Fa – the name of the Green Dragon

A Place for the Odd Musings of an Expat Bristolian

Haiku about Lakes, Canals and Rivers

Woodland Rainbow

September 27, 2016 Leave a comment

Trees with leaves changing.
Green yellow, orange, red, brown
a woodland rainbow.

The Well-Dressed Leopard Frog

September 27, 2016 Leave a comment

Suit of Yellow-Green
It helps me blend in the grass
and look handsome too!

Egrets’ Game of Autumn Migration

September 26, 2016

Egrets from Texas
Silent, White. set to depart
follow the leader

Cobwebs – A spider’s point of view

September 25, 2016 Leave a comment

Hey! It’s my castle,

where I gather morning dew.

Where I strum love songs.

Dancing Aspens

September 24, 2016 Leave a comment

Beavers gnawing at
Aspens dancing in the wind
Winter lodges, snug

Marsh Frogs

September 23, 2016 Leave a comment

Watchful in the reeds
Frogs catch flies with sticky tongues
A warm day harvest

A Good time to Daydream

September 22, 2016 Leave a comment

Sitting quietly
Bobber drifting with the Breeze
My Thoughts Wandering

Who Dug the Avon Gorge

September 21, 2016 Leave a comment

Legend says Avon
Gorge was dug by Two Giants
Vincent and Goram

Ace hardware Fishing Contest

September 20, 2016 Leave a comment

Simley lake contest
Ace Hardware released a carp
Not caught yet, lurking.

Visit to Marietta

Stern Wheeler from New Orleans

September 19, 2016 Leave a comment

Delta Queen arrives
Steam calliope playing
Riders disembark

Fish House Lament

September 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Fish House out on ice
A pleasant day passed, no fish
Smells like smoke and beer

Riviere de la Lune

September 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Sing of Moon River
And those Huckleberry friends
waiting round the bend

All Tied Up

September 16, 2016 Leave a comment

There’s moorings and docks
Quayside capstans anchored deep
boats bob, another’s wake

Crops Growing

September 16, 2016 Leave a comment

The rain falls and fills
banks boiling over, bursting
Nearby fields flooded

The Musk Rat

September 15, 2016 Leave a comment

Tail slaps the water
Alarm sounded all dive deep
cautious calm returns

The Heron

September 14, 2016 Leave a comment

Stalking still water
Silver fish darting in reeds
speared by speedy beak

The Kingfisher

September 13, 2016 Leave a comment

A flash of turquoise
minnow makes a meal for chicks
hungry mouths open

Together Because of Spring and rain

September 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Filton and Sea Mills
Bristol Suburbs at each end
Linked by River Trym.

Slow deposits

September 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Avon mud, washed down

Forming silted river banks

Onwards to the sea

Unnoticed Activity

September 10, 2016 Leave a comment

A little brook still
Leaping over rocks mid stream
Fish chasing Gad Flies

Clifton Suspension Bridge

September 9, 2016 Leave a comment

Girl jumps from the bridge
Sad life now to end in death
Saved! Her fall broken.

It’s High Tide

September 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Harbour Master checks
Time says the High Tide is here;
It waits for no man

Lying in wait

September 7, 2016 Leave a comment

Great catfish patient
waiting for submerged debris
Baited hook, no bite!

Water Clarinet

September 6, 2016 Leave a comment

Pensford’s river Boyd
I, a stranger on its shore
Home of Acker Bilk

Elders and Fyffes

Fyffes banana boats
Docked inside Floating Harbour
cranes unload cargo

Big Rivers, Small beginnings

September 4, 2016 Leave a comment

River Hen flows down
from Cribbs Causeway through culverts
At ford forms Hazel Brook

From Atop Spaniorum Hill

September 3, 2016 Leave a comment

You see the Severn
Starts boggy at Plynlimon
Ends in Irish Sea

River Castles in France

September 2, 2016 Leave a comment

La Dordogne si belle
Her name runs through Gascony
Chateaux line her banks

River Sulae

September 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Swale River Flows fast
seventy miles to North Sea
Down through Yorkshire Dales

 Mighty River

August 31, 2016 Leave a comment

A mighty river
Flowing from Itasca’s spring
The Mississippi

River Pilots

August 30, 2016 Leave a comment

river pilots show
the safe route to dockside berth
bid captain farewell

The River Avon

August 29, 2016 Leave a comment

the River Avon
Flows Below Suspension Bridge
Avonmouth awaits.


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