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Chocolate Cooking Drink Seasons Winter

Instant

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It’s just the thing on a winters morning

Noted for the quickness in its preparation

Some aficionados might complain its not “The real thing”

Though if you checked the ingredients

And looked – Milk, Sugar, Cocoa – its all there

Noses attracted by the Chocolatey waft

That travels through the house from the Kitchen

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Acrostic Colours Life Poetry Seasons Summer Sunset

Moondance

#wdys

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Making the most of that precious

opportunity, when in the field

out of the last rays of sun, just before

nightfall – Luna makes an appearance

down below her – the children skip and jig

and above them – feathered friends flap excited as

night begins to fall

children will be called in as shades of red turn dark blue, so

enjoy the time in the long grass, they will

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Animals Birds Poetry Seasons Weather

Final Manoevres

#TMP #Manoevres #Wildlife

The bulb in the thermometer

played a little trick

on those flying and scampering

over the gardens outside

By now they’d be hid in the nesting

or heading to warm places away

but till weather is a little bit colder

around the green grass they will stay

Too warm to just be nesting

but too cold to be hanging around

so they’re divebombing on the birdfeeders

while mice and squirrels are over the ground

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Birds Seasons Weather

Unseen

#writeclub #winter

The crows sat atop the garden trees

looking for their friends

They’d hopped onto a thermal wind

headed for lands end

the pigeons were still sat about

on a gable end

but the other birds were hidden

on a greenish bend

for while the trees were caked with snow

and the winter wind did blow

the birds at home stayed in their nest

away from the most unwelcome guest

Problem is the guest – you could not see

and turned up unexpectedly

with his chums rain, sleet and snow

popping up to say “Hello!”

and while the guest blew up the snow

amounts of white stuff it did grow

so deep in the evergreen the birds all flew

while winter turned trees into an igloo.

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Food Seasons

Freezing

#writeclub #freezing

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If you think you’re feeling cold today

count yourself lucky

you could be a bird

hanging about in the winter time

tending to its clutch of eggs

while cold winds from the north

blow through the trees

that said, you could be a fish

down in the water of the darkest sea

the ice might be on the surface

cold and bright white

but its perishing below

you could be a vegetable

freshly picked today

and put in a bag with others

before you can get away

then stored in a great big chiller

with the door closed behind you with ease

its a hardlife, living as it does

as a garden pea.

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Cooking Food Seasons

Chicken Soup

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#octpowrimo #soup #chicken

Its been cooking on the hob for a while now

blue gas flames keeping the cooking going

while the flavours mingle and merge

the star of the show has been bathing in a warm bath

while her co-stars have been cooking in the broth

carrots and onions, parsnip and turnip

together with the occasional green

regional variations see peppers and tomatoes

and perhaps the addition of garlic

(just don’t tell the seniors – that ain’t “northern”)

pearl barley or noodles give it bulk

served up in a bowl with warm crusty bread

a definite antidote to the retreating mercury

and the weather outside

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Acrostic Nature Outdoors Parks Seasons

Emerging

#Writephoto #Emerging

Everybody – keep calm

may as it seen – it looks like a giant coming through the wall

every forester knows who it is – its Pan!

reviving the trees and preparing them for autumn

green grasses being pushed up by his fingers

it might come as a shock – but hes a busy guy this time of year

note how the seeds are opening up and falling to

ground ? Thats all down to him

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Autumn Outdoors Poetry Seasons

Autumnal

#seasons #colours #change

Don’t be fooled by the mercury

the leaves on the trees have been

yelling it for a while now

Autumns on its way

the spring blossoms have

been carried away by the winds

as the colours of the leaves

signalled green to red

end of the summer fun?

mother nature says “Not quite yet”

thermometer mercury – high

coming from the west

a cooling breeze – ready

to whip up the fallen leaves

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Colours Holidays Memories Nature Sea Seaside Seasons

Turquoise Blue

It’s that certain colour, that reminds you of your holidays

The colour of the sea at the certain time of day

up in the sky, when right foot dipped its toes to see if it was

ready to take a dip in the water, or

quench your thirst with a cool drink by the sands

under the water – the smallest of fishes circle your toes to say hello

out ahead – there’s great shoals – but this small shoals

intrigued by the sight of your feet

so you follow them into the warm blue green

enjoying watching them nibble at your feet – it tickles!

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Poetry Seasons

Oulipo

Summer feast by KM Neumann – Original poem can be found at poetrysoup.com

Secret rendezvous in the wooden tremeloes

dripping with soft morning diadem

Motifs giving rise to mounting desire

Oaths seeding ligntning and naked cadent

pining for confessors of passion and pleasure

nautilus knows best how to refuse souffle

in bedlam with soft underpass and cantilever

Basic instinct – foundations for growth

an Octane of lower class, patient and kind

drizzle for sherpa, peculiar and shelves

Sump stove surfing a shortcut return

bead hydrant full of mandacity and reformation