Friday, February 03, 2006

Audioblog: Hart Crane's To Brooklyn Bridge

As easy as one-two-three I just filed my first audio post. You can hear it here by clicking on this player. It's simply amazing for this newbie.. now old blogger how simple it is to do.

this is an audio post - click to playHart Crane's " To Brooklyn Bridge"

If you want to begin audio blogging, all you need to do is set up a free account at then go to Make Your Own Audio-Blog Posting. Then dial the phone number they provide and record your voice. Bingo. It's posted onto your blog with a simple tap of the #1 on your telephone keypad.

Over the next few weeks I will be taking photos to illustrate this Hart Crane poem called To Brookyn Bridge , and will post the pix here online in the digital domain. Likewise inspired by Crane's poetry was the photographer Walker Evans who photographed the Brooklyn Bridge, in the forties.

'A Span, a Cry, an Ecstasy'

"What bridge?" wrote Thomas Wolfe. "Great God, the only bridge of power, life and joy, the bridge that was a span, a cry, an ecstasy - that was America."

If so inspired by Crane's poetry and Wolfe's words, you want to read more poetry about the Brooklyn Bridge and factoids this site is highly useful, Brooklyn Bridge Trivia and Poetry.

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