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Acrostic Birds Garden Poetry

Robin

#Robin #EuropeanRobin #Redbreast #Bird

Salford, 30th May 2020

European Robin : Image by Inky

Returning to the garden after a brief sojourn

our friend you find on christmas cards, was found resting on the fence

bringing a spot of additional colour to the trees in the garden

its possible, he was interested in the wildflower seeds

near the little spruce trees – but he raised a smile as he hopped about

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Beach Character Nature Poetry

Guardian

#writephoto #prompt

Watchers (Image by SC Vincent)

Family sit on the bank,

they’ve been doing this for years

keeping an eye out for their neighbours

providing cover from the atlantic wind

for the plants, and sometimes an animal or bird

and giving shade to the pretties in pink

their reward for this task

watching the breakers

coming in to the shore

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Birds Poetry

Herring Gull

Wednesday 15th April 2020

#Napowrimo #Bird #Gull #Salford

He’s sat on the tyres by the part of the dock, where

eager shoppers alight ferries and off do they flock

rotating and hopping around by the gate

revolving ideas of what he’d like on his plate

in dock number 5 he waves wings about

noting the waters that he’ll soon make spout

going after the fish – that come out for some bait

! the ones by the air vent, hopping round by the gate

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Animals Insects Poetry

Ode to a fly

#Napowrimo #fly #insect

A fly flew round the mulberry bush

the fly himself got bored

he headed for an open window

and through the air he soared

his little wings a flying

he stopped upon something sweet

he landed on the bowl they were in

and decided to enjoy a treat

but then who should come wondering,

as he came out of the cage

with feathers red blue and green

landing by little flies stage

and the bird had our small friend for dinner

as on the orange he munched

so now say goodbye, to our small friend , the fly

who the birdie has just had for lunch

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Music

Bird on a wire

#SocS #Wire

Battery operated radio ?

if you have one of these – expect interruptions

right about now there’s a small feathered friend

doing the fandango up and down on the receiver of the signal

outside and if you

notice a crackle or two – its down to that.

Analogue radio seems to pick up the dancing

Waltzing up and down the aerial

if you listen very carefully – you’ll hear the birds

reacting wildly – so

expect to hear a cheep or two through your headphones

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Animals Birds Colours

Canary

#CYW #Coloryourworld #Canaryyellow #Canary #Yellow

A piece for tourmalines Color your world challenge

Could it be said, this bird is

as bright as the morning sun ?

noted for its bright yellow plumage

and as chirpy in the afternoon as he is in the morning

rise and shine folks, the morning is here! the little

yellow bird sings out.

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Acrostic Poetry

In other words – Peanut Butter II

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Photo credit: Mabel Amber, still incognito… from Pixabay.

Scraping the content from around the brim

While the jar of delight moves in the breeze

It’s manna from heaven for this master of flight

Now clinging on the chains in happiness as the

Green bird gets his fill in the garden

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Art Poetry

Set Free

#MLMM #Photochallenge

She found the bird hobbling along the beach

and looked after it like her own

but like every child

it grew restless – to spread its wings

and go its own way

so they took a trip back to the shore

where the bird could take flight once more

and while the bird felt the joy of release

the girl felt an aura of peace

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Animals Poetry

Corpse

The deceased lay prone

Where it sent a message from beyond the skirting board

Everyone was surprised to find feathers,

Expecting to see a more furry resident in the gap

The only question…how did it get there?

In the corner, el gato sat innocent

Not saying a word, the

Goldfish kept a nervous silence

#fowc #corpse #inkdropk

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Animals Birds Breakfast Character Poetry

Seagulls Lament

#Promptuarium

ow

I suppose you thought that was funny ?

here I am sat by the bins

enjoying what could be my only meal for miles

and you decide to disturb my breakfast

Innocently enjoying the fish in the box

then over my foot comes this big heavy rock

expecting me to just fly away

I was too busy eating – no time to play

If I were human – I might have had words

but thing is being feathered – I’m only a bird

you wouldn’t want my beak coming round you to peck

so why use a big stone – I could have broke my neck!

I should count myself lucky – it wasn’t from a gun….

but disturbing my breakfast – wasn’t much fun

so i’ll return the favour – when you come back from the shop

expect something to land – coming down with a plop!