#AtoZChallenge ‘L is for Lights’ #Haiku #NaPoWriMo #PoetryMonth

 
This photo was taken by Gabriela, one of my best friends and colleagues, who has no online presence, yet!
It is a picture of the Roman Bridge in Córdoba, which is illuminated by night. The building at the far end of the bridge is the Mosque, now a Cathedral, which is also lit up at night.

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Lights

Lights under stone bridge
Blinking on rippling river
A bright glitch in time

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Gabriela and Luccia at a school meeting last summer.

As well as working together as English teachers, Gabriela and I have lots of fun, because one of my grandchildren is the same age as one of her sons, so we often go out with them at weekends.

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This year is my fourth AtoZ Challenge. My theme this year is poetry once again. I’ll be writing a haiku a day, but I’m also adding a new hobby to the posts, photography. I will post one of my photos, or a donated photo, every day to accompany my haiku.

This April, I’ll also be sharing my poems and joining another group of poets at National Poetry Writing Month, organised since 2003 by Maureen Thorsonn. Write 30 poems in 30 days. I’m in! What about you?

 

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Straight Lines

Modern Bridge Facing Roman Bridge

For this weeks challenge, I’ve chosen two parallel bridges in the city where I live.

Bridges are essential constructions, which are often taken for granted, although most of us need to cross them on a daily basis.

A bridge is a very useful building, because it helps us overcome obstacles in our journeys, such as water or valleys.

Symbolically, bridges convey positive mental images, such as assistance, understanding, advancement, progress, safety, etc.

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Roman Bridge in Córdoba, Spain.

The greatest bridge builders of antiquity were the ancient Romans, who built arch bridges which are still standing, such as the one in this photograph I took on Friday. It is the Roman bridge in Cordoba, Spain, which is still used and admired, by both tourists and local dwellers.

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Miraflores Bridge in Córdoba, Spain.

The photograph of the Roman Bridge was taken from this other new bridge, built in 2003, called ‘Miraflores’ Bridge. It literally means ‘the bridge overlooking the flowers’

Their parallel lines face each along the ‘Gualdalquivir’ river. A striking contrast of straight lines from different centuries bringing together two sides of a busy town.

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