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Art History IWM North Military Museums Poetry

Squadron

A write club acrostic, written by inky.

#Imperialwarmuseum #Airfix #Planes #Squadron #Military #Aircraft

Sat atop a great height

quite a few planes, old and new

used to being in hangars, have found

a home by the waters of a canal

definitely a peacetime operation

red arrows escorting a Spitfire veteran and

other D-Day participants – resting on their runway

new recruits ready to escort them from another bookshelf

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Animals Art Poetry

Furry

Salford 1st July 2020

#writeclub #monsters #poetry #kidspoetry

as part of my write club challenges, i wrote a piece about a “Monster” with claws and teeth and horns – more like a caterpillar with 100 Feet!

(Anyone with kids remember a Lotsa-Lotsa-Leggs ? 🙂 )

Caterpillar – doodle of a toy by inky.

I know , you know its not halloween

but i’ve got to tell you about this thing i’ve seen

snaking round Salford’s streets

with over a hundred colourful feet

A fluffy centipede , orange fur, purple hair

grown ups walking past they stare

at multi coloured spikes on his back

they move on quickly – in case of attack

If they had thought – they’d would have seen

those spikes were just fur

he want’s something to munch on

to sleep and to purr

And who does he bump into ? – our neighbours cat

who gives him some room in the upstairs flat…

so before going to bed, he eats leaves and shoots

resting on a mat, his hundred or so boots

And during the dusk, you’ll see them both play

with a ball made of wool – in a particular way

playing under the moon and having some fun

and enjoying a nap – when the day has begun

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Airforce Art Poetry

In the Hangar

#IWM #Airfix #Duxford

D-Day Spitfire Airfix – Made and Photographed by BF Kirkham.

A poetry piece by B.F. Kirkham.

There’s a bucket of wings on the table,

but this ain’t no KFC

You’re there with your mates at the ready

and take home a plane for free

You pick up the pieces as listed

the fellow from museum there to help

as your classmates fumble with pieces

and boys and girls start to yelp

Behind you is the perfect model –

they tell you it took men all those years

as part of the wing it does come off

and it almost brings you to tears

Patience – comes call from behind you

as you fiddle with the pieces for a while

it won’t take you long – and you can’t get it wrong

as the teacher gives you a smile

Suddenly it all comes together

the tail end the wings and the prop

resembling that big plane behind you

and its something you don’t want to drop

So you say ta to the model instructor

with your plane that’s been made paid and mended

and your classmates all fly, those planes from time gone by

before the trip to the museum is ended.

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Acrostic Art Poetry

Iceberg

#Writeclub #Iceberg

Iceberg

In the watery depths – it waits
Cold hearted assassin
Engaging its prey
Boats don’t stand a chance…
Even when clad with mighty armour – They’re
Rounded up as they try to escape – and attacked,
Grounded – or Sunk

If wide eyed

Captains don’t open their

Eyes – the crew they work with will get a surprise

Being jostled by the giant of frozen ice

Engaging a giant ? the boat pays a price

Rocking the boat or bashing its hull

Gushing in seawater till the hull , it is full

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Acrostic Art Garden Poetry

Crazy Paving

#fowc #Crazy

Crazy Paving (By Inky)

Colourful trail leading up the garden path

rocky slabs laid at really strange angles

at first, you might think – some mad

zany designer had taken a hammer to your pavement, but

you would be wrong – each

piece has been placed on purpose

as you look carefully – each bit of stone comes into

view as part of the picture as a whole

in time you’ll spot a scene as the pieces come together

navigating their way down the garden, and

greeting visitors – welcome to our house!

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Art Arts Life

Beside Me

Salford, March 28th 2020

#Socs #Besideme

Saturday morning.

Its a couple of days into the government lockdown in the UK for this blooming bug that’s hitting the globe like a whirlwind

and for the stream of conciousness challenge – i’ve been asked whats beside me,

I’m looking down at the table – the book i was reading yesterday is still there, a compilation of work from some fine amateur writers, who entered the great British write off for 2015 – flipping through the index – i find i appear just before half way with a short piece i wrote during a holiday at that time

My watercolour pad is just in reach, doodles and scribbles brought to life in glorious technicolor. For some strange reason, there’s an awful lot of drawings of fish – there is a reason for that folks – i’d been creating my own stencils the night before and one of them was …. lo and behold a fish.

Flipping through the watercolours, there’s a picture of a tree….haven’t come up with a title for it yet – so i’m going to pinch a title for it – “What the kids really wanted”

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Art Poetry

Epiphany

#fowc #epiphany

25th February 2020

Call it the start of something brilliant

the moment you saw the beam of light

not blinding – but starting – something

and something you just had to get onto a page

lines shapes and scribbles in bright neon colors

cast onto watercolor paper like an old master

pastels sprays and coloured ink

combine to create something – unique

and the use of eggshell ? That’ll get them talking

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Art Poetry

In Plain Sight

Salford, 13th February 2020

Hidden? Artwork by Inky from Stock Art @ Istock


She’s been trying to get your attention for weeks now

but when you try to seek her out

she’s nowhere to be found

perhaps her attempts for you to notice her

went a little too far – as now its become hard to deny

slipping away into the crowd

but sticking out like a glow worm at night

If only – you would turn your head

she would drop her mask and smile at you

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Acrostic Art Poetry

Sketchy

#fowc #sketchy

Doodle from Soccer Alex @ Photobucket.com

Some say, there’s the start of a masterpiece in that notebook of hers

Kept in a top draw of her work desk

End pieces for show ? No, but look beyond the layers of random doodle

There’s the beginnings of something that

Could be talked about by art critics for many years to come – but for now

Held away, till she’s ready for the world to see it

You could take a sneaky peek – but you would only see the first splat on the canvas

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Art Colours Photography Poetry

Creating Rainbows

#Art #Colours #Rainbows

On a winters night

give me a bright white canvas

and seven colourful characters

let me bend them to my will without braking

and all with just a splash of rain

casting the sight of a colourful rainbow

across the page

Rainbow image created from Paintcils - Brushes from Big to Small painting the rainbow from the paintcil squares
Painting a Rainbow : Created with Paintcils and a splash of corporation pop by inky (P) Brian F Kirkham 2020