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Acrostic Colours Life Poetry Seasons Summer Sunset

Moondance

#wdys

Image credit; LuizClas@ Pexels

Making the most of that precious

opportunity, when in the field

out of the last rays of sun, just before

nightfall – Luna makes an appearance

down below her – the children skip and jig

and above them – feathered friends flap excited as

night begins to fall

children will be called in as shades of red turn dark blue, so

enjoy the time in the long grass, they will

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Birds Seasons Weather

Unseen

#writeclub #winter

The crows sat atop the garden trees

looking for their friends

They’d hopped onto a thermal wind

headed for lands end

the pigeons were still sat about

on a gable end

but the other birds were hidden

on a greenish bend

for while the trees were caked with snow

and the winter wind did blow

the birds at home stayed in their nest

away from the most unwelcome guest

Problem is the guest – you could not see

and turned up unexpectedly

with his chums rain, sleet and snow

popping up to say “Hello!”

and while the guest blew up the snow

amounts of white stuff it did grow

so deep in the evergreen the birds all flew

while winter turned trees into an igloo.

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Weather Winter

waiting on the snow

#weather

There must be something

wrong with the thermometer

for the man at the met.office

is suggesting we all

wrap up snug and warm

in the next few days

His colleagues and pals

say “its too warm for snow”

but its hiding in the clouds

while the winds are a go

waiting for a mercury drop

when on the grasses and roofs it’ll stop

So while it’s in clouds

the wildlife will stay

having their fun and playing away

till the flakes of snow land on the ground

and they head for their nests and burrows around

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Industrial Life Nature

Noise

Salford, 9th November 2021

(response to a write club theme by inky)

What’s that noise ?

beyond the glass

up in the rooftops

its the birds that pass

surveying the autumn pickings

on the frost laden grass

What’s that noise?

beyond the bricks

the pipes are playing

at quarter to six

rolling water like streams

to keep us warm

the noise that it makes though

isn’t the norm.

Open the window

industry’s here!

rolling down the A road

without a fear

Following each other like a load of ham

ending on the tarmac in a big traffic jam

What’s that noise?

above my head

I’ve heard it since I rose

and got out of bed

chirping and cheeping – and always on time

A family of sparrows – its breakfast time

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Poetry

Darkness

#octpowrimo #darkness

Sun goes behind the skyscrapers

while the moon heads up in the sky

cats head out on a midnight feast

while owls begin to fly

mother birds tend to their chicks

while they all try to sleep

and dads head out to the garden lawn

for morsels they to creep

lightbulbs illuminate houses

and light travels down the street

as people wonder off to bed

awaiting the milkmans beat

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Cooking Food Fruit Garden Nature

A fruity San-San

#fruit #tree #pie #San-San

Growing against the stone tudor wall

hanging fruit ripens for the pie

coming from the tree but once a season

the fruit answers the cooks call

as over the garden young birds do fly

could this be why its baked with haste

there could be no other plausible reason

to deprive the feathered friends a taste

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Birds

In Flight

#Octpowrimo #Birds #Flight

Photo by Julia Kuzenkov on Pexels.com

The weathers confusing

the migrating birds

in flocks they meet –

to have a few words

You see by now they’d be heading

to some place thats warm

away from the cold

that would be the norm

but the weather has shifted

as well as the tide

making it harder for the

birds to decide

so they’re flitting tween dockside

and birdfeeder and roof

till they’ve spotted its cold

and head off – aloof

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Poetry

Forest Walk

#WDYS

Its early morning

It Might not be St. Tropez

but it’s got its advantages

holidaying in a forest setting

sunlight peeking through the trees

looking out for birds and squirrels

and all before returning to the comforts

of a log cabin – where little un will draw what she’s seen

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Poetry

Flight formation

They’re circling the rooftops

checking out the greenery

and creating shadows on the road surface

they’re on the search

for that spot in the city

where some generous friend

dropped bird seed and broken biscuits

for them to enjoy

so they’re swooping on each garden

and each patch of green

en masse

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Acrostic Birds Outdoors Parks Places Poetry

Gander

Geese on Salford Quays (Image by Inky)

Guard your picnic lunches

as here they come – in packs again

necks peering over bags, looking for

delicacies they can happily chomp on

expect a bit of trouble – as there will be a

ruckus tween feathered friends – over the prize