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THE HOWRAH BRIDGE

I stood on the Bridge at midnight,
And gazed at the waters below,
And thought of the fanciful dreams that
From the brains of our Councilors flow.

Then I thought of the quick intuition,
Which these schemes had engendered and said,
"Will these schemes ever come to fruition?"
Then I quietly stood on my head.

 For I'd looked at the question sideways,
And from both sides of the town,
Taking careful account of the tideways,
But never from upside down.

So I`ve got a new angle of vision,
As bright and as fresh as wet paint,
Which will take off the general attention?
Away from the New Market Saint

Up my sleeve I've another red herring,
"The Scare of the Bidyadhari Silt",
Which will merrily keep the ball rolling?
Ere The Bridge on the Hooghly is built.

-Diogenes, in the "Englishman"

(Appeared in The Calcutta Municipal Gazette dated 11 th July 1925)

by PeWi on Thu Oct 27th, 2005 at 08:31:59 PM EST
how can one remove a post? site gnoms....
by PeWi on Thu Oct 27th, 2005 at 08:39:24 PM EST
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got it...

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Fri Oct 28th, 2005 at 02:56:23 AM EST
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Thanks, only, but, ehem - the other one had the link - ah well - here is the link again.

here the link to the poem

here a link to the webpage with the images, careful turn your speakers down before going there...

by PeWi on Fri Oct 28th, 2005 at 07:31:34 AM EST
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sorry...pushed the wrong button...

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Fri Oct 28th, 2005 at 10:30:43 AM EST
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