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survivor

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nothing can move this

oldest bridge in the land

at peace in autumn

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The Richmond Bridge at Richmond just outside Hobart Tasmania Australia is the oldest constructed bridge in the country. A legacy of convict labour this bridge and many other beautiful early nineteenth century Georgian architectural beauties are beautiful reminders of a brutal colonial history.

This is my contribution to Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge. Check this fantastic blog out at  this Ping back Link https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-60-bridge-move/

18 Responses to “survivor”

    • denis1950

      Thank you Carol. There is a very dark and violent history behind the building of this bridge and other infrastructure constructed by the English colonial government in Tasmania during the C19th. Whole books have been written, I tried to give a glimpse only.

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  1. Janice

    An important story to tell. The beauty and solidity of the bridge is amazing and nicely captured by your poem. The contrast between the story behind the bridge and its beauty reminds me of the twist sometimes found in a haiku.

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  2. stu06bloc9

    Stunning photos, thanks for sharing the snippet of history with your haiku 🙂 great use of the prompt and all the elements of your post work really well together

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      • Meredith

        I’m sorry to say that I’m the only member left. People are so busy developing their own blog they don’t have time, I suppose. I reblog what interest me, and think about what to do with it.

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    • denis1950

      Ronovan this is an amazing, sharing opportunity for me to interact with other haiku poets. thanks for the place and the support you provide.

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