Ivor offers a poem for the Christmas edition
We know not what the new year will bring
Apart from the rebirth that comes with spring.
We cannot foretell if all will be well
But on everything positive the mind must dwell.
We know Mother Nature will soldier along
And soon will return the birds with their song.
The cold and the rain is not here to stay
For warmth and sunshine will be on the way.
The months ahead have a lot to bring
With animals awaking and birds on the wing.
Our days may be short but soon will be long
And forever the Wissey just flowing along.
The colours will brighten and bring back good cheer
Then will be gone the drab and the drear.
Wildlife will all bustle and be active again
Any fears long forgotten – no longer a drain.
The fish are aplenty all silver and bright
The surface will glitter in brilliant light
Majestic white swans patrol with such grace
Bring splendour and magic to a beautiful place.
Lots of wonderful patterns pass over the skies
To make mirrored reflections that cannot tell lies.
Then we can be greedy and enjoy the delight twice
And relish the pleasure of everything nice.
The kingfisher sports colours so bright and gay
Make him easy to spot as he passes our way
But heed or you’ll miss as he’s certainly quick
And definitely the favourite of all the pick.
The resident heron glides high in the air
While time ticks by without any care.
This is definitely the place to dream and enjoy
By watching the happenings as they pass on by.
All Gods creatures both feather and fur
Are out there and waiting whenever you stir.
So continue your visits down to the river
By reading Riverwatch and be with all hither!
With apologies from Ivor Hook!