The Kennet & Avon Canal..Our Industrial Past.

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The Kennet & Avon Canal has a long history within my own county of Wiltshire, here in the UK. Built during the Industrial revolution, it played its part in transportation of goods until history moved on and progress left it behind. A part of our Past, it reminds us how things once used to be...

The Kennet & Avon Canal..

Down near where the river creeps,
where Willows hang their heads and weep.
Their hairlike strands of fauna leaf,
brush dark waters underneath..

A Sedate Pace Of Life..

Barges 'chug' in water's wake,
or inside Locks, patiently wait..
A sedately life that's played out now,
On the local Kennet & Avon Canal..

Where Wild Flowers Grew..

Once used for transportation trade,
where horses plodded their weary way..
Along the banks, wild flowers grew,
The same paths now trod by me and you..

Ghosts Of Our Industrial Past..

The Kennet & Avon is part of History,
though more now a Leisure industry..
But walking along these ancient paths,
I still feel the ghosts of our Industrial Past.

Credit and Links for further information..

youtube credit thanks to 6212Linda.
Links;
History of the Kennet & Avon Canal
The Use of Canals as Transportation.

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Hi there! I am Songbird B, and I am a semi-pro female Jazz vocalist. I have a huge passion for Jazz music, and I love writing Poetry, which I have done all my life. I am very Spiritual in my beliefs, and love Photography, Music and Garden Design....I...(more)

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Feb 2013 (#)

Memories of not that yonder but looks a distant past. We have moved on and in a hurry to leave the past - hopefully for better times. Thanks SB for lovely words, pictures video and soothing music to go with it - siva

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author avatar Songbird B
12th Feb 2013 (#)

Sivar, it is a genuine pleasure to see you here upon my page..I must admit I really loved the video link and the calming progress of a bygone age..

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
12th Feb 2013 (#)

Memories of yonder here to stay,
elling the tale the stately way.
With rivers of life showing the past,
Its the neverending flow just meant to last.

For each of the chugging boats have a story to tell,
Of the lives well lived and known so well.
Showing an insight of the past,
The moment of truth noow refurished to last.

Bringing the life and nature around,
Its the anthem of the tranquil surround.
For all of beauty has a tale to tell,
That of joy and living hell.

Showing the world the bst of life,
With the hidden tales of past strife.
For its the waters that flow to the sea,
While objects of life just show the world,
The beauty of times that had once unfurled.

By Anisha Achankunju (C) Lady Aiyanna 12th February 2013

Welcome Back Songbird!!!!! We should sing together sometime in the future as I have trnsitioned into the entertainment industry....

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author avatar Songbird B
12th Feb 2013 (#)

It is always nice to see you Anisha, and thank you for adding your own take on my poem..It is good to be back again..

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author avatar Delicia Powers
12th Feb 2013 (#)

Lovely poem and pictures- the melding of history and the beauty of England today...brings to my heart all that I so love and miss that very unique mixture that is England ...thank you Songbird :0)

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author avatar Songbird B
12th Feb 2013 (#)

Hello Delicia..When it is not raining, England indeed can be a beautiful place..I am lucky to live in such a wonderful area within the UK..Lovely to see you my dear friend on my page..I have been catching up on your poems..

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
13th Feb 2013 (#)

Just beautiful in every way. Carol and I have been away for three days and what a glorious surprise to return to your poetry, your pictures, the wonderful video and music. Pure joy! Thank you Songbird.

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author avatar Songbird B
13th Feb 2013 (#)

It's lovely to be back again Steve after a long break away..Hope you and Carol are both in good health and had an enjoyable trip away dear friend. So glad you enjoyed this..and so good to see you again Steve! Thank you for looking in on me..xxx\0/

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author avatar Val Mills
13th Feb 2013 (#)

I felt as if I was being transported to your canal through your poem and images, SB. Nice work.

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author avatar Songbird B
13th Feb 2013 (#)

Thank you so much Val.. Travelling on a narrowboat along British canals makes you slow down and really enjoy your surroundings..

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author avatar Buzz
13th Feb 2013 (#)

Oh, so beautiful comeback poetry, dear lovely Bev! Glad to see you back!!!

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author avatar Songbird B
13th Feb 2013 (#)

Ah Buzz, my poetry is little compared to your creative writes, but it is lovely to see you again dear friend. Always a place in my heart Jimmy..\0/x

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author avatar Andre
13th Feb 2013 (#)

What an invigorating look back at yesterday:-))

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author avatar Songbird B
13th Feb 2013 (#)

Hello Andre'. So glad you enjoyed looking back with me..Will be catching up on missed articles my friend..\0/x

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
3rd Mar 2013 (#)

Oh, what a what a wonderful share! So relaxing and peaceful.. Can you rent these barges to vacation on or are most of them privately owned? What a great holiday that would be! You are blessed to live in such a beautiful area, Bev! Thanks for sharing your lovely poem and mesmerizing video. I'll be back to read this one again. xo

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author avatar Songbird B
6th Mar 2013 (#)

Yes you can hire a barge out and travel the canals that stretch for many miles around our part of the country Carol..It is such a slow idyllic life on a barge. The pace of life is slow and gentle and you really do become one with nature..So lovely to see you here on my page my dearest friend..\0/xxxx

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