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Poetry

Taking Five

#Relaxation #Elephant #Watering hole

Pampering after a long day in the

african sunshine

catching rainbows in their

homemade bubbles

younger members of the family

directing streams of water towards

either mum or dad

reaction – a rockabye in either trunk while in

muddier spots – hippo’s are happy in their holes

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Animals

Elephant

Each line of the elephant’s hide

like its mum and dad before it, has been well earned

each wrinkle in the trunk

positioned from moving fallen trees and

hosing down his brothers and sisters

at the jungle watering hole

now – when you catch his eye – he’ll observe you closely

that’s collected wisdom collected in every wrinkle and ripple

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Poetry

Song

#Socs #Song

It’s been really quiet recently.

Actors and musicians have been in their rooms

the theatres have closed because of a bug

no buskers on the street either

Something needed to be done

resident birds calling out in tune

celebrating the sunshine

telling the human beans indoors

it’s time to get up

Cats on a street pavement

Singing in chorus

On a street corner

Dogs howling at the moon

wailing a familiar tune

out in the midnight garden

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Animals Fun Humour Nature Poetry

Sunday Morning Short

Salford, 31st May 2020

#Pictureprompt #Polar #Igloo #Bears

(Image from Google)

(Tagline and Image Edit by Inky)

“Looks like we’re going shopping kids, there’s now’t in the fridge for tea!”

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Collecting

The bears move house

The new residents

As regular readers of my blog will know, I’ve been shifting things around to accommodate my new bits of aerial artwork, namely my quickbuild planes from airfix

They’re now all happily parked on the top of my bookshelves, so when little paws show up with my sister…they won’t get accidentally broken

However, this has meant the little Disney toys I picked up from the Disney store in Manchester have had to find a new spot to sit.

Pooh bear and chums, in their new home

They’re now sat on a lower bookshelf looking after the books, which they’re sat in front of. This means my nephews can pick them up and play with them as they want, without disturbing any of the squadron.

P51 Mustang chasing Messerschmitt

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Dreams Poetry

Drifting off

#Dreams #Writeclub

Salford, 30th April 2020

Drifting into a lovely dream

resting on a hundred or more feathers and a few more bouncy springs

in time i’m picking toffee apples off a nearby tree, and

four and twenty cartoon animals are joining me

to have the wonder of all picnics

in time – i’ll be going back to the run-of-the-mill routine

not until the alarm bell

goes off beyond the garden

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Animals Poetry

Takeover



Goats taking over llandudno (print by inky from original photo by A.Stuart)

Salford (Via Llandudno) , 31st March 2020

A tale of Goats in the welsh town of Llandudno, written by inky,

inspired by an ITV News article :

The Goats are taking over

and they’re heading into town

they’re happy to play, no-one to chase them away

for their shepherd’s gone to ground

The cars have abandoned the tarmac

so they’re running down the road

chomping on box wood and flowers

in their new abode

The goats are taking over

whilst the people are indoors

they’re coming down from the mountains

the pastures and the moors

The humans are all in their houses

so the goats have left hills for their tea

munching on grasses and heather around

as happy as can be on the ground

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Nature Poetry

The Grove

#Promptuarium #Hauntedgrove

Haunted forest ?

a likely story !

up till now – she’d believed the tales her brother told her

not realising ,

the creatures in their homes in the trees were

even more frightened of her – and in the

dark – it was just the forest creatures looking out

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Poetry

Ivory

#Fowc #Ivory

Elephant, Chester Zoo : Image captured and painted by the author

An acrostic in response to fandangos one word challenge by Inky.

It’s found in various jungles,

very few animals don’t have it

often found in the mouth you see

really the hunters shouldn’t go after it – they would

yell the trees down if the animals went after theirs

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Poetry

Reclaimed

Abandoned factory (Image:Michael Gaida at Pixabay.com)

#FFFC

The humans moved out of this place
They used to make things here
Things that moved
Things that travelled

A few returned,
leaving their mark
Adding a spot of colour
to desolate walls

Mother nature spotted
the empty space
and send out a message
via the western wind

Soon up in the girders,
feathered builders of craft,
making homes in foundations
in steels for and aft