Here comes that rain again………….

That’s our summer over then,
The sun has been chased away,
Showers became torrential rain,
Despite what the forecasters say.
The gardens may need the water,
The grass being yellowed and dry,
No hosepipes allowed, a ban in place,
Water must fall from the sky.
As if we’d not had enough of it
Earlier on in the year,
Watching the river rising
And the boat roofs thereon appear
Over the banks behind us
Each swamped with waters new,
The wildlife in confusion as
Everything was lost from view.
Yet the gentle rhythm’s relaxing,
It aids in a good night’s sleep,
No floods likely aboard our boat,
Just as well, as it’s here all week!

Digital Camera

our pontoon left Jan 2016 (bank submerged)

Digital Camera

our pontoon right Jan 2016 (bank submerged)


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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2 Responses to Here comes that rain again………….

  1. The Hook says:

    I LOVE the rain.
    And this post, of course.

    • Hi Robert! I used to get twitchy in the house whenever it rained or was windy (potential flooding, luckily didn’t happen but got close, and damage to fence panels which was a constant!), but on the boat it doesn’t worry me and like Hubby, I sleep easy knowing we go up with the water level!

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