Tinker Posted December 29, 2018 Share Posted December 29, 2018 Devil's Bridge A devil's pact as it is told, he'd help build a bridge, for first soul to traverse the viaduct bold. So goes the ancient folk story. Strong bodies and masons of stone with fieldstone and hard granite honed, cut and fit rock, worked to the bone. A labor from hell to glory Once done, the devised, dry-stone span arched over the river as planned, now for the payback of one man. Who will be consiliatory? A goat is baited by thrown bread to step upon the bridge instead. the devil raged, he was misled. in the end, complicitory. Today the arched stone bridge still stands, a testament to grit and bands of like minded folks joining hands. Out witting the signatory. ~~Judi Van Gorder Notes: Quote ~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~ For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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