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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

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Nature Poetry Water

Stillness

Salford 4th May

#stillness #writeclub

Calmness lives across the bay

No golden trams rumbling past

No ripples or young fish at play

No parties of football fans starting to mass

Somewhere beyond the water deep

The King of the Salmon is down in his keep

But with no other fisherman making them leap

He’s resting among greenery – fast asleep

The trees by the water – are eerily still

No wind to speak of – so they aren’t bending at will

The wildlife sit in the branches of trees

As the mercury rises by a couple of degrees

And strange as it is – the birds make no noise

Sat on their metal perch – with perfect poise

Watching the bubbles of the fish in the Deep

Watching the fish in their home – fast asleep

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Nature Poetry Water

Torrent

#writephoto #torrent

I.

The creator dropped his tool again

Turning the clouds a different shade of blue

The Angels sighed – and then

They cried – and their tears

Turned towards the earth below

II.

The raindrops raced to reach the ground

some landed on the ragged rocks

some landed on fragrant fruits

whilst others joined their pals

in a race down the river

III

Rapidly rolling raindrops

Rotating , turning and foaming in

Revolving and lifting formations

Ripping and carving curves through the

Riverbank

IV

Construction – halted

Crafty beavers, otters and water-rats alike

Carefully watch the waters move so

Creation of a new home or dam can

Commence

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Acrostic Poetry Water

Plug

Salford 20th August 2019

#fowc #acrostic #plug

Positioned in a strategic place

letting you keep the water in the bath or sink

until you pull its chain and let

gravity draw the water down the copper pipe its been covering

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Acrostic Water

Aquarium

Salford, 4th July 2019

Aquarium Watercolour by Inky

#Fowc #Aquarium #Fish

A picture of the underwater world

quorums of fish meet up in view of human eyes

under temperature controls

as schools of fish travel around

richly seeded beds of coloured gravel

in search of the fish food, hidden

under each pebble and on each sunken artifact

moving quickly past the glass

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Acrostic Water

Ripples – a poem

#Acrostic #Water

Waterdrop : Image by Inky.

Rising up from the surface

In a kind of domino fashion

Pattern of concentric circles appear

Perpetrated by a pebble

Landing on, and falling through the water

Expanding outwards till they meet another circle when

Small Splashes occur on the surface

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BASIC Photography Poetry Water

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