an alphabet in the Nene Valley
Buzzards soar, cuckoos call Egret, geese and goslings. Herons stand, kites search Swifts, swans and signets While over all the skylarks sing.
Bridges span, canoes drift, Cycles, ramblers and dogs. Gravel taken, lakes filled Locks, mill race and weirs While through it all the river meanders.
Badby rises, Barnwell mill Cogenhoe, Everdon and Flore. Islip's spire, Oundle's school Woodford, Weedon and Yarwell While in each place, a church proclaims.