The prompt site We Write Poems has morphed into Red Wolf Poems with a prompt on Thursdays. The first of these is to find a song about a river and incorporate it in some way into our poem.
I thought Moon River, Old Man River, then Old Father Thames – which took me back to my childhood beside the Thames, and a memoir I wrote about those happy times.
But something new seemed called for.
From boggy upland seep
to broad majestic sweep,
past pollard willows,
flowered water meadows;
moorhens, mallards, swans
glide silently below singing avians
in this perfect eco-system,
to its ordained end,