Happy Birthday, Mayakovsky
If / the end of the world / befall— / and chaos / smash our planet / to bits, / and what remains / will be / this / bridge, rearing above the dust of destruction; / then, as huge ancient lizards / are rebuilt / from bones / finer than needles, / to tower in museums, / so, / from this bridge, / a geologist of the centuries / will succeed / in recreating / our contemporary world.
—(extract from) Vladimir Mayakovsky, “”
Source: Brooklyn Poets
- Brooklyn Bridges (sownbrooklyn.com)
- McCullough Does The Bridge (ariel51.wordpress.com)
- Seen on the Brooklyn Bridge (transportationnation.org)
- May 24, 1883 | Brooklyn Bridge Opens (learning.blogs.nytimes.com)