Fountains

Cityscapes

#Fountains #Life #Home #Travel #cityscapes #poetry

Manchester, 16th October 2019

I was in Manchester yesterday, on the hunt for a new pair of spectacles.

Walking through Piccadilly gardens, I noticed something to bring a smile to the grimmest of people….They’ve turned the water back on the fountains!!!!

Fountains, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester (Image : (P) Brian F Kirkham)

Flying high into the northern skies

Orchestrated jets of water…

Unprepared pedestrians to the Gardens

Now get wet as they cross

Though, the youngsters seem to enjoy

Ambling through the watery pavements, tiptoing

inbetween the jets of water

navigating towards the skies of the city centre as

spectrums of coloured lights pass through them

Family Photos

Acrostic

#Mum #Dad #Family

Captured in a moment of relative calm,

A happy occasion with four or five generations gathered round

Man of the moment sat slap bang in the centre, wondering what all the

Excitement is all about, too little to

Realise – he’s getting all the attention from the rest of the clan

As he’s the person they’ve all come to see!

Mother Earth

Acrostic, Character, Nature, Outdoors, Parks, Seasons
fallen leaves on a Salford park bench captured by inky using a SAMSUNG Digimax 202

Announcing the arrival of autumn

under and around each branch of the trees

the keeper of the trees, mother earth has been busy

undertaking her role of changing the colours

making colourful patterns for people to look at

note, the noise that they make – mother earth has done that too!

Silence

Schooldays

#Octpowrimo #Silence

Tuesday 15th October 2019

It’s quiet – maybe too quiet

A pin would definitely be the noisiest thing in the room :-

but there’s a reason for the silence

final preparations for those end of year papers

like the whole of the fifth year had joined a monastic order

even the ladies and gents are sat on separate desks

but beyond the silence ? Mayhem in the schoolyard

Penny Farthing

Poetry, Transport, Victorian

#poetry #victorian #transport #wheels

A penny farthing, Passing the lowry in Salford. Stock Photo by Alamy – Messed about a bit by Inky.

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 him to pass

And as I pass toy shop
the children all cheer!
As adults enter hostelry
picking up beer

And as I pass neighbours
on pavement nearby
Pigeons on Barbers roof
begin to fly

As the rider moves off
I begin to wobble
with my wheel catching corner
of raised shiny cobble

But my rider is careful
– or else he would fall
so he keeps his head high
and body straight and tall

Earthquake

Fossils, Poetry

#Earth #Earthquakes #gas #oil #water

In the rush for fossil oil and gas

people have been a bit of an ass

the drillers don’t mind what mess they make

or even the tremors the movements or quakes

they’re throwing their cash – to drill down the ground

in hope that a prize of riches can be found

whilst the chemicals get into the waterways

and gas jumps around into the pipes – and plays.

It gets into the water supply….

and you look at the drillers and wonder why?

The terrace at No3

History, Museums, Poetry

#Octpowrimo #Cobbledstreets #England #Northern #Salford #Lancashire

A piece of poetry by inky, based on the terraced house on Lark Hill Place. A restored Victorian Street in Salford’s Museum and art gallery.

Old building by cobbles,
Oak table , and chairs
Copper kettle boiling on the stove
near to the stairs



Fruit from the Grocers,
cutup and cored,
is ready for the pie bowl
in the oven its stored

Washboard, and Dolly Tub
in Backyard unhooked
ready for washing
that’s been overlooked

And when its been cleaned
and gleaming with pride
they’ll dry on a line
on pegs hanging outside

Cut up apples in a bowl

Sweep by the cobbles

some work is his goal

so he watches the chimney

as the food cooks on coals


And today, family living here
is having them a guest,
so they’ve laid out the cutlery
and porcelain that is best.

Victorian table, set for dinner with Plates for Soup, mains and pudding.

Ode to the trees

Nature, Poetry

#Octpowrimo #Huggingatree

They line the road, from bottom to top

watching the people and vehicles pass by

doing their work without a word

the birds rest on their branches as they’ll flop

to trees with lots of leaves they’ll fly

the shade cast on the greens of the grass around

enjoying the cool from the suns rays unheard

out of the sun – on the shadiest ground

Grand Final

Poetry, Sport, Sports

Old Trafford, Manchester 2019

St. Helens V Salford

or put it another way – flip it round

David vs Goliath – St. Helens are the league champions, Salford had to come through the playoffs – and its 1st versus 3rd – A marvel in itself given the pundits had written Salford off at the start of the season

However they made it through the Melee of the Super 8’s – and come through on top at the end, all that they face now is St Helens at Old Trafford.

A battle tween two ends of the M62.

I will be listening to the game on the steam powered wireless, but I reckon the Regulars of the AJ Bell are going to enjoy every minute.