penhill point

November 9, 2010

in guestsMM, Landscapes, Oceans, Rivers and Lakes

River Taw Estuary   |   Mesmerising Moments

where my tiny
glass-cut feet scampered
across the popping weeds,
to the waters edge
at the coming of the sea.

Each foot-splash
would stir-up a cloud
of muddy brown.

To this place still
my wild heart flies —
beating hard and happy …
like the countless
I once skimmed
across the water.

Today’s Mesmerising Moment is by Colin Shaddick a performance poet who in April 2009 was awarded the title “The Great British Eccentric of the Year”.

For more poetry and eccentric Twitterings visit Colin’s Inclusifolk website or follow him on Twitter – poetall.

The River Taw in Devon, England, begins at Taw Head on Dartmoor, emptying into the Bristol Channel at the Taw-Torridge estuary in Barnstaple. The estuary is a site of Special Scientific Interest as, among many other reasons, it is one of only wo places in the UK to find the Sandbowl Snail.

Find out more about the River Taw on the BBC website.

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Mesmerising Moments are more wonderful when shared.

Photo credit: Ron Strutt for the Geograph project

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