The River Kingdom
The passage of time and rivers flow by
Forever beneath an endless sky
Seasons bring new then take again
We cannot change – its all in vain.
The secret of life is to enjoy it all
So many wonders both big and small
Out there is vast but also free
Providing a bounty for us to see.
The waters run deep and forever flow
Providing the means for all to grow
Thus Mother Nature provides a home
For some to swim and others to roam.
Wildfowl float and also in flight
Always a joy – what a beautiful sight
A mix of ducks and swans and more
Make up a glory you cannot ignore.
The fish in the deeps are seldom seen
But ripples and splashes show where they’ve been
In thick weeds a predator lays lurking
The pike for food is always searching
Creatures hide but then reappear
And with good fortune the favourite red deer
Together we share this special place
All we need is less rush and haste.
Dusk and night comes with new folk
Even a badger with stripes bespoke
Owls glide and circle dressed in white
Beautiful to see but mice take fright.
The wind and the rain can often distract
But it can’t take away all that is fact
Outside is rich with so many things
The glory of God and all that it brings.
Many folk ignore or just don’t see
About us the joys of what can be
So remember to look and also behold
See for yourself instead of be told.
By Ivor Hook