Woman of Steel

Unknown-2.jpeg My favorite New York City landmark is the Brooklyn Bridge, who I’m pretty sure is a lady.

You would too if you saw her at night all lit up in her evening clothes. She’s a mother figure as well, since as you climb the ramp, her 3,578 feet of steel wires seem outstretched to meet you as if you’re coming home.

You can almost see her wrapped in an apron, a pot of sauce simmering on the Brooklyn side.   images-5.jpeg

Cruising down the FDR drive at night as she presides over the harbor, in the esteemed company of the Statue of Liberty, never fails to lift my spirits.

It’s how I feel, every time I see her, like I’m coming home.

I love to listen to the wind through her strings
The song that she sings for the town
I love to look up at the clouds in her hair
She’s learned to wear like a crown

Lyrics…The Brooklyn Bridge, sung by Frank Sinatra…

from the film…It Happened in Brooklyn (1947).  Unknown-3.jpeg

Makes you wanna come visit, doesn’t it?

SB

About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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56 Responses to Woman of Steel

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    Your writing is so descriptive. Have you ever written poetry?
    I don’t recall ever seeing that movie. Of course, it doesn’t mean I didn’t, ha ha! I’ll have to look it up.

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  2. Yes! Yes! Yes! I love that bridge, too. I hadn’t thought of her as a woman.

    Like

  3. Vasca says:

    I
    I think I see her beaming from her high vantage perch all the way to Fort Worth Texas…beautiful, Susannah…thank you for a beautiful tribute.

    Like

  4. Sorryless says:

    To think it’s almost one hundred and forty years old (young?) and still going strong. What’s her secret?

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  5. Bring people together as bridges do…must be a lady.

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  6. I asked Alexa to please play the song…she is playing the 78 revolution version. Sounds old and great.

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  7. Dale says:

    Having finally walked across her in November 2018, I cannot agree more. I wanted to go back at night but timing was off. I guess it means I needs must return!
    Lovely writing, Susannah

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