The first cast iron bridge ever built from the site of Tish Farrell’s blog: Writer on the Edge
This is what was bequeathed us
Gregory Orr, American born 1947
This is what was bequeathed us:
This earth the beloved left
Left to us.
No other world
But this one:
Willows and the river
And the factory
With its black smokestacks.
No other shore, only this bank
On which the living gather.
No meaning but what we find here.
No purpose but what we make.
That, and the beloved’s clear instructions:
Turn me into song; sing me awake
Ironbridge Cooling Towers from the site of Tish Farrell’s blog: Writer on the Edge