"From a Bridge Car" by Elias Lieberman was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on November 30, 2013. A link to the poem may be found here:
Elias Lieberman (1883 - 1969), a Russian immigrant to the United States, earned his PhD from New York University. He worked as an English teacher in the New York City public school system for many years.
"From a Bridge Car" is a short ballad most likely inspired by a view of one of the rivers surrounding New York City. The poet uses the river as a metaphor for the city and its inhabitants: always moving, ever changing, powerful, and mysterious.