very Very beautiful. Well done.
    Davo

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 5 years ago

    Stunning work, Luda!

  • Jarede Schmetterer
    Jarede Schmett...about 5 years ago

    beautiful -

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 5 years ago

    A tremendous photo!!!!, Bill

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 5 years ago

    Gorgeous as always!!

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 5 years ago

    Magnificent work Luda!!! inst fave.

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawabout 5 years ago

    What a truly gorgeous image! The strong – and yet at the same time, subtle colours are inspirational. fabulous composition too. Instant fave.
    xx

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful image Luda.

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