Rowntree Park Lake

Bill Beaumont (York resident and friend of Rowntree Park)

(With acknowledgment and apologies to Kenneth Grahame – Wind in the Willows)

In Rowntree Park, down on the lake,

By the grass and trees so tall,

Ducks and coots are a-dabbling,

Up tails all.

Ducks and drakes and coots tails,

Pointing up toward the sky,

Their heads down underwater,

No sound, no call or cry.

Feeding as they float along,

Just where they love to be,

Heads down and tails up,

Dabbling free.

Throughout the park folk come and go,

Children run and play and fall,

And the water fowl are still a-dabbling,

Up tails all.

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