Posts tagged ‘Birmingham’

November 16, 2017

James Brindley

by Jem Croucher

James Brindley was an engineer
born seventeen seventy-two
Who later, when he’d qualified
canals and water knew
He designed many aqueducts
and tunnels through the rocks
along with single traffic gates
in narrow water locks

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November 15, 2017

The Tap & Spile

by Jem Croucher

Mirrored lights reflected
in the water here at night
The mystery is magical
and a captivating sight

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November 13, 2017

Slowly

by Jem Croucher

Reflected in the water
Tower blocks in the sun
On the Worcester and the Birmingham
canal, which is quite fun
A peaceful little wander
Present blending with the past
where pace is somewhat slower
that the city where it’s fast

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November 12, 2017

Gas Street Basin

by Jem Croucher

The Gas Street Basin barges
look lovely in a line
Here in the heart of Birmingham
peaceful and sublime

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November 5, 2017

Birmingham

by Jem Croucher

Part 1 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home on a Sunday
is where I’d rather be
But I’m travelling to Birmingham
a long way from the sea
Five hours on a railway train
to reach my destination
with a good book and some music
to ease my consternation

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