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Sydney Opera House
Edinburgh Castle
San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge
symbols of great cities
which gladden the heart
everyone has a personal favourite
from a thousand choices
history scenery romance
the world over

and there is
unique mythical silently traffic-less

brings laughter
and tears of joy
alleyways or calle
from piazza to canal
across tiny bridges
uncounted symbolic gondolas

a powerhouse republic
the winged lion
for a millennium
ruled half of Italy
and half of the Mediterranean

magical market-places
waterfront villas of unimaginable scope
Bridge of Sighs Grand Canal
Doge’s Palace Rialto St Mark’s Square
all legendary
known to children
of every land
and every tongue

a city alone
like no other
a city of wonder
a city of dreams

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7 Responses to Venice

  1. Bridgette says:

    What a beautiful poem! You make me ache to travel there. Someday…


  2. Cassa Bassa says:

    A beautiful poem..this reminds me of this song


  3. Ah, Venezia! La mia bella, bella Venezia!
    I closed my eyes and listened to you recite. I was transported and for a brief few moments, everything was right with the world. This is magnificent. Mille grazie!


  4. jenne49 says:

    This makes me want to buy a ticket and set off…


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