Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 26th August, 2018)
Nice photo Ron
That's a lovely shot Ron,you certainly have an eye for beauty...thank you.
By a waterfall I'm calling youoooooo
We can share it all beneath a ceiling of blueoooooo......
No silver chalk stream in the shires for us,
No foppish fountain at Kew.
No river full of frivolous
Idle ornamental pools.
Canal watter works 'ard fer a livin'.
Locks to be filled, gates to be shut
Wheels to be driven.
We're capable enough awreet.
For some reason(well technical incompetence on my part) my post was submitted incomplete.
The last line should read..
Nay Lancelot lad
There's graft to be done at Wigan.
Good photo Ron.
But yawn with some comments, it's all about them.
Yes Ron's photos do fire the imagination!
It reminds me of - guess what.....a lovely , if small, waterfall flowing into a rippling pool!
Yeah I know it's t'canal at Wigan - I remember jumping across the by wash many a time as a child.
Couldn't agree more Alan.It's about photos not poetry.
Yes Veronica, my imagination's been well and truly fired: I hazard a guess that your earlier post refers to the 'Willowherb, as it croons the far-side shrub.
Whatever, you really must see By A Waterfall, sung by Olive Oyl, on YouTube.
YesAlan,I agree.It's almost as though they can't bear to be in the limelight !
Not seen that one PG but Dick Powell in Footlights Parade I have. I believe Ron has too at Scholes PIctures.
Alan and Janette, I along with many viewers appreciate the photographs and the time taken by photographers but I always enjoy the comments and the poetry as well .They paint a picture with words !
You are right Tom - the poets do paint a picture with words and humorously too - to complement the photos. I suggest Alan doesn't read the comments he's in danger of suffering from acute lockjaw!
I'll agree to disagree about the poems.
Every time I take a walk along the Canal I offer up a vote of thanks to the Engineers and Navvies who, with little more than a few rudimentary tools and the sweat of their brows created this haven of peace and quiet for their own and future generations.
It's true that parts of the Canal betray it's industrial origins but, on the other hand there are parts of the Canal that will stand comparison with any southern riverbank.
Maybe it was unforeseen at the time but, those Engineers and Navvies created along their waterway a haven for all kinds of wildlife and all you have to do to see it is take a walk along the towpath.
Get away from cars, buses and lorries and walk, fish, collect blackberries or just sit and listen the birds sing.
What could be nicer!
The windswept 'course harbours its
Verdant blousy growth -
Dowdy now on soured anchors,
While readied boulders are a stage
For throstle's eager smite,
Doughty pebbles bear silent tease
For prying hungry dippers,
And the constant metre
Of its endless teem
Pours calm upon thoughts of
Dreaded day-long woe.
Manifold is the joy
Of nature, seen.
I did watch Olive Oyl singing 'By a Waterfall' on Ytube Philip - her rendition was superb especially as she was singing under water! Highly recommended.
IT's not a joy it's a Yawn.
Glad that you enjoyed it Veronica. I've also watched her singing I Don't Want to Walk …, with Popeye at the piano; her shift to 'sultry mode' during the final part of the song, is a 'knockout. And them 'Yanks' can certainly put a show on'.
My name is Hopeless and I'm fed up of today
I've got nothing to do and nothing to say
All that I've done is to have a good yawn
I've been moping around here since the first crack of dawn
My name is Hopeless and I moan at them all
I think I'll just stand here and stare at the wall
And then after tea when I've addled my head
I'll take me and my boredom straight off to bed.
The "so-called"poetry that keeps appearing on these pages is driving me away from Wiganworld. Beyond corny and really annoying. Put it in a book or something and let those who enjoy such things buy the book!
Eddy you can't seriously think anyone would buy such rubbish.
i think you know your poetry isn't rubbish Poet. Perhaps a 'suggestion' to someone higher up the chain might start a Poet's Corner? There seems to be a lot of forums for various subject matter.