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photoblog image Ducks

Ducks

All along the backwater,
Through the rushes tall,
Ducks are a-dabbling,
Up tails all!

Ducks' tails, drakes' tails,
Yellow feet a-quiver,
Yellow bills all out of sight
Busy in the river!

Slushy green undergrowth
Where the roach swim—
Here we keep our larder,
Cool and full and dim.

Everyone for what he likes!
We like to be
Heads down, tails up,
Dabbling free!

High in the blue above
Swifts whirl and call—
We are down a-dabbling
Up tails all!

Ducks

All along the backwater,
Through the rushes tall,
Ducks are a-dabbling,
Up tails all!

Ducks' tails, drakes' tails,
Yellow feet a-quiver,
Yellow bills all out of sight
Busy in the river!

Slushy green undergrowth
Where the roach swim—
Here we keep our larder,
Cool and full and dim.

Everyone for what he likes!
We like to be
Heads down, tails up,
Dabbling free!

High in the blue above
Swifts whirl and call—
We are down a-dabbling
Up tails all!

comments (14)

Nice song for an exceptional photograph...
Bill Phillips: Cheers Larry. From Wind in the willows which is still my favorite children's book
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Nov 2017, 02:40
gobsmacked
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ray!
Very nice shot - and lovely lyrics as well!
Bill Phillips: From my favourite Children's book
  • Martine
  • France
  • 30 Nov 2017, 06:28
Ils très beaux au milieu de ces jolis reflets
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 30 Nov 2017, 07:06
This image and complimentary verse is wonderful
Bill Phillips: I am obliged to you oh wonderful person
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 30 Nov 2017, 07:27
I appreciate this combination of image and wordage Bill.
Bill Phillips: My favourite children's book
Have you thought about doing this from under water, I would hold you down till you got the shot.
Bill Phillips: You are too generous Michael
Lovely shot, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Tom
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 30 Nov 2017, 17:16
How well they compliment each other, Bill
Bill Phillips: They do don't they?
Super shot, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thnks Frank....would make a good jigsaw puzzle!
A fine picture that goes so well with the poem.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Brian.
What a fabulous shot, Bill! It could grace any magazine cover for wildlife.
great reflection shot. Many stories can be sparked by this image
Bill Phillips: Ducks are full of tails Alanwink
tails and tales

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