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Amber on the Thames

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River Thames,  February 2016

I see the winding water make
A short and then a shorter lake
As here stand I,
And house-boat high
Survey the Upper Thames.
By sun the mud is amber-dyed
In ripples slow and flat and wide,
That flap against the house-boat side
And flop away in gems.”
Henley-on-Thames,  John Betjeman

aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 26 March 2016


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