The River Ribble

Starts in the hills of Lancashire, making its way to the sea at Lytham St Anne’s. From time to time it likes to remind people it is there…

Full moon reflected in its mirror-like surface

The sun creating crystal sparkles

Dancing magically all around

Ancient watercourse way

Tamed a little, but still wild and free

Once, long ago, large ships would navigate their way to the docks

Fast becoming a recollection lost in the mists of time

A story now told through fading photographs

Fading group memory

A place of rocks and whirlpools

Danger within the serene waterscape

Sometimes flooding homes

Reminding humans they are quite small compared to nature

Preston poet, Dean Fraser goes under the name of The Quantum Poet. View more of his work at

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