Radikal

#CYW #RadicalRed

You could call the mural – sensational

most definately original

a throwback to the days of Orwell and the Wigan Pier

Modern day politicos and trendsetters

Painted on a canalside wall

More Lenin than Liverpool

and while the decorators decide what to do with it

the artist has achieved his aims

people are talking – over a splash of red

Purple Mountain

#CYW #Killarney #PurpleMountainMajesty

Purple Mountains, Killarney

Perhaps the imps were out last night

up where the slate rocks lie

reactions to the sun falling on the hills

people are pleased with what they see on the eye

lilacs , lavenders and amethyst shades – all those and much more

everyone visiting loves the scene – so off they do explore

Interruption

#Television #Technology #Nature #Birds #Art #octpowrimo

Digital Telly was never supposed to be like this

with the computer looking after the signal

it was supposed to be clearer and sharper

with up to the minute relayed information

on your big screen TV

They never saw your aerial being used as a perching post…..

Utilize / Utilise

#Fowc #Utilize #Utilise

Condiments, Watercolour in painter by inky

Sat in the hotel dining room

waiting for his bacon and eggs to be dished up

he works on an impromptu masterpiece

his models not as picky as usual

but they’re the stars of this pre-breakfast show

while the main act is getting ready

Turtle

#Octpowrimo #Memories #Holiday #Turtle #turkey

Soapstone turtle from oludeniz, turkey

Travelling from quite a fair distance

Up on my bedside cupboard, lives a soap stone turtle

Regaled in fancy patterns, carved by the artisan

Turns heads with newcomers who haven’t seen him

Likes to hang about with others of his kind

Except – while he is Black and White – his pal is in colour

Stacking

Stacked Stones – or Dwarvish Artworks ? (Image SC Vincent)

Up above the basalt hills

some creatures they were playing

they thought they’d be safe up high in the clouds

so they just carried on wi their stacking

Little flat and greyish rocks

stood on top of each other

one mountain dwarf enjoyed the fun

so he called on his brother

And together – they made something – oh so high

and other dwarves – round th’ hills – said they wanted to try

so they all joined in under cover of the cloud

and built something the village of dwarves were all proud

and to save the towers of which they had built

they left walkers message – down in the silt

“Artwork by mountain folk – please do enjoy”

“be careful around them – and do not destroy”

Round in Circles

#Circles #roundabout #Salford #Fowc

Roundabout, Pendleton, Salford – Image : BF Kirkham

Heading off on a journey ?

enjoy the trip

a ride you haven’t enjoyed since you were young

driving round and round

in a vain attempt to find the right road out

noted you thought you knew the right direction –

going to be dizzy when you finally find the right exit