Buildings Places Poetry


Photo by Igor Starkov on

#Napowrimo #Syntax #Scaffolding

They’re building something – big

Metallic spaghetti rising high into the sky

Something to keep the buildings bits together

while it’s put in its place

Its going to be big

soaring into the skies above

the builders on its framework

need a head for heights

Ladders reaching for the moon

as floors are built – one to ten

bricks and breezeblocks needed

on each and every floor

Structure taking shape, while the builders do their thing

and other craftsman travel through

making sure you can make a brew or watch tv

when all the work is done

Building complete ? Structure Sound ?

Spaghetti makes its way back to level one

Where big wheeled wagons are waiting

to take it to the next construction.

Acrostic Buildings Food

Down to the Catacombs


Below the depths, in a very cold place

out of hewn stone

there’s a spot where aficionados of

their favourite tipple

like to store their reds, whites and fizzy stuff

every weekend, decending the steps for

something to go with the Lamb, Chicken, Steak or Fish

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Barnard castle bridge (Image: KL Caley)

Built in a place where the

river , stream or canal makes its way

in and out of the place where the people live

down below, you can see the water passing as

going to the shops, school or work

everyone crosses from one place to another

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A Kind of Window….


Barnard Castle Balcony

The room you had booked on the internet

could be called a room with a view

palatial, with sights of the gardens

your own balcony

with views of the river

it could almost be paradise

but for one little thing

mornings could be a little fresh

for in your palatial apartment

they’d forgot to put glass in any of the windows

don’t forget to wrap up warm now…..

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#fowc #bridge

Photo by Jacob Colvin on

Before the crossing

rafts were used to cross the river

in time, though – those in the know

decided to create something to

get the livestock across the

expanse of water tween point a and point b

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Creepy limestone steps

turning and twisting

rising up higher and higher

as they meet daylight

Ascending the steps

a bit of a task

be careful as you climb

and look out for those handholds

Walls wet from last nights rain

Dawn showing sunlight

from an open door

that isn’t there

Sunshine – a promise

of what lies ahead

what’s at the top ?

enjoy the view

Animals Buildings Poetry

Up the Stairs


Moving to the town

was always going to be

one grand adventure

Barleycorns exchanged for

the finest food money could

buy – right by the door

If you knew the spots

sweet pastries from beyond the

usual mousehole

But dangers afoot

Living in the Metro town

Neighbourhood felines



#writephoto #tower

Tower : Image by KL Caley

I suppose you might call it palatial

a step up from the dungeon

but your new quarters in the castle

hardly give you freedom

The view from your room is majestic

as far as your eyes can see

but there’s no-one around – to hear your sounds

so you can’t exactly call yourself free

There’s a doorway out to the meadow,

but its locked with a kind of a grid

and guarded with one or two soldiers

to make sure that you’re well hid

They’ve decorated it like a palace

with candy colours and fancy curtains and all

but kept at the top of the tower

you won’t be the belle at the ball…..

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Rising up

#Napowrimo #paperswans #building #tower #lights

From the towers base

you could easily make

out where you saw

pathway to cosmos

lit up in plasma colours

laser pink and blue

UFO Friendly ?

a call to every craft –

“Come and Visit!”

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#fowc #renovate

Oldhouse – painting from stock photo by inky


When the owners left

the house looked

a little delapidated




Old paint on the walls

hardly a picasso

showed what needed

changing for the better



Electricals changed

Gas men took a visit

while new paint hit

freshly sugar – soaped



No Carpet – but Rugs

on Laminated wood floors

lighting to brighten

the mood of the place and show off

the spectrum of colour


What’s for Tea ? the little lad asks

as pots boil on the brand new cooker

while his brother draws pictures

sitting by the sofa

watching Saturday Afternoon cartoons