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Life

Lockdown – an acrostic

#acrostic #lockdown

Magpies are having a field day

as the neighbourhood still sleeps

nipping on and off the rooftiles while

cats on the ground they creep

household activity – minimum

everyone’s taken to bed, for

somebody said there’s a lockdown, so

they’ve decided to rest their heads

even the stadiums are empty – no fans to follow the score

reality needs them return now – so the teams can hear them roar

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Animals Birds Nature

Nesting

#octpowrimo #nesting

You would think they’d disappeared

occasional feathered bird flying past the window

up in the eaves and the guttering

note a rustling in the evergreens

occasionally, the dad bird flies out to pick out

worms from the grass, he’s

kitting out the family

nest while mum looks after the nest

of course, he’ll look after the nest

while mum pops out to the birdbath

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Poetry

Sounds

#oct19 #octpowrimo

The alarm goes off ringing

its time to get up

a click of the kettle

a clink of a cup

The rumbling of wheels

travelling down the road

tooting their horns

past my abode

Silence for a while

as i’m sipping my tea

broken by tweets

from a bird or three

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Birds Colours Poetry

Pink flamingo

#cyw #pinkflamingo #octpowrimo

playing around with his feathers

Balanced on one leg

Waiting for that moment

When the keeper comes in

And throws another shovel

Of fresh Morecambe shrimp

Into the water

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Nature Poetry

Tokens

#Writephoto #Tokens

In a rock garden, secluded away from the weather

a hardened young magpie, is out to make things better

he’s building up a place, for his mate to lay eggs

or simply for somewhere to rest her legs

and with things he’s located about and around

he’s decorated the nest site and the surrounding ground

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Poetry

Change in the weather

Salford, 28th August 2020

The bird’s seem to have got the message

The mercury is in retreat

A nip in the air – you’re feeling

As you’re heading down the street

Clouds of grey are gathering

waiting for their time

to sprinkle their raindrops down on the ground

blocking out the sunshine

And while cold air for autumn

seems to be the norm

our feathered friends have headed off

someplace tropical and warm

Don’t Fret though – as soon as the sunshine burns

those feathered friends, who flew off will return

land with little uns – who will have grew

onto a patch of green grass nearby you

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Poetry

Quiet

Salford, 13th July 2020

It’s quiet tonight

as the sun headed past the horizon

i’d have expected to hear a pigeon or two

or perhaps a resident duck, goose or swan

but as a bug keeps all the humans indoors

there’s not a sound to be heard

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Animals Colours

Rainbow Zebra

RAINBOW ZEBRA – a piece by inky

You couldn’t call him Black or white

he’s far too bright for that

dashing about the serengeti

and confusing all the cats

see his different coloured stripes are such

they make the whole place smile

so the lionesses don’t grab him for lunch

they’ve left him free for a while

The hippos think he’s amazing

The gazelles think just the same

The birds think he’s a great big flower

and land regularly on his frame

The bears are all a smiling

and the little ones all make their way

to say hello to the fellow with the rainbow stripes

the one who’s made their day.

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Poetry

Song

#Socs #Song

It’s been really quiet recently.

Actors and musicians have been in their rooms

the theatres have closed because of a bug

no buskers on the street either

Something needed to be done

resident birds calling out in tune

celebrating the sunshine

telling the human beans indoors

it’s time to get up

Cats on a street pavement

Singing in chorus

On a street corner

Dogs howling at the moon

wailing a familiar tune

out in the midnight garden

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Acrostic Nature Poetry

Catching the wind

#writephoto #soar

Riding the storm (Image SC Vincent)

Swifter than their feathered brethren – they

welcome the signs of a changing breeze

it means they’ll be off with their cousins the swallows

for some warm air , seeds and sunshine, whilst

taking occasional naps under leafy sunshades

Some might say they float in the air

when these birds have their wings stretched out

imminent signs of departure – remote

for they’ll need to fill their bellies

to have the energy to fly towards the warm sun