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Poetry

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

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Learning Life

Practice

I

Building blocks of different shape and colour

Teach all sorts of useful skill

And its lots of fun when they fall over

II

They might call you a marvel of language

but you’ve got to engage with the locals

if you want to order your lunch

III

Your eye is the best judge

but don’t be disheartened

if that pear looks like a plum

add a peach to the fruitbowl instead

IV

Picking a subject

taking a shot

if you’re not happy with your shot

there’s always the delete button

or perhaps you could edit it at home ?

V

Yellow tennis ball

perfect thing for practicing

reflex actions

catching out in the field

(The red cork ball – saved for match day)

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Poetry

Outline

A draft of idea

getting what you want on paper

without going into any great detail

the first bone of a skeleton

that forms over time

will it end up on the gallery wall ?

time will tell

but the recepticle by your right hand side

is ready to receive it should you change your mind

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Acrostic Art Poetry

Iceberg

#Writeclub #Iceberg

Iceberg

In the watery depths – it waits
Cold hearted assassin
Engaging its prey
Boats don’t stand a chance…
Even when clad with mighty armour – They’re
Rounded up as they try to escape – and attacked,
Grounded – or Sunk

If wide eyed

Captains don’t open their

Eyes – the crew they work with will get a surprise

Being jostled by the giant of frozen ice

Engaging a giant ? the boat pays a price

Rocking the boat or bashing its hull

Gushing in seawater till the hull , it is full

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Places Poetry Romantic

Mystique

Manchester, 26th April 2020

Sat in the tranquil scene

of the gardens off

Piccadilly

really – it hadn’t registered before

engaging in conversation in

the college refectory

the year we first met – like

yesterday

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Acrostic Poetry

Hand-Made Gift

#Napowrimo #Gift

20th April 2020

stained glass window by Inky

A gift from the heart, that’s what it is

Really – the monetary value is – irrelevant

Time and care has gone into the creation

Specially made for you

Crafted colourfully and with great thought

Really great to look at, when its in front of the light

As the sun passes through each

Fixed piece of painted glass

Then casting up , down or straight ahead

Something the sun provides

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Abstract Nature Outdoors Poetry

Drastic Haircut

In order to save their bosses some cash

the boys in charge of pruning

on the posh side of the road

gave the walkways arbors

really serious hair cuts

people were amused (or aghast)

as the trees they walked past

cautiously walking over in their shoes, pumps or boots

raised bricks caused by lumps of the trees roots.

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Poetry

Memory

#writephoto #memory

The hunter sat by the stones

looking at his creation

hewn into the tallest rock

a reminder that the dinosaurs

don’t just own the earth

but the air and the sea too

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Art Poetry

Epiphany

#fowc #epiphany

25th February 2020

Call it the start of something brilliant

the moment you saw the beam of light

not blinding – but starting – something

and something you just had to get onto a page

lines shapes and scribbles in bright neon colors

cast onto watercolor paper like an old master

pastels sprays and coloured ink

combine to create something – unique

and the use of eggshell ? That’ll get them talking

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Poetry

Movie Title Challenge SOCS

#Socs #Overtheedge

It’s not easy being a marble

they may say you’re made of hard stuff

but you still have a glass heart

and with artistic colours running through you

you can be a sensitive soul

cobbled together with your mates

as each players dobber tries to smash you

out of the safety of the chalk circle drawn on the tarmac

and gravity can be your worst nightmare

as you balance and wobble

on the un even surface