Waterwheel

(Inspired by the waterwheel at the National Wool Museum of Wales, near Newcastle Emlyn)

Water on and on and
Water on and on and
Ribbons drip drop drip splash
Ribbons on of water
              drip splash
              drip drop drip
Buzzing flies around and
Boring boring water
On and on and boring
Boring but I like it
              buzzing flies
              flying fluff
Dandelions on a
Manmade dry stone wall
Boring but important
I drive everything here

Scurries of dried blossom,
Sunlight glinting down,
Swallows swooping all around me,
Swallows sitting, red-faced, preening;
Swallows with their fork-tails tipping;
Swallows diving, diving, dipping.

Water on and on and
Water drives me round the
Boring boring water
Boring but I like it

Sunlight glinting on the
Sunlight in the water
Clouds are in the water
Sky is in the water

Water on and on and
Water on and on and
Water on and on and
Water on and on and

(Lyndi Smith, May 2011)

Listen to an mp3 of the sound of the Waterwheel

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