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Greece Holidays

Forward planning

#Holidays

Christmas and new year are formally over

and winters gone to town

its made me think of warm places

where the sand is soft and brown

and the sea is brilliant aqua blue

and the waters are clear as can be

while little fish nibble away at your feet

for something for their tea

I’m sure it wont be for a while yet

as we’ve not yet escaped from this bug

but i’m hoping my nephews will join us

and give us all a hug

while we play in the warmth of the water

and eat in a taverna or two

or take in some local amusement

or even visit a zoo

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Food Greece Holidays Poetry

Kleftiko

It takes time to cook as

King of the greek menu

lounging around in slow bath of tomatoes, onions and potatoes

enveloping the smells and tastes of lemon

fresh feta cheese and oregano

traditionally made this way for years

its slow cooked to let the meat

fall off the bone, and infuse in all those lovely flavours

of course, being Lamb – it serves more than one – be happy to share

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Colours Eating Food Garden Greece

Olive Green

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Olives : Created from Bing Stockart by Inky.

Out in the summer sun

Living it up on Grecian shores

It’s like you were made, for the mezze

Vine Leaves and Feta Cheese

Even the tomatoes seem juicier when you’re around

Gem of a fruit of the vine

Roasted lamb seems to like you

Even served as a stuffing

Enjoyed more now – in jars and in pastes but

Never forget – how tasty you are off the vine

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Greece Holidays Poetry

Ascending II

Manchester (Via Rhodes) , 5th November 2018

As the fire took hold of the wood

I watched magical trails rise high in the air

Releasing colourful patterns in the sky

Rhodes ancient buildings painted

Over by Beautiful light

Created by Ignition – rising over walls and

Keep of the old city , bringing smiles to

Excited children and adults alike

Taking vacations on the island

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Acrostic Beach Birds Greece Holidays Life

Peculiar

Peculiar

A reflection.

 

Sat a cafe bar on a greek island, enjoying fish and chips

taking in the breeze off the azure blue sea and

observing the comings and goings of the day – when

reactions are heightened by two feathered locals

kept company down the marble path by their owner

 

! i’d tell you what they were – but i reckon you would guess!

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Animals Food Greece Holidays Insects

Honeycomb I

18th May 2017

A San-San poem – Origins rooted on the Greek Island of Crete

 

Honeybee.jpg

On holiday by a grecian water

I saw a flying insect having some tea

it flew for the pollen from flower to flower

occasionally passing a grecian sun or daughter

it was happy to pass through the flowers this bee

till it was time to head for home

where it spend a passing hour

away from the sun making honeycomb.

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Beach Greece Holidays Summer Travel

Frying

Fry

Out in the Grecian sun

whilst sausages are cooking in the chefs pan

turning brown from pink

the restaurants recipients

are lying on sun loungers

or sat on coral sand beach

worshipping Ra above

in a vain attempt

to mimic their luncheon.

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Acrostic Beach Colours Greece Seaside

Mauvellous

#Coloryourworld #Cyw #Mauvellous

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Magnificient

All the girls on the Cretan sands go to great lengths to highlight their beauty

Understandably, its what grabs the boys attention

Veering an eye towards the girls on the sands

Everyone recognises a precious gem on the beach

Long flowing locks and Lashes to attract the most shortsighted beefcake on the

Line of white sands

opposite the cerulean blue sea

unusually – she’s sat – mopping up the rays on her own – but soon

she’ll be sipping cocktails with her new beau by the bar

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Exhibit Exhibits Exploration Greece Heritage Historical History Monuments Museum Museums Poetry

Unfinished

Unfinished

During the sackings of Rome and Greece

The builders fled the construction site

Leaving the temple and markets to birds

As angry protesters had their words

The wreckage that built up was left in the sand

till one day a man from museum had plans

to recover the buildings located by sea

and learn of the heritage of the site for free

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Dreams Greece Poetry Sports

Flame of Hope

 

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Every four years, the torch guides the way

for sportsmen and women to come out and play

joining up countries, some new and some old

whos athletes are aiming for medals of gold

 

Created in Athens, the Olympian way

the Ancients in Athens, called out to say

we’ll meet you in Rio … now go tell them all

and out went the runners receiving the call

 

Flame passed between runners, across the sea

a symbol of hope for you and for me

passing through countries far and wide

spreading the nations Olympic pride

 

Through London and Paris in Olympic Squares

celebrations of the flame take place here and there

Passed along Spritely by the old and the new

As excitement builds … expectations do too

 

So, come on and watch, as the sun shines ahead

and cheer on the athletes who’s ambitions are fed

by support of the nations, supporting their team

Welcoming heroes …. fulfilling their dream