Salford , 5th September 2017
Hi folks, Inky reporting from behind his desk at the toolshed.
Regular viewers will know i started this site to share my scribbles thoughts and photography with you all.
Most of the poetry (not all) comes from my online repository on Allpoetry.com
Now here’s the thing. when i post to the Allpoetry server, the little gremlins working inside it, read every word i’ve written and give it a score – made up of professionalism, whether people like it or not – grammatical issues and all.
It’s very rare i get a straight 10 – I Got one today!
Here’s the poem, it’s called The Canal, and it was originally written around the time Salford celebrated the Centenary of the Manchester Ship Canal and Salford Docks.
Feel free to drop me your thoughts.
The Large Ditch
on Salfords edge
is filled with
The water travels
along the bank,
making its way
to the West,
Meeting up with
Its Liverpool cousin.
It once carried
Giants of the sea
alongside its cousin
(the River Mersey)
It carried great objects,
Goods, far and wide
but canalside now has
a more relaxed side
Large basins once carrying objects to port,
are now the home of some great watersport.
and where cargo tankers unloaded their bales
is now the home of some colourful sails