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Poetry

Yarn

#Fowc #Yarn

Cat playing with Yarn : Image C/o Bing.

Salford, 2nd June 2020

You can make all kinds of garment from this

A Cardigan, a Hoodie, a Hat or a Scarf

Reaction to their creation – from the kids – a smile

Not forgetting the family cat who’s trying to catch the ball around the room

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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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Colours Photography Poetry

Orbit

#Photography #Colour

The Orb rested on its spot

as in a moment, the image came into view

Images forming – like magic

colours red , green, yellow and blue

captured in a moment

by the little glass ball

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Football

Final Whistle

#fowc #referee #sport #football #rules #ball

It’s a funny old game is Football
You walk for miles down roads and up stairs
to get to those golden ticketed chairs –
then as players take to the field
you wait for the referee to yield –
the man in the middle – you await his call
and for stars on the pitch to start kicking the ball.

Then as it does,
and ball travels back
a flag or a whistle stops the attack
and you lament the official – in yellow blue or black
But in his defence – he follows the rules
and his fellows know their stuff – they’re no fools
So when whistle is signalled and games underway
They’re there to ensure there’s a bit of fair play.

And when defender tackles striker,
and he goes in far too hard.
The Man in the middle gives warning
with a bright yellow coloured card.
And player knows better, to look out instead
as the last thing he wants to see is red!

And when the match is over,
He whistles out to all…
“The match time is now finished –
  That’s the last kick of the ball!”

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Acrostic Home Poetry

Fragile

Fragile

For years now, people have been

ranting over the amount of packaging an item is wrapped in.

a thing they need to consider is where it’s

going to. There’s a lot of movement in a delivery van, and

if the owners don’t want their precious vases turned into a jigsaw puzzle

lifting the cargo will take a little bit of t.l,c.

equally, it will remind the removals team not to use them as a rugby ball

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Monuments Music Photography Poetry

Lighting the dark

Luminescent

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Tuesday 10th April 2018

It glows

lighting up the darkness

for all who seek the light

colours brighten the morning sky

produced by insects that do fly

up the trees and plants around

feeding on nectar, without making a sound

to others they brighten a darkened day

but they’re happy to just fly around and play.

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Poetry Sport

Cricket

Sunday 6th August 2017

Salford Via Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester

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(a tale of a cricket match…by inky)

A summers day
a Pavilion tea
watching the locals
its 100 for 3

The bowler holds the ball
of cork in his hand
Field placement set –
his tactics all planned

And Batsman on Green
waits for ball to be bowled
part of this game
thats ages old

No test match stars here
there up the Manc Road
but crowd is excited
as action explodes

Bowler Takes run up
from village hall clock
Batsman Prepared
solid as a rock

Ball hits the ground,
and it bounces in the air
Batsman clips ball
to the boundary, square

And Wicketkeeper yells
as fielders in a fix
trying to stop the cork ball
scoring a six

But , Alas ball descends
to the boundary , flat
and the sound of the “Third Man”
who shouts out “OWZAT!!!”

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BASIC Music Photography

Special effects

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A Musical Piece (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

10th March 2017

Today at BASICs photography session, we’ve had a bit of a Musical theme, using objects we’ve used before together with some musical notation.

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Musical Notation (Closeup) (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

Sheets of Music were used by the group to create some wonderful imagery. everything from rings and chains to coloured backgrounds.

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Musical Heart (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

Some shots required close up photography or zoom, whilst others required angles or distance. Once again, I used my Bridge camera to create the shots , and we used overhead lighting to get the best of the effects.   I’m happy with the shots I took in the session

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Heart of the Music (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

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Ringing Musical Heart (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

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Maskerade (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

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Musical Reflections (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

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Musical Fortune (p)  Brian F Kirkham 2017