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Colours

Maroon

#CYW #Maroon

Salford, 9th June 2020

Some say it’s the colour of conkers

after they’ve fallen out of shell

Some say it’s the colour of leather

it’s difficult to tell….

For while its not brown, its most definately not red

its more colour of the cows in the field that are fed

or their hides on the soles of the shoes in the street

covering ladies or gentlemen’s feet

Or perhaps the jacket, that strolls in to town

some shades of this colour – don’t suit a ball gown

the answer you see – to this definite riddle

the maroon colour – is somewhere in the middle

Categories
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

Categories
Animals Poetry

Furry Bear

#Cyw #Fuzzywuzzybrown

Sat by his cave , somewhere in the zoo

a relative of your old pal – winnie the pooh

climbing his branches , carefully placed

and giving his luncheon a bit of a taste

looks out at the crowd like it’s a TV

and then he goes off – in search of honey

Categories
Nature Parks Places

Lightness

#Octpowrimo #Lightness

Salford, 29th October 2019

As summer draws to a close

and green leaves turn to red

the leaves of the less evergreen

aided by wind rain and streams

float off in a dream, light as a feather

to their final resting spot

where they leave a mark of colour

on the paths around them

Categories
Nature Poetry

Copper

In response to Thursday Photo Prompt

The woodland’s changing colour

from lush juicy greens to rustic reds

and painting a picture with a message

on the woodland paths

with each colourful crunch – “Winter’s coming”

Categories
Colours Poetry

Burnt Sienna

Salford, 15th September

#CYW #BurntSienna

I recall a leather chair

the smell of it as I sat in it in the morning

it’s sound as I got my back into its folds

it squeaked – like a mouse looking for food

Looking out beyond the glass

in a warm seat

looking out for snowmen

beyond the garden fence

Sitting there quietly

watching the snowflakes

fall to the ground

whilst warming my hands on a hot mug

Categories
Acrostic Colours Poetry

Muddy Footprints

#CYW #Brown #Wet #Mud #Footprints #Camping

Footprints on wet mud

Camping out in the wilds, has its disadvantages

As the weather can be particularly nasty

Making your way across the field to the washroom as

Persistant little raindrops land on your head

If you gave it some thought – you would have moved the tent

Now everyone will know who disturbed their sleep – as you’re

Going to leave a trail – right up to your tent!

Categories
Acrostic Colours Nature

Brown

#CYW #Brown #Birds #Wildlife #Salford

Brown Feathered Canada Geese

Bringing an aire of nature to the painters palette

Red mixes with yellow and that colour goes darker as

Orange meets black and blue

Wild Animals have this colour in their fur , feathers and quills

Notably the geese who fly across town

Hope you liked this short acrostic for #CYW – Here’s another link to a poem with a brown theme – https://inkdrops.blog/2019/09/08/chocolate-4

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Acrostic Animals Poetry

Beaver

#Coloryourworld #Cyw #Beaver

beaver eating lunch
lunchbreak! , image created by inky from stock image : funnybeaverimages

Behind that pile of logs

Expect to find

A master dam builder

Versatile in river control

Examining each branch, log and twig, before laying them over the

River Bank, to create his construction

Categories
Food Fruit

Toast

Salford , 25th April 2019

Triangular wonder

cooked by the heat of a thousand suns

in a silver toaster

warming and turning

soft white (or maybe brown) bread

golden and toasty

Yellow butter melts

as it lands on the surface

sinking slowly at the sound of the pop

of a jar opening and the imminent arrival

of the strawberry jam.