In a Canalside Pub

Posted on July 29, 2014

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I wrote this in one of my favourite pubs nearby called the Rising Sun, a place you should all visit if in the Hertfordshire area.

The Rising Sun, Berkhamsted, Herts taken by the author Darren Greenidge

The Rising Sun, Berkhamsted, Herts taken by the author Darren Greenidge


The summer crowds gather
In sticky summer heat
Outside the pub
Some in sandalled feet

Drinks in hand they chatter
About things high and low
Some watching the boats
As they come and go

Then clouds a-gather
Building up fast
The sun long gone in
The sky now overcast

Some scatter inside
Away from potential rain
Forewarned by moody clouds
Fat with watery gain

Inside it is muggy
But all fit in around a table
Telling stories old and new
This pub heard many fables

Friends laugh and cry
On what was a sad day
Smiles all around
Friends now at play

And then the night ends
Homes for many to go
All sad to leave
But drinks happily did flow

Fast slipped the day and night
By and in a canal side pub
Shared with friends and strangers
In a place they all did love

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