Polly

Writings and Witterings

Waterways

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Walk
around the waterways
of Worcester.
No bodies fall in the wash
to be swept downstream,
chill, clammy, broken,
to pass through the estuary
at Bristol, into the briny,
cold currents rushing them further
to go
across the pond.

Polly Stretton Β© 2014

For Gabriella’s first post in Poetics – Travel Poetry at dVerse poets pub

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32 thoughts on “Waterways

  1. Oh my. That’s a rough way to reach America.

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  2. I wouldn’t mind the boat trip to see up close the roads and waterways ~ of course, taking the plane is always easier and faster ~

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  3. Got my canoe, will travel Polly πŸ˜‰

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  4. This journey would take quite a while, but imagine how thrilling it would be to ride the waves! Smiles.

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  5. I am tempted to say ‘too long and dangerous’. Flights can seem too long but never that bad. πŸ™‚

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  6. Wow! What a journey! We are off to see family in Ireland tomorrow by sea. But I will be drinking coffee on a very comfortable ferry, hopefully, if the waves behave themselves! 😊

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  7. Wow! An ominous journey! Perhaps in preparation for what awaits one there? πŸ˜‰

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  8. The journey through the waterways can be so trying It is answerable to the big oceans ultimately. Great river adventure. Wonderful take Polly!

    Hank

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  9. Ha… interesting way to travel to America.

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  10. Whenever bodies float down the water I’m inside one of those British detective stories… I would most definitely prefer an airplane

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    • Eek! So many detective novels about The Thames, our river is The Severn and we have the canal too. As you say, many bodies, so sad.

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  11. adventurous indeed!!…

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    • Some of the ports near the estuary are infamous from Victorian times and earlier – some nasty goings on in those days. Thank goodness things have changed.

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  12. oh heck… that’s not the way you wanna travel… ha.. though i find rivers fascinating – i need a boat though – ha

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  13. A dark, but well written version of travel!

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  14. Painful way to travel, but how exciting!

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