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The Old stone bridge, a Poem by, Tony Mitton

Irish Landscapes : Nigel Borrington

Irish Landscapes : Nigel Borrington

The old stone bridge

By, Tony Mitton

The old stone bridge
is where folk stood to talk,

watching the water go under,
hearing its fluent music
gather their words

to carry notions, ruminations, gossip
away in a silver wrapping
of rippled sound.

The Old bridge 2015 2

Sometimes, too, the women would come,
down the stone steps to the brookside
to launder the linen, the clothes.

And again, all the soil,
the sweat and the swear of life,
would be washed in that water,
rolled in that bundle
of tinkling, tumbling sound,

to be carried down,
out of sight and of mind,
rinsed by the workings of water.