Challenge 30 – No. 28

“Depth”

Down among the depths, taken at the Sea life centre, Old Trafford, Manchester


Deep down on the sea bed

Eager crustaceans

Play cat and mouse with

The fishermen up above them, and

Hoping they avoid the fishermans traps as they

Scurry along the sandy sea bed

Cold Water

Coldwater

My latest piece for Allpoetry.com

which I’ve decided to share with you all….enjoy

Fresh from a Lakeland reservoir
turned over by occasional waterfall
a polar bears delight
particularly in winter season

Hitting the receptacle crisply
it creates a bubble or two at the bottom
bringing out the flavour
of the drink it dilutes

Refreshment in Hot days
as well as cold
delivering fruitiness to the taste buds
like an bullet express train

Do you want it colder ?
then leave it in the fridge
or make it frosty instantly
with a couple of ice cubes

Seal

#OWPC

A response to the One word photo challenge : Seal

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Picture taken at the Aquamarine centre, Guia, Algarve

A resident Seal at the wildlife park

Stair rods

#stairrods #rain #weather #clouds

The heavens opened

Over the locals playing in the street

Raindrops coming down in

Rapid columns onto the ground

Each one falling quicker than the last

Navigating their way like a river

Towards the reservoirs via the drains and tunnels

Flowing

Liquid

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#OWPC

Salford 16th May 2018

Who needs evian ?

Coming live from the finest aquifers

rolling and travelling through rivers and streams

filtered through Mountains, Limestone and granite

and stored in great lakes and reservoirs

the purest and freshest water

and its coming direct to the tap

Rapids

Rapid

Rivers – no , Torrents of water

are hurtling down the mountainside

pooling in small craters, before

increasing in speed and heading

down the cliff face

swiftly down the waterfall

Raindrops (part ii)

Salford 2nd April 2018

rolling in from the irish sea

a thousand million raindrops fall from the heavens

in time, having made their way through the rivers and pipes , travelling

night and day, they’ll collect together and be

deposited into the local

reservoirs – where after a while – to be treated, they’ll travel

out via the city waterworks through

pipes cisterns and tanks and

someone somewhere, will enjoy fresh clean water

Driftwood

Salford, 3rd February 2018

Detritus floating en-masse down the ship canal

Readily aided by the boats and the water

Is floating aimlessly towards the basin gates

Full stop only happening upon hitting the booms where each stick gangs

Together forming a pretty pattern on the

Waters surface

Overjoyed geese, plunder the booty, piling

One large stick on top of another till a safe place for eggs has been built, whilst

Downstream, a boat with a foriegn name (and crane) is coming to pick up the leftovers

Static

Static

Stood for a moment in time

Totally still – you might call it “Frozen”

As the water flows around them

The the mighty rocks stand still

In the light of the morning sun

Could the passing aviators bring them to life ?  Hardly!