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Animals Character Holidays Memories

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

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Poetry

Lighthouse

Beacon beaming from the bright tower

provides guidance for the skipper of a trawler

as he pulls his catch towards the harbour

following the light

that skips along the water

created by the bright bulbt

hat turns around in the tower

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Poetry

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”

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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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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