Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 22,311 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Watching Swans From Caversham Bridge - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Thames! Beautiful Thames! !
Thames flows through London
Thames is tidal With a rise and fall
of 7 meters in London;

Thames flows through 'Reading'
And its banks are beautiful,
Pavement strolling stretch on either side
is beautiful;

Boats sailing in Thames
Young women who sail in the boats
White swan pairs' which swim in the river
are beautiful;

Watching from Caversham bridge,
somersaulting swans catching the fish
is still more exciting!
Thames! Beautiful Thames! !

Poet's Notes about The Poem


I had been to a place, Reading in UK during July - September 2006 to visit my son. I used to go for a walk twice daily and used to watch swans swimming in Thames. I wrote a poem 'Thames! Beautiful Thames'. One reader reviewed and commented that it is like an encyclopedia article (verses 2,3, & 4) . Hence I edited and presenting this poem.


Comments about Watching Swans From Caversham Bridge by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

  • David Wood (8/7/2013 5:04:00 AM)

    A lovely poem about that famour river. Did you know that in is the queen who owns all the swans and nobody is allowed to kill them and that there is a swan sanctuary in Windsor that look after injured swans. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 23, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 29, 2012

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