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Animals Myths

Hiding

#promptuarium

They said there was something

horrible hiding in the forest

feathers of a crow

claws of an eagle

human face, legs and hands

Making noises around the trees

as she hopped from branch to branch

picking off fruit with glee

and enjoying them for tea

what they didn’t know

was the creature

was she was more frightened of them

than they were frightened of her

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Festive Holidays Myths Sailing Water Waterside

Dragonboat

#napowrimo #chinesenewyear

They landed while everyone slept

Now floating majestically on

The banks of the canal

Awoken by the sound

Of a mighty drum

Cutting swiftly through water

In a race to the finish

Oars moving as one

As dragons race head to head

For the glory of the win

And water makes waves

As mighty dragons make way

On a path to the prize

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Colours Myths

Chasing Rainbows

A response to photo challenge #319 at mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com

Photo by Raine Nectar at Pixels.com

Appearance of seven bright colours

Breaking through the skies leads to a

Chase through the streets by some in a

Desperate (or plain daft) attempt to grab

Elven, pixie or Leprechaun treasure

Fate decrees though, by the time the hunters

Get to their multi-coloured target , the treasure will

Have been moved…to another end of another rainbow.

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Colours Flowers Garden Myths Nature Poetry

Periwinkle

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#Coloryourworld #cyw #blues #periwinkle

Periwinkle – an acrostic by inkdrop for the coloryourworld challenge

 

Perhaps the most pastel of blues in the garden

every gardener worth his greenfingers knows you for your lavender flowers

reaching out to the morning light of the sun

if there was an apt description

when you’re seen waving in the garden air

it’s the sight of little blue fairies

navigating the gardener to your parent plant

keep looking! – they say, as

little children hunt around the garden border

expecting to see fairies dancing in the wind

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Art Myths Nature Poetry Sport Sports Tradition

Shamrock

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#coloryourworld #cyw #shamrock

Salford 23rd February 2017

 

Lucky 🍀 Irish green

You spread good fortune 🔮

To all who find you

Is it fortune or chance

That besets your finder

Only time will tell

As they scour the fields

On search for your four leaves

In time for the football match

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Acrostic Myths Sailing Tale

Treasure

Treasure

Taken from merchant ships, by

Rascals of the seven seas

Every pirate worth their salty sea legs

Admires the prize of jewels, silver and gold doubloons

Some keep their precious horde hidden

Under tropical sands , deserted shores – only

Revealed many moons later by a younger

Explorer, following the pirates charts and maps

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Acrostic Animals Myths

Griffin

Mythical

Mighty mystical creature of folklore old

Your reputation goes before you

Terrorising the neighbourhoods in days of yore

Head of an eagle, body of a lion

Invincible in flight – no knight could catch you,

Capturer of any treasure hunter wanting to get your gold

Altai mountain kings regard you as their guard

Looking after jewels brought up from the cavesgriffin

 

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Animals Dragons Myths Poetry

Dragon’s Fire

A tale of a Dragon, written by me for a contest in Allpoetry.com.

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See that crack down on the ground ?
Quick – retreat – and don’t make a sound!
For underneath your step and leap,
a dragon lies – he’s fast asleep.

A rumble of traffic overhead
as he lies sleeping in his bed
dreaming of days long ago
flying over mountains covered in snow

Chasing the longboats of Viking hordes
taking trophies of shields and swords
with rumble of lorries – sometimes he wakes
and creates what the scholars calls – an earth quake

so careful where you step,

on that crack in the tiles
the dragons fire’s dormant…

(at least for a while!)