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The Ghost of Kissing Bridge (A Terzanelle)

Appearing at a distance I see you standing
many years dressed out of fashion, still watching me
with your golden long hair and green woollen tunic

Myself a child walking home on a rainy day
shadow clouds moving fast across my mirrorred path
many years dressed out of fashion, still watching me

Close by the covered bridge crossing a swollen creek
you are standing, slowly, turning a pale white cheek
shadow clouds moving fast across my mirrorred path

My eyes only stare a second but cannot stay
something stirs me in disbelief to gaze away
you are standing, slowly, turning a pale white cheek

With new courage looking back to where you once stood
may the legend of kissing bridge be understood
something stirs me in disbelief to gaze away

Whenever such a love so great in life is lost
appearing at a distance I see you standing
May the legend of kissing bridge be understood
with your golden long hair and green wollen tunic
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Posted: Apr 2012
About this poem:
Kissing bridge is an old covered bridge said to be haunted by a young women, who many years ago, took her life there after her parents refused to allow her to marry the boy she loved..and courted there. It is widely believed to be haunted by her ghost...and such the bridge is still used by young lovers 'who dare' to meet secretly ....and is called Kissing bridge....

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Comments (17)

elo69
Like this form a lot and how you use it. This line "you are standing, slowly, turning a pale white cheek" gives a particularly ghostly feeling of movement. As if the viewer was there and time had been split by its two appearances. Great work Yankee,thanks for sharing...elo
Macduff5
Hi Yankee,

Your structure is fine ie 19 lines...5 triplets and a quatrain. The rhyme scheme isn't quite right....remember a1,b1,a2 b2,c1,b1 c2,d1,c1 d2,e1,d1 e2,f1,e1 f2,a1,f1,a2. I think they are harder than sonnets...but perhaps more lyrical and I think maybe you have to be a little obsessive to master them but its well worth the effort.

Yours is still an excellent effort. Cheers mate for giving it a go. I loved the legend of "Kissing Bridge. thumbs up cheers
lucy1777
I love it Yankee! But then I always love a good "haunted" story.
deeprootlove1
always beautiful to read for ur beauty mind ideas,thanks for u really,u always have diffrent style,i admire really
Ahyra
Very nice Yanke4u. Thank you for sharing this teddybear
Maxeen_1
Hi Yankee I think your poem has a ghostly mysterious flow to it ...I also liked the gentle rhythm( Good write) enjoyed Hugss Livy x gift thumbs up wine
My eyes only stare a second but cannot stay
something stirs me in disbelief to gaze away
you are standing, slowly, turning a pale white cheek
Fellsman
An absorbing narrative brought even more to life by your detailed footnotes.

A fine write Yankee...

Bill wine wine
Odette67
Interesting story yankee...Excellent poem purple heart
paloma66
I love the flow of the poem,the lovely legend that made the bridge notable, wonderfully done in verse form,thank you Yankee for sharing this.thumbs up wine hug
Happychatty1
Lovely poem ...what a tale to write about ..I liked your description of the Ghost ...sad story if true but great it brings young lovers there to kiss....kiss
morgen90210
I missed this ...but still manage to read it
What a form written
And the tale told
Its like a sad song
Over time and place
Enchanting and romantic still
Thank u yankeecheers
Nuwahri61
Have to agree with Morgen on this one Yankee ......a fine write .......will have to look the style tho .........Felt every word of this ......Regards Nu grin
Yankee4you
NU, please read McDuff's comment above. I missed getting this exactly right, but it is indeed a very interesting form of poetry to write in. writing
Yankee4you
Morgen, I totally agree that the whole repetition of lines and rhyming sequences can really give more depth to a poem. It's challenging to write but also rewarding what comes out of the effort. grin
EXRED
I loved reading about your kissing bridge, when one knows the story so easy to conjure up pics in your mind.
salamuna
Very good style ana a beautiful write Yankee.Also an interesting the tale. Absolutely loved your poem. Lillyapplause
mielpibaonline today!
Hi Crist, I'm glad to find something good about you.
You didn't know you liked poems, you're a great romantic
The Lord gives you much wisdom to compose more beautiful writings
I miss your messages
Elena sad flower sad flower sad flower
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