Did he imagine 

a bridge of this magnitude

adorned with his name


while he was flying kites

and stashing away pennies


Author's Notes/Comments: 

This one was written at a concert at Wiggins Park in Camden, NJ.  There is a spectacular view of the Philadelphia skyline across the river and the Ben Franklin Bridge.  I took a picture of the bridge near sunset.  It inspired this tanka.  I don't know how to upload the companion photo so you'll have to settle for just the tanka.

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Bennie F

I have never read a poem dedicated to Franklin. Bravo! :) slc



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I'm not the first.  Ben also

I'm not the first.  Ben also wrote a few poems himself.  He had better luck with the ladies than I do.