Father Thames

Father ThamesFather Thames

 

Percussion of slips from the big grey sky

Taps with mocking feet on glass

A snide whisper of wind ushers them along

Putting a wash upon their beat

 

Beyond the obscurity of wet glass

Flood waters still rise

We, not more than half a mile from the front line

Mark time and slink along the tarmacadamed borders

 

Watch the swollen, racing River Thames

Slice portions of gardens from the bank

Twist restraining ropes and sever possessions

From their aching ties

 

Tragedy is an unworthy spectator sport

For those that are poorly moored

Are sucked below the wet horizon

And sulk, tethered, stolen dreams

 

As rain continues to dance on our restraints

The final frontier is more desperate

More crude. Sand bags

To hold back the tide?

Thames Views. 12.2.14

Thames ViewsThe Thames Riviera at Hampton where the Ferry will take you over to Hurst Meadows. If you take to the water Hampton Court Palace is only minutes away. But beware, the river is in full spate and flooding at Sunbury, Shepperton, Chertsey and Staines.

The areas that are tidal, down to the Lock at Teddington, seem to be ok at present but with high winds, more rain forecast and a full-moon to come people are keeping their fingers crossed.

Good Luck and God Bless to those who are already affected.