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Where Go the Boats, A river Poem

River suir boats 1
Boats on the river Suir, County Tipperary
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Where Go the Boats?

Dark blue is the river.
Golden is the sand.
It flows along for ever,
With trees on either hand.

Green leaves a-floating,
Castles of the foam,
Boats of mine a-boatingβ€”
Where will all come home?

River suir boats 4.

On goes the river
And out past the mill,
Away down the valley,
Away down the hill.

Away down the river,
A hundred miles or more,
Other little children
Shall bring my boats ashore

River suir boats 3.

Robert Louis, Stevenson

12 responses

  1. Such serenity in these photos Nigel. I love the poem too πŸ™‚

    April 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    • Hello Norma , Hope you great πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very pleased enjoyed both images and Poem πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      April 14, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    • Hello Norma πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Very pleased you liked the post and poem πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      April 15, 2014 at 12:22 pm

  2. Very Lovely and such beautifully Inviting Photos πŸ™‚

    April 14, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    • Hello Morgan πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very , very pleased you enjoyed πŸ™‚

      April 14, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      • Oh I always enjoy your posts πŸ™‚

        April 14, 2014 at 7:37 pm

  3. Lovely poem, Nigel. πŸ™‚

    Spring is alive and well in Ireland, blues and greens and boats and places to picnic by the river.

    Ahhh. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    April 15, 2014 at 3:13 am

    • Hello Sharon πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Yes it is πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ :), Yipee !!!

      Thank you !!

      Great comment !

      April 15, 2014 at 12:15 pm

  4. Imagery beautiful as are the words. Ann

    April 15, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    • Hello Ann πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very pleased you like the post and commented πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      April 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm

  5. It is a beautiful idea to mix your pictures with the lovely poems, Nigel. The only thing missing is the sound of the wind in the willows πŸ™‚

    April 17, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    • Hello Hanna πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Wonderful comment πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

      April 17, 2014 at 8:34 pm

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