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Birds Outdoors Winter

Sunken

#winter #roads #water

With the arrival of winter

the tarmac on the road has retreated

and replaced by the snow and rain

the car drivers loss ? dodging potholes

are the sparrows and seagulls gain

for as its not as cold as previous ones

they’re dropping in from the roofs for a dip

before heading into nearby trees and shrubs

on an impromptu shopping trip

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Food Seasons

Freezing

#writeclub #freezing

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If you think you’re feeling cold today

count yourself lucky

you could be a bird

hanging about in the winter time

tending to its clutch of eggs

while cold winds from the north

blow through the trees

that said, you could be a fish

down in the water of the darkest sea

the ice might be on the surface

cold and bright white

but its perishing below

you could be a vegetable

freshly picked today

and put in a bag with others

before you can get away

then stored in a great big chiller

with the door closed behind you with ease

its a hardlife, living as it does

as a garden pea.

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Poetry

A thought on Flight

#Poetry #Flight #writeclub

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like a host of enthusiastic raindrops

passing the window with colour

like an apple and pear

racing to reach the grass below

like that fruit

falling into a copper pan and resting on a pie crust

like a host of travelling blossoms

moved along by the wind

like a worm dropping

from a newly owned nest

like a bird hopping off a roof

to catch that worm

like a suitcase on a travelator

on a brand new expedition

like a new adventure

under sunny skies, off across the sands

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Poetry

Hiding

#promptuarium #octpowrimo

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I often see Robins at this time of year, but this explains their disappearance into the trees in my garden!

Hello there, its me again

in the hunt for a big juicy worm in your garden

don’t think i’ll be leaving the tree branch just yet though

i’m avoiding your

next door neighbours cat – i’ve

got no appetite to be somebody else’s lunch

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Arts Poetry

Art in Glass

#Art #Stained Glass #Marble

Hummingbird (Marbled Stained Glass) by inky

The hot molten glass

found its way around each

leaden nook and cranny

not what you would call

your average coloured glass

tones mingled past lead

colours falling through

the cut panels of crystal

painting floor patterns

Movement by Sunshine

makes the bird in the wired glass

look as it takes off

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Garden Nature Poetry

The “Green” Bin

#CFFC #Pink

It’s hidden away

the muncher of the grass clippings

but easily spotted

if you know where to look

The Acer and the conifers smile

as the backyard waste control

engages with the garden ornaments

in a game of hide and seek

Garden Fairies Giggle

as his strawberry coloured hat

tells every bird and squirrel

exactly where he is

But One day – what’s this?

He seems to have disappeared

Wondering beyond the rock garden

That’s weird.

He’s been emptied out

by the big white van

to turn the clippings to biofuel

that’s the plan.

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Acrostic Birds

Perched

#napowrimo #acrostic

Positioned on the top of the neighbours roof

every day they

rest their talons on an aerial or tile

closely observing what the

humans have left for them

excitedly, they spot the bright yellow kernels

divebombing the position where they’ve been left

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Animals Birds Cities Poetry

Feathers in a flap

Napowrimo day 17

Falcon, bird of prey

Feast your eyes, while I tell you a tale

While we’ve all been indoors, the birds without fail

Have landed en-masse in the public squares

And landing on rooftops without a care

There once was an answer, keeping birds in check

But till he returns, theyve darned us to heck

Leaving a real mess out on the street

Leaving the cleaners a challenging feat

They say if he comes back, the pigeons will flee

But till then, they sit on rooftops with glee

So look up at the skies, as he returns with stealth

On a mission to improve the citizens health

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Birds Colours Garden Poetry

Robin

#poetry #birds #robin

Robin (colour pencil drawing by inky)

You can’t miss this happy chappie

perched as he is on the nearest bit of wood

with his reddish hues he’s clear to see

and yet very few get close

for he guards his spot twenty four-seven

hopping and landing on the green lawn

to grab an early worm

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Acrostic Birds Colours Garden Poetry

Scarlet

#cyw #scarlet #Reds

Sat perched outside in the garden, it was

Clear to most of the nested tenants – you were new

As with your bright red feathers – you

Really attracted attention, from felines and twitchers alike

Luckily for you, your new home is much like your old

Elevated and lofty, and out of

The reach of the most determined cat