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Acrostic Places Poetry

Motion

#socs #poetry #motion

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the waves moved us on

destination isle of man

behind us north wales

sails blown here to there

waters waves breaking against the boat

while some dived down deck

crashing waters hazardous

getting wet ? least of worries

grateful for lighthouse

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Nature Poetry

Rapid

#Fowc #Rapid

Running quickly through two rocky cliffs

carving out minerals as they go

water foaming while turning and tumbling

while adventure seekers in their boat

get splashed about – as it hops

and jumps – over the white foam

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Acrostic Holidays Memories Places Pleasures Poetry

Out to sea

The Shipwreck cove (Navagio) : taken from a boat off Zakynthos coast

#Octpowrimo #Ocean #Sea

Sat on a boat in the Sunshine

enjoying the ocean blues

as the sealife swims alongside

Shoals of

excitable marine life

are following the line of the boat

Slicing through the waves

each passenger lifts up slightly

as the boat goes up a touch

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Poetry

Memories of a glass bottomed boat

Rhodes, 18th October 2018

Watched with intent

As Mediterranean blue

Mixed with Aegean aqua

Travelling over waves

As crabs met tentacles

Admiring the land lubbers

Shellfish communicate with conch

The shows about to start

As hermit crabs scuttle towards the bigger fish

In an instant they appear

Waving a fin or a tentacle

In the greenest of blues

Catch of the day

Passes along the hull

To say hello and goodbye

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Poetry

Beached

#promptuarium #Ontheshore

small hot fire burning

from the floating boat remains

captain toasting boat

Remains in a group

Under cover of a palm tree

Shelter above shade

Feasting like a royal

Tomorrow – commences hunt

fish on the menu

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Acrostic Animals Poetry Water

Driftwood

Salford, 3rd February 2018

Detritus floating en-masse down the ship canal

Readily aided by the boats and the water

Is floating aimlessly towards the basin gates

Full stop only happening upon hitting the booms where each stick gangs

Together forming a pretty pattern on the

Waters surface

Overjoyed geese, plunder the booty, piling

One large stick on top of another till a safe place for eggs has been built, whilst

Downstream, a boat with a foriegn name (and crane) is coming to pick up the leftovers

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Canalside Elements Nature Photography Places Transport Travel

Elemental

Elemental

Salford 17th September 2017

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They cut through the Earth, to create this canal.

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Development led to a series of Basins being dug, which filled with water coming from, not only the canal, but the skies too.


Goods for the foundations, foundries and factories found its way here
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Originally , the Wind carried ships down the canal – using their sails, but nowadays these boats are powered by fuel…and its not materials they carry, but people.

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Canalside Poetry

Unmoored

Unmoored

floating out of the marina

and into the bay

did a sleepwalking helmsman

hear “Anchors Aweigh”

Floating off silently

to seas far off shore

cries from crew heard far on the shore

“help us all!” they implore

For on its journey out to sea

stuck in mud crew found it be

only hoping for a ride

on the wave of a passing tide

And reflecting on a passing thought

the skipper who a hope he’s bought

a help or two from a passing tugboat

and fingers crossed – he stays afloat!

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Colours Navy World War I World War II

Navy Blue

 

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Navy ?

A Nautical colour

Very respected as the colour of the senior service

Yachts to Dreadnoughts – are adorned in it

 

North to South – Compass bearings

Are used to navigate

Vessels through dangerous waters –

Yomping through ice and hiding from the enemy

 

Naval Company Colours

Anchored off the shoreline are

Very Dark in Colour – when not in camouflage

Yet Revered by all who wear it.

 

Note, however though all men on ship wear the colour

An officer, wears slightly darker

Verifying his rank on the vessel

Year upon Year

 

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Acrostic

Shipwrecked

Some would say, the

Hull of this once mighty vessel was – blessed

It seems Impossible to think that now as it rusts in its

Place on the beach

Where did its cargo go ? it’s

Really hard to fathom

Everyone on the island was asked…

Could it be, they were all in on the disappearance ?

Kings Men , they ponder – but there’s not a clue in sight

Everyone remaining tight-lipped over the cargoes final

Destination