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

Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.

Biography Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling.  Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here. Contact Information Contact Don Iannone by email: diannone@gmail.com

5 thoughts on “Looking Back on Longfellow Bridge”

  1. 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!

  2. 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 🙂

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

  4. 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!!!!

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