poetry and prose about place

in the shelter of the covered bridge – a line of pigeons

with 2 comments


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keeping watch


Florenceville Bridge



pigeons swim through air

fill gaps on the ridge line


perch on the shingled roof

scrutinize the traffic

the squeeze of half-tons

on the bridge

the kissing of mirrors


pigeons quit the ridge, glide

to the shingled shore


river winds shiver

hawkweed and sumac, displace

blankets of wild cucumber, billow

the skirts and Tilley

hats of tourists



published previously in a post on September 11, 2015


Copyright Jane Tims 2016

Written by jane tims

February 5, 2016 at 6:59 am

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  1. “the kissing of mirrors” What a great visual. Having driven through a number of covered bridges, I know just what you mean. I like your line of pigeons. I had to look up Tilley hats. Turns out I’ve seen them numerous times. I just didn’t know their name.

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    February 5, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    • Hi Robin. Thanks for the detailed read and comments. Every time I read the poem in public there is a Tilley hat in the audience! Jane


      jane tims

      February 5, 2016 at 10:07 pm

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