Dendritic

16 Jan

Against a dawn sky coloured with fading highlighter, bare winter branches remind me of the Nile and, tangentially, of  Churn and the Chelt, Slad, Severn and Wye, Avon and Thames, with its source not far from here;  further afield, the Great Ouse,  Graham Swift’s  fictional Leem,  the Yare, the Blythe and the Alde; and then on, on, on to the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo, the Orange and Vaal, Gamtoos and Gouritz, Kowie, Kromme and Kei, Mtamvuna and Umzimkulu, Hluhuwe and Mfolozi, Tugela and uMngeni and their tributaries, Msunduzi, Bushmans, Lions, Karkloof and Mooi.

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2 Responses to “Dendritic”

  1. Pa February 4, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    You forgot the Grantleigh, a tributary of the Mooi.

    • Vivienne February 5, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

      Yes, I did. You are quite right!

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