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Poetry Water Weather

Rainy Day

#SocS #Day #Rain

Photo by Valera Evane on Pexels.com

Rainy Days ?

They happen more than less at my home town

thing is people casually forget

the city and county i live in – has a number of rivers and canals

when the sun comes out this causes evaporation

and occasionally formation of the odd cloud or two

yes, they tend to drop when they’re not wanted

but the stuff that falls keep the wells and reservoirs full

and when the time is right, putting a pair of

bright red wellies on and splashing in the puddles

is great fun.

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Acrostic Beach Poetry Water

Sponge

#fowc #sponge

I

Something found on the sea shore

perhaps lying lazily around the cockles, whelks and clams

on occasion, travelling by bobbing about the water

numbers of them can be spotted on the seaweed

getting their nutrients for the day from

each drop of seaweed they enjoy

II

Supping up the drops of soapy bathwater

propped up by perfumed foam

often sinking below the water line

navigating its way towards the plug hole

gets squeezed during bath time by

excitable kiddies

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Industrial Poetry Water

Crossing

#Bridge #Writephoto

Bridge (Image KLCaley)

They dug a channel

so the goods could get

to the shops quicker

It filled with water

Really Fast

as it was joined up to the sea

The locals weren’t happy

for they couldnt get to their chums

on the other side of the water

Boatmen acting like pirates

put off the bosses

building a ferry landing

so two towers either side

were built by canal men with pride

and the locals were not at all cross

as they had something they could walk across

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Animals Family Poetry Sea Water

Subsea

#writephoto #subsea

Fish and Crockpots Image c/o KL Caley

Down on the ocean bed

the things around make a wonderful home

while the kids are learning at school

mum and dad are servicing their little home

keeping it ship-shape while

looking after their baby eggs

sheltered from prying eyes

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Beach Sea Sports Water

Thunderous

#watersport #beach

The sound of thunder

tore through the morning skyline

with no cloud in sight

foam of early morn

whipped up before the breakfast

was cooked up and served

power junkies rip

across neptune’s blue waters

brewing up ocean

Caught on a riser

powerboat turned over

hear mermaids singing

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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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Heritage Historical Industrial Water

Stopped

#waterwheel #promptuarium

There was a time, where this mighty wheel

would turn the stones, that would crush the wheat

for the flour that made your morning bread

Today however, it’s taking a day off

for some clever person thought

chucking stones into a stream

was a good idea

and while the fish go another direction

along the river bank

the mill wheel sits there , waiting

waiting for the water to return

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Character Poetry Water

The Iceberg

#writeclub #challenge

Its floating in the sea

like an unseen Bazooka

Shadows casting over

bright blue water

Birds sing out to

their fishing friends below

Careful all –

Its squeaky bum time!

But out there in the cold

This mountain of ice wails –

I ONLY WANT A HUG

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Poetry Sport Sports Water Waterside

Red Canoe

Red Canoe Enters

The bay of the Canal side

ready for paddles

Red Canoe Enters

Cutting through watery depths

Creating White Waves

Red Canoe Enters

Gliding past the floating buoys

in shades of orange

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Nature Poetry Water

Oulipo – part deux

Salford 16th May 2020

Following on from yesterday’s oulipo here’s my go of an Oulipo based on Walter de la mare’s poem – Silver

Here’s my take :-

Slowly silently now the moose

walks the nightmare in his simian shoon

this way and that he peers and sees

Simian fry upon simian tremeloes

One by one the cashiers catch

his bearskins beneath the silvery thegn

Couched in his Kernel, like a logjam

with paybeds of simian sleeps the dogfish

From their shaky cotton the white britches peep

of downs in simian fed sleep

a heap mouthpiece goes scampering by

with simian claws and simian eye

and moveless fishmongers in watercolour dream

in simian reels in simian streams