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Poetry Water Weather

Rainy Day

#SocS #Day #Rain

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Rainy Days ?

They happen more than less at my home town

thing is people casually forget

the city and county i live in – has a number of rivers and canals

when the sun comes out this causes evaporation

and occasionally formation of the odd cloud or two

yes, they tend to drop when they’re not wanted

but the stuff that falls keep the wells and reservoirs full

and when the time is right, putting a pair of

bright red wellies on and splashing in the puddles

is great fun.

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Industrial Poetry Water

Crossing

#Bridge #Writephoto

Bridge (Image KLCaley)

They dug a channel

so the goods could get

to the shops quicker

It filled with water

Really Fast

as it was joined up to the sea

The locals weren’t happy

for they couldnt get to their chums

on the other side of the water

Boatmen acting like pirates

put off the bosses

building a ferry landing

so two towers either side

were built by canal men with pride

and the locals were not at all cross

as they had something they could walk across

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Festive Holidays Myths Sailing Water Waterside

Dragonboat

#napowrimo #chinesenewyear

They landed while everyone slept

Now floating majestically on

The banks of the canal

Awoken by the sound

Of a mighty drum

Cutting swiftly through water

In a race to the finish

Oars moving as one

As dragons race head to head

For the glory of the win

And water makes waves

As mighty dragons make way

On a path to the prize

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Arts Poetry

Radikal

#CYW #RadicalRed

You could call the mural – sensational

most definately original

a throwback to the days of Orwell and the Wigan Pier

Modern day politicos and trendsetters

Painted on a canalside wall

More Lenin than Liverpool

and while the decorators decide what to do with it

the artist has achieved his aims

people are talking – over a splash of red

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Birds Poetry

Another Mission

A re-write of an old poem by inky

They’re coming en – masse

to a patch of green grass

on a mission

Flying overhead and

Fishing around the quayside bins

for that half eaten sandwich

or open sardine tin

From Ramsdens to the Royal Oak

They rendezvous round

some right royal pickings

And as the Canada geese look on

the feathers skip and hop

between passing pedestrians

in their summer regalia

They don’t mind – if its breakfast or tea

and when chased by the geese – off they flee

heading for new greens – they’re on to a winner

something really tasty for dinner

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Photography Poetry

Wordless wednesday

“A picture paints a thousand words”

#wordlesswednesday

Waiting for the boat….Salford quays Art Trail

Photograph by Inky – Location : Salford Quays, Greater Manchester
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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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Poetry Water

Breakfast time

#poetry #salford #docks #geese #swans #ducks #breakfast

Ducks and Geese on Salford Quays
feathered friends on Salford Quays

What attracts our feathered friends

to the dock on a sunday morning

you would think they’d be happy

simply swimming over the surface

of the calm waters of the canal

Could it be the man from the council

Spreading sensational delights

on their favourite meeting spot ?

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Cityscapes Places Poetry Sports

Mad River Canoe

Salford, 1st October 2019

Mad River Canoe on Ontario Basin, Salford Quays

Persons three, go off

venturing the mad waters

of Salfords dockland

Paddles cut movements

through deep canal water

making large ripples

Safety in numbers

all wearing their lifejackets

should their boat capsize

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Animals Life Nature Photography

Challenge 30 – No22

“Move the Camera”

Looking One Way….


And then the other

Its funny how a couple of steps, or a turn of the body can change the view of what you are capturing.

I was stood by the pontoon of the watersports centre on Salford Quays, when the Canada Geese came up the centenary walkway for their elevenses.

In they came one after the other, heading for a grassy spot by the pontoon where a water bailiff had generously left some bird food across it. They all ate like royalty, and then waddled back down the walkway to the watersports centre, where they hopped in and out of the canal basins