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Poetry Animals

(Wild) Life

#SoCs #Animal #Sounds #Salford #Manchester

I

Friday night in the Manchester Air

the birds are out for the night

in certain spots where the birdseed flows

and the neon lights paint the town

Sometimes Red, Sometimes Blue

II

Cats are out, and on the prowl

kings of their own domain

out in their preened green jungle

playing with their catnip toys

Sounding out a evensong

before tucking in to impromptu lunch

III

Down by the deep

under the shade – sound of feathered bridge

canard and his friends enjoy their grub – discussing the days events

keeping close together

so they keep their little ones warm

IV

four paws return from patrol

result from the hunt ? minimal

no chance of a fishy surprise – so he lets out a wail

but whats this ? something meaty awaits

by the cat blanket

V

who’s this coming up the garden path

playing in the snow and rain

big paw prints heading for the door

tail in the air, big wet nose on the floor

grown up puppy asks – Hello ! Time for Tea ? I would agree

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Birds Poetry

Four Calling Birds

Salford, 28th December 2019

#Birds #2019 #Christmas

A couple of days into the Christmas season

I thought the birds had all gone somewhere sunny

I would have joined them (if I had the money)

but who should arrive on a Saturday morn

feathers all winded, ruffled and torn ???

Sat on the nest resting on the drain

covered by leaves , protected from the rain

snoozing away without any fear

happy to stay there – until next year!

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Birds

Flown Off (In Word Art)

Word Art Poetry by Inky.

The Geese looked up at the winter sky, as the sun it shone, and wondering where their feathered friends, had gone

As its the start of winter, at the toolshed (home of the inkwell)

A piece of artwork on seasonal migration….some of the birds have flown south

The ducks, geese and swans (as usual) have decided to stay by the canal basin

(Attracted no doubt by the free feed cast across the centenary walkway ! 🙂 )

Poem 2 of the word art project – If there’s a topic you would like me to cover – drop me a line on here THANKS!

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Birds Poetry

Magpie

two magpies on a nearby roof
two magpies on a nearby roof

Making moves on a Salford rooftop

a magpie greets another –

getting comfy on a television aerial

perched as they are , on the corner of the building

it’s blustery and cold – so as soon as they’ve met – they

exit for a more sheltered position – under the cornices of a nearby building

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Birds Poetry

On Guard

picture of a falcon
Falcon, a feathered Visitor at BASIC, (Image : Brian F Kirkham)

Salford Quays, 27th October 2019

They’re ravishing the street again

plundering pigeons like pirates

sat hovering above the people

as they look for picnics to plunder

But who’s this flash feathered hero

saving our sandwiches ?

the pigeons fly off to another perch

when they see the falcon flying

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Nature Poetry

Ode to the trees

#Octpowrimo #Huggingatree

They line the road, from bottom to top

watching the people and vehicles pass by

doing their work without a word

the birds rest on their branches as they’ll flop

to trees with lots of leaves they’ll fly

the shade cast on the greens of the grass around

enjoying the cool from the suns rays unheard

out of the sun – on the shadiest ground

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Poetry

Saturday Morning, 8am

Early Morning (Image by Brian F Kirkham)

A half opened eye toward the window

streaks of pastel cloud pepper the sky

local aviators practice their morning manoevres

before caged tigers are released into the wild

and rumbling wheels pass down the road

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Animals

In other words – Spy

Image by alexis parra from Pixabay

In response to the Photo prompt at patriciasplace.me

Leaping over the garden fence

Looking suspiciously towards the succulents

Lizard Looks out for treats

a Ladybird or beetle perchance

Looking at him – Resident Aviators.

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Poetry

Wayfaring

A tale from the pen of inky – developed from a prompt at Unbolt.me – Direct link HERE

Some might say

When they see them – they’re the

Air’s journeymen….

Lowering and

Lifting themselves

On their journey over land and

Water

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Birds Poetry

Topsy-turvy

A piece by inky in response to the in other words prompt

Upside down and Backwards

Photo credit: Garak01 from Pixabay.

Upside down and Backwards

You always wanted to be different

the other birds shook their heads at

Your topsy-turvy view of the world

but you always raised a smile

when the bottom of your seed tray appeared