#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
#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!
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!
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
#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
#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?
#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
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.
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
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.
Ordsall Park, Salford in Monochrome (Image: Brian F Kirkham)
A rainbow of colour bled dry
leaving more than fifty shades of grey
Night and day coming together
replacing colour with something a bit more definite