Saturday, September 19, 2009

Paddle Your Own


There are no rapids here,
White Water isn't seen!
No rocks! No waterfalls! No Thrills!
Just a very gentle scene.
For this is the Murray River
Which gently flows along
And if you came for excitement
You wouldn't quite belong.
But you can 'paddle your own canoe'
For days and days and days,
Passing the mangroves and the gums,
And the cows and sheep that graze.
The River has fallen on hard times,
Because of recurrent drought,
But still its waters benefit
The farmland round about.
The romantic Murray here:


Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens said...

Paddling is nice and quiet, time to look around. The poem is lovely.I used to paddle on the Rhein river in Basel. Only one way, the current was strong.


Anonymous said...

ah! what fun!!
i love paddling too..

George S Batty said...

I've always dreamed of living next to a river like that. Nice writing

magiceye said...

pretty picture and lilting poem

Jinksy said...

My favourite kind of paddling is of the feet in any drop of water, from puddle to ocean!

eileeninmd said...

What a nice lovely river, it looks very relaxing even if your are paddling. Thanks for sharing your scene.

Dimple said...

Peaceful river, just right for paddling (or floating). Love the poem!

Petit Eyekiss said...

Nice shot, and very nice poem!

Marie said...

Mmmmm that looks so nice :-)

Maria said...

What a wonderful river!

Darlene said...

The thought that popped into my mind when I saw this post was, "Flow gently sweet Afton."

The photo is so restful.

Margaret Gosden said...

Looks like a nice shadow shot here! Though I would not like to be stranded in those shadows - no thrills, may may be, but ominous to look into!
Contrasts are great.

SandyCarlson said...

Such a serene and lovely view. I like that water very much.

Tulip said...

love to paddle too, i miss it already.

my entry:

Baruch said...

Great photo and poem.