Penny Farthing

#poetry #victorian #transport #wheels Look at Me! on a Victorian street, a marvellous thing that’s hard to beat I rest by a wall where I stand up tall I can be seen by the noble the Blacksmith , and all My rider sits down on th’seat – wood and brass Awaiting a whistle Allowing himContinue reading “Penny Farthing”

Mind the Gap

#Fowc #Gap The warning signs tell you Mind the gap but to some it seems an elaborate trap for all those important seem to step over line the message isn’t for them to them – all is fine but you find yourself making an emergency call as one ignores the gap and one of themContinue reading “Mind the Gap”

Cats eyes

Salford, 9th April 2019 I never really got those markers in the road why they called them after the pupils of my favourite feline they followed each other from a to b leading motorists in the dark as their eyes lit up they reminded me of turtles out in a warmer sea encased in aContinue reading “Cats eyes”

Central

Salford 23rd August a tale of Manchester central, which I knew as G-Mex when I were young (sic) I It’s the place where mighty wheels rolled over lines of steel to take you north and south and east to wonderous places where stress released II Slap bang In the middle of town The rail networkContinue reading “Central”

Early Morning

Salford 23rd August 2018 Squeaky doors are better clarion calls than any alarm clock on the market   Slumbered silence broken by a cistern attracts you to the noise of the nearby main road   Luna’s departure allows Ra to announce “The morning is here! it’s time to get up”   And motorised monsters orContinue reading “Early Morning”

Dim

Dim In the dawn light of a winters morning its very hard to see why the important man with his very important briefcase should be stood at the platform getting covered in snow if he’d listened to the announcer – a bus arrived two minutes ago but he let it pass and like an assContinue reading “Dim”