Winter Wharfe

The Wharfe was flowing fast today…


The river flows with menace,

a boiling torrent

of peaty turbulence.

Winter walkers tighten grip

on leads and little hands,

fearing accidental slip

into the wild malevolence.

 Yet the river holds fatal charm,

despite the walkers’ diligence,

it attracts, dares them near,

entrancing eyes. Until, blinking,

they recall their fear

and proceed cautiously,

along the riverside path,

in awe of nature’s wrath.

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full-time parent/carer and part-time OU student
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