I commend to you this post from Jean Tubridy from the blog ‘Social Bridge’ and in particular the poem by Will Allen Drumgoole.

SOCIAL BRIDGE ~ Jean Tubridy connecting with you from Ireland

There are all sorts of bridges that make me sigh and I want to thank David Millington-Croft from the magnificent There is No Cavalry for mentioning the Bridge of Sighs in a comment at the start of this Festival of Bridges. 

Bridge of Sighs, Venice. www.artween.com Bridge of Sighs, Venice.
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I’ve spent most of the day thinking about bridges that make me sigh and also pondering on the word sigh. I’m taking it in a positive sense here ~ to mean bridges in a range of contexts that have touched my soul.  Here are my top five out of possible thousands!

#1 Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco ~ a bridge that won my heart in 1983 and is still carved there, especially when I see the sun rising.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco www.patricksmithphotgtraphy.com Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
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 #2 Claude Monet’s painting of The Bridge at Argenteuil.  I associate this  very much with my late father and…

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