Posts tagged ‘canal’

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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July 28, 2017

The Canalhouse

by Jem Croucher

It’s quite a surprise
when popping in for a beer
to find that the pub
has its own canal here!

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April 10, 2017

The Nottingham & Beeston

by Jem Croucher

In Nottingham the waters
of the canal are quite tranquil
with new building now reflected
in the waters quiet and still
Iron rings along the towpath
remain in situ there
Yet no more to fasten barges
with slow horses unaware

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September 15, 2016

A quiet moment

by Jem Croucher

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I’m at the Angel Islington
in the heart of London town
Waiting by the tunnel
for traffic to come down
There are watercraft here waiting
close to where I am
Engines chugging in a queue
A canal boat traffic jam

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September 13, 2016

Gondola’s Leaking (Rispetto challenge)

by Rhyme In Time

Gondola has a leak;
I hope it won’t get worse.
This grand canal antique
Will echo with my curse!

Romantic getaway?
We wasted two month’s pay.
Now both of us are broke,
And all we got was soaked.

August 7, 2014

Wilford Street Bridge

by Jem Croucher

Neath the Wilford Street Bridge
Where the old water flows
Castle lock hides the secret
That only passing time knows

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