Looking Back on Longfellow Bridge

Crossing the Longfellow Bridge into Cambridge
The sweet scent of brainpower all about
Harvard, MIT, and so much more
Makes me wonder how my life
might have been different had I risked
the Anthropology program at Harvard in 1974
Had I said yes to a dream carrying me
to remote corners of the world
Had I taken flight to distant planets
without names
All making me wonder
what persona I would be wearing
thirty-three years later
Asking the spirit of Longfellow I hear:
“All things must change to something new,
to something strange”
Indeed they do Henry, indeed they do

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About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet, writer, teacher and photographer who lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked in the economic development field for over 35 years. Don is the author of three poetry books and five photography books. He is working on a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. This work was exhibited at six venues in Ohio. Don holds an M.A. degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, where he teaches writing. His educational background also includes studies in Anthropology, Photography, Organizational Behavior, and Economic Development. Don’s website: http://www.donaldiannone.com Wisdom Work Press: https://wisdomworkpress.wordpress.com

5 thoughts on “Looking Back on Longfellow Bridge

  1. Finally catching up on all the great DTI poems I’ve missed this last week or so. Gotta get the yard watered (it’s Summer!) and then get back to work on the remodeling, so I’ll just leave one YES! for all the poems from the last week or so.
    Keep ’em comin’, Brother Don!!!!
    LOVE!

  2. Ah, what might have been! But then you wouldn’t be the you that you are now. Whew! Was that confusing? 🙂

  3. we all make decisions st some point in our lives that eventually make us who we are. suppose you were meant to thake the road you have 🙂

  4. Thanks Dan, Floots, Aurora, and Polona. Ah yes, who would I have been? And for that matter, who the heck am I anyway? 🙂 Boston is a great city.

    Dan, glad you’re back and hope the next couple weeks goes smoothly with all your transitioning. Love!

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