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A History Lesson
by Jerry Robbins

She leaned upon the Pont Neuf Bridge
Its majestic arches curving below
Where a river flowed by languidly
A soft round thigh did she show

It took  26 years  to build the bridge
Completed in 1604
I estimated her age at about 21
Perhaps less maybe more

The oldest bridge in ol' Paris
Covered with carvings and frill
One could  see that the femme de la  mer
Out of her blouse did spill

This is a lesson in history
Do your best to remember it so
But don't forget the beautiful maiden
If ever to Paris you go