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Poetry

Heavy Knight

heavy knight

A piece of poetry written by me – inspired by the photograph


The punk princess
Sat in the garden shed
Having had her shining knight
Drop her at the castle door
The portcullis closed
Night spent with sentry

also on http://www.allpoetry.com/inkdropK

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Autumn Seasons Time Weather

GMT (V.2)

Clocksatickin
The Clock is Ticking…

The summer is leaving, along with the tide

Wind changes course, as autumn arrives

Nights they seem Darker, as cold days draw near

The Moon, It shines brighter

as Midnight skies clear

The trees change their cover

as time changes course

and Mother nature paints leaves

red, brown and orange at source

as colours change scenery – and winter awaits

forest creatures prepare to hibernate

Autumn’s upon us – time has moved on

Winter is waiting – the Summer has gone

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Beach Holidays Photography Places Poetry

Sandcastles

Whilst out in Turkey, when I had the opportunity…I built a sandcastle or two…Now you might think I was being infantile – and that would be your free choice, but when all you have is the sand and the sea (and perhaps the odd turtle for company) there’s v. little you can do other than get your hands in the sand and build something.

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In honour of all those structures that fell to the waters of Oledeniz and Fetyihe I thought i’d pull out a favourite poem of mine Written by me on a similar shore

Basic sandcastles

Sandcastles

By Brian F Kirkham

They stand tall against the tide

lined up, like a wall.

Crafted and built up on the beach,

about a foot tall.

Solid in Structure, and easy to make,

They stand tall and proud – not one of them breaks.

Until the time comes, and Sea reaches shore

and these Titans of Sand, crumble once and then more

as they keep taking water – they tumble to the sea

so its time to head home now and have fish for our tea!

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books News Poetry writing

The Great British Write Off

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A selection of works I’ve had work published in!

Apart from writing this blog, I also maintain a presence on the Poetry Site – Allpoetry.com and contribute work to contests run by Forward Poetry.

I’ve appeared in a number of publications printed out of these contests a selection is displayed above…In response to the mass appreciation to the Great British Bake Off on BBC TV – Writers were Invited to submit their entries to the Great British Write Off

You could write about anything – but pulling two threads together – I submitted my piece “Sandwiches” – It appeared on Page 8 of the final printed book.

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The first “Great British Write Off”

for those who haven’t read it (really ?)  here’s where you’ll find it.

http://allpoetry.com/poem/11242631–Sand-wiches-by-InkdropK

I’ve entered this years Great British Write Off , and took my inspiration from family holidays I used to take around the UK Coastline…and I’m pleased to report it too has been published…whether or not I win or not – i’ll find out in 2016.

but for those who cannot wait to read it 🙂 http://allpoetry.com/poem/11981181-Sunset-by-InkdropK

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Holidays Nature Travel

The Lagoon Beach

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THE DUCKS GO FOR A PADDLE

There were two beaches within the apartments reach at Oludeniz,  My favourite one was the one known as the Lagoon.  This was a stretch of Beach around a nearby cove which was owned by the various hoteliers.  The Sand was wonderfully soft and the water in the Lagoon so clear you could make out the shoals of fish running about in it.  A Key thing though – it was vast.  In places the hotels were using parts of it for watercraft.  What surprised me though was how the Local wildlife mingled quite happily with the sun worshippers.

Ducks , Swans and Bluebirds pottered their way around the sunloungers whilst the odd lizard played peek-a-boo from the tops of nearby trees…with me and my half-way aquaphobia – they put me at ease. And I even raised a smile when the big fishes circled round my cumbersome feet.  They gave me an Impetus to get back in the water…and enjoy it.

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Holidays Poetry

Peacocks

Perhaps my eyes were

Engaged on the tasty dish in front of me

At first, but my eyes were

Concentrated on all the

Overall colours

Collected in feathered fans around the fountain

Kreativity in Nature’s hands – Certainly!

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Holidays

Back from Holiday

Hi all.

Back in Blighty after two weeks in the Sun of “Suncity” – in Oludeniz in Turkey.  Plenty of time spent in the sun, taking in the sun and enjoying the Sea Breeze and the Heritage and the Food of the place.

Having not been to Oludeniz before, it was a bit new, as it involved a longer plane ride than usual and was a bit off the beaten track.  – but being close to the sea, and near to a national park – had it’s benefits.

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The Main beach near to the resort had a mix of lovely soft sand and rocky pebbles – it reminded me a little of the beaches I had been on as a kid – though they were much fresher !!!!
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Childhood History Photography Toys Victorian

The old toy shop

Radcliffes Toy shop Lark Hill Place Salford Art Gallery
Radcliffes Toy shop
Lark Hill Place
Salford Art Gallery

As you walk into Lark Hill Place,

and head over limestone and cobbled space

at the end of the street, something catches young eyes

in Radcliffe’s toyshop there on by

Stuffed toy animals, puzzles and blocks

Snakes and Ladders, and marbles from rocks.

Noah’s ark, animals – punch and judy too

Made for the kid who’s after summat new.

Whipping tops provide a young lad with a smile,

whilst saving his pocket money for a brief while

praying that Santa will deliver of course

a brand new and wonderful bright rocking horse

But for now he’ll play marbles wi’ kids on the street

and then after chores head to shop for a treat

then he’ll play with his animals on the step or in th’park

before heading for bed – just before dark.

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Birds Cityscapes Monuments Statues

Monumental Critic

Manchester 25th September 2015

Inky’s thoughts on what the winged residents of Manchester think of the statues great and good…..

 

Victoria sits, on her throne – aghast

as the winged horde give their all

on statues laid, that her people paid

of her best men standing tall.

And as Peel and Cobden stand there,

opposite the great civic hall,

winged terrors at best – are making a mess

disgusting the nobles one and all.

So, the fathers – from the hall’s called in an “Expert”

and winged reinforcements he’s brought.

But in rain – the birds laugh (as they have a good bath)

as they know they can’t all be caught.

And with workmen working twenty-four-seven,

and the birds of prey flying day and night

they’ll be working there – in the middle of the square

trying to keep surfaces bright.

But a last word – a thought – for the birdlife

of these statues – they’re really not keen.

as what is now public space – was to them quite ace

when their square was once lush long and green.

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Cycling History Transport

Penny Farthing

A Marvel of Invention –

the people look on proud.

A noble gent is making

his way through the crowd.

He’s sat on a seat – made of wood and of brass

awaiting peelers whistle – which lets him go past

Seeing his neighbours going on by

and passing pigeons off tiled roofs they fly.

Just then, rider moves and his bike starts to wobble,

so he looks briefly round for a stray or loose cobble.

But our hero must take care – or else he will fall

So he rides with his head high, body straight and tall.