A View From The Bridge

Last night some of us went to A View From The Bridge, Arthur Miller’s famous play,an American tragedy, very Greek, about sexuality, families, longshoreman, and language. The performance was beyond amazing.

Some words
sound like poems
though it was a surprise
when Annie told us
Arthur Miller
wrote VIEW in verse
at first.
A two act poem.
He rewrote it
with someone else
maybe Kazan into
prose. Prose that
is still his poem.
And we, shaken
by the story
we had all seen it
before we knew
what had to happen
even so
we went for a drink
to discuss how
beautiful in a big
way this production
was still so much
his poem.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. View From the Bridge – we couldn’t let go of it – but then your poem arrived and it was alive once more.

    Jules Bacal

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