Working on a poem about Fall River, MA. As part of my greater Portuguese education, I’ve been reading up on Portuguese immigration in New England. I was fascinated to learn that the Gates of the City in Fall River are intended to face the Atlantic, to symbolize its sister city in the Azores and the significance of the Portuguese immigration to Fall River. Thus, the inspiration for a poem. I consider myself an imagist, so I usually need an image of some kind to get my wheels turning.