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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
Food Poetry Treats

Disaster!

Disastrous

Alfred decided he would try

to bake his mum and dad a pie

he made his base from floury dough

and garden for the filling he did go

but after sending the pie to the fire

young Alfred he began to perspire

so off to bed – for forty winks

he did go – now what do you think –

happened next to the pie ? Sat over flames

changed colour it did – well that was the aim

only fire turned pie from brown into black

and when Alfred returned

all he got back – was a burnt up mass – only good for the rooks

so looking for help he turned to the cooks

returning with apples and honey and flour

they whipped up a sponge (in less than an hour)

and Alfred he looked, and indeed he did watch

as another dessert – he didn’t want to botch

Categories
Cooking Food Fruit Poetry

Burnt Orange

#Coloryourworld #Cyw #BurntOrange

I’ve never got my head around this

from Lancashire to Yorkshire, from Spain to Greece

I’d sit in amusement

as master chefs who made the grade,

cooking food as a show,  Practicing their trade

toasting a poor citrus slice – within an inch of its life

(and occasionally catching the chef – causing strife)

presented with fish or meat with salad on wood –

it never really tasted how it should

the foodanistas would praise it constantly on the net

but do the same things at home – No – i’d bet

instead they post a falsehood on twitter

as burnt citrus isn’t tasty – it’s really quite bitter!

Categories
Acrostic Colours Nature Poetry

Burnt sienna

#Coloryourworld #Burntsienna #CYW

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Some would say,

It’s your magnetic iron that gives you your character

Earthy qualities you most definitely contain

Never understated – heated from your ore deep in the ground

Noted painters use you to create a picture of

Artisans pulling you from the ground