My response to dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night # 177
Gayle of Bodhirose’s Blog was the host for Thursday’s Open Link Night. She mentioned that three of her siblings have birthdays in August, as do I! Mine was on Wednesday and my husband took me on a surprise trip to Cambridge.
While the Poets Pub was in full swing, we were watching novice punters wobbling about on the river and bumping into each other’s boats from the comfort and safety of The Anchor Pub, where the members of Pink Floyd used to hang out and where Syd Barrett allegedly got his name.
Little did I know that I would be sitting in a punt the next day! Here’s a little bit of doggerel about that trip.
The water of the River Cam
Snakes between hallowed halls,
Echoes bounce off bridges and walls
Of buildings old and new
Composing a traditional view:
Shouts and laughter,
As they avoid disaster,
Trickle between punts propelled
By amateurs with poles
Drops of water
As they rise and fall.
The afternoon is kind and hot;
The river is a favourite spot
For a summer’s afternoon adventure
Flanked by history and architecture.
© Kim M. Russell, 2016