Not yet Christmas

Engorged rivers

Tug steadily at bank-side roots

Drag at moorings

Carry off great trunks of dead willow


Three mallards caught in an eddy

Dance like Bretons

A slow, rhythmic circle

Passing gradually beneath the arch

Spinning off downstream

Oblivious to the rising flood


CLP 28/11/2019

Published by

Christopher Perry

Liberté, Equalité, Humanité