Embroidered with orange lights
are the fanned steel wings of the bridge
suspended in the summer night,
a tranquil dragon bringing luck.
Wide is the night and warm,
like the dark wine of old and ardent love.
The sky reads the low, slow river
as my eye reads yours in a dream.
Sparkling with lights is the city,
sparkling with lights is my soul.
Christina Egan © 2003
Dragons, of course, are noble and bring luck in Chinese mythology.
I must have been thinking of Hammersmith Bridge in London.