Treasure Island

saadat tahir

(21011965 / Islamabad-Pakistan)

Bridge Of Sighs …1812-2k12


Ciaooo he vocalizes
Letting other gondolas know
To glide through
Canal like streets, without ado

Dressed in black
on handsome face a chique hat
pole prodding waters
taking for a ride, whoever sat

whistles a tune
singing an ode to ancient beau
who wandered there
never got, what was his due

this or that
flaky paint crumbling façade
dim light shows
what the moors, came to maraud

off san Marco
setting sun, and forlorn byes
in soulful history
grandly, the bridge of sighs

a solitary smile
in marble, it eternal gleams
unsung the feet
that trudged, those murky realms

across nether worlds
stands hanging, a bridge too far
where lovers sigh
smile kiss and head to a bar

Submitted: Monday, December 17, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

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During my forays into the Italian jewel Venezia. I was inspired and reminded of the deep linkage of literary works of Shakespeare and Italy. (specifically here Othello, a famous tragedy set in down town Venice)
Bridge of Sighs Venezia, Italy
San Marco Saint Mark's square Venezia, Italy (main hub of tourist activity)
Moors Dark skinned middle eastern people of Muslim Arab descent, now integrated.
Ciao Italian common salutation, hi or hello.

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18th Dec,2k12
Islamabad.

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