Cometh the floods……

The Rain

I hear leaves drinking rain;
I hear rich leaves on top
Giving the poor beneath
Drop after drop;
‘Tis a sweet noise to hear
These green leaves drinking near.
And when the Sun comes out,
After this Rain shall stop,
A wondrous Light will fill
Each dark, round drop;
I hope the Sun shines bright;
‘Twill be a lovely sight.

William Henry Davies 1871-1940


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Posted on November 25, 2012, in Aspects of Britain, Miscellany and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Good heavens, Frank! i used to swim at Kimbolton… in the pool not the flood! Glad you have sunny skies! Nice pics!

  2. Oh and I like the poem… I must explore Mr Davies!

  3. Great pictures, but flooding can be no joke if the water gets into your house. The end of my street in St Ives now looks out onto a lake. The bad news is that the guided busway cycle track is under water at several places between St Ives and Swavesey.

    • I totally agree Andrew. It has been far from fun for a lot of people. With one or two exceptions, the people of my village have had the great good fortune of looking on the floods with no more than a degree of curiosity……in fact, people strolled the traffic-free streets enjoying the space and relaxation on Sunday.

  4. Frank, I hope you managed to keep your feet dry! The Kym was looking impressively large all the to Gt Staughton.

    • Cycling both yesterday (Sunday) and today, I’ve been through a bit of water, been diverted by one flood, and had to circumvent several other flooded stretches. End result? It has added a very interesting dimension to familiar routes, and given me occasion to meet pedestrians, motorists and fellow cyclists that I would have bypassed otherwise. “Discovering a little of the extraordinary in the commonplace”.

      • Hi Frank – its been a pretty frenetic week for the flood types – at least Kimbolton was spared – this time. Sadly, it wont be the last time this will happen this winter I fear.

      • Geoff, every time we get a glimpse of you on the media (sporting your fetching Movember ‘tache!), we see those not-quite invisible signs of strain. We think of you constantly every time the water levels rise…..

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