Wednesday, 9 June 2010


Poem 186 of 230:  W.W.T. WASHINGTON - AUTUMN 2001

Arriving, took tea
    With beans on dry toast -
Sitting down to see
    What large ponds can host.

From this collection,
    I walked out to the
Wildlife section -
    More the place for me.

There are many hides;
    Plus feed through the cold -
On one of the sides,
    Woodpeckers took hold.

And, as I moved on,
    Beside the Wear,
A calm grey-heron -
    Willing fish near.

(C) David Franks 2003

This grey-heron in Hyde Park, London;
April 2016