... short stream...

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... tributary...

Submitted: September 13, 2012

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… short stream…

 

Peter Hunter

 

… a sweat of moisture amongst low hills to the west… becoming clear and rapid, I remain a narrow chalk brook for a few miles yet…

… before washing the feet of three brick hump back bridges - grateful for water from draining ditches and leats - irrigating water meadows and copses I now become more of a lowland stream…

Trout at first, then dace roach, gudgeon and chub. Further down where once a burbot was caught… and eels… plentiful eels and the bootlace profiles of the brook lampreys…

… I ramble - twist, turn - two villages, one water mill - the tunnels,home of an otter family… reflecting the seasons… mayflies, alders and crane flies…

Deeper, wider, slower - kingfisher and heron - water vole…

  … all owing their living to me as I leisurely flow towards that wider  conduit to the sea…

little I may be but onwards I flow…

… relentlessly…

 

 

© Peter Hunter 2012

 

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