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Holidays Poetry Summer Weather

Journey’s end

#napowrimo #writeclub #holidays

A nod to Maire @ Writeclub for the prompt!

Photo by Tim Gouw on Pexels.com

we headed out to far off shores

looking for the sun

bags all packed, and hotel confirmed

we were off to have some fun

travelling past coastal seas

and taking in nearby hostelries

eating several cream teas

on our journey to the sun

Passing vast fields of green

much more than in a city seen

through a colourful rainbow arc

holiday feelings begin to spark

Crossing counties, weathers change

different types and different range

sunshine, wind, hail and rain

roadworks wishing we’d gone by train

But on arrival – what a treat!

sitting by a table at a sunny retreat

enjoying our view, by our place by the sea

and enjoying the taste – of a coastal cream tea

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Animals Toys

The day the toy store came to life

#Writeclub #Thedaythetoystorecametolife

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on Pexels.com

I

It was half day closing for toytown

the shopkeepers birthday was here

the shopkeeper turned over the “Open” Sign

and made his way home without fear

II

He closed the door behind him

and the bell on the door made a ring

not knowing what was going to happen

and the magic events it would bring

III

The teddies were first to wake up

and knew of the shopkeepers day

so with help of the toys in the toy shop

they made something in their special way

IV

The Animals made prints with potatoes

while the cars made prints with their grooves

and the cowboys and indians trotted about

making colourful things with their horses hooves

V

And not to be outdone by the big toys

the small toys and puppets helped with their thing

as they brought lots of circles and spirals

created with pipes and with springs

VI

so imagine, he returned in the morning

the shopkeeper saw this colourful sight

The banner proclaiming his birthday

made up by the toys in the night

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Poetry

Commute

#fowc #transport

We’re all trying to get somewhere

from point A to point B

Cupboards have to be filled

while young minds are filled

Putting your feet first

is the simplest option

but then pushing those pedals

might get you there faster

Its rare to see a horse in the city

but i think they’re hiding

miniature horses pushing

their owners down the road

and heading for a new town

a local thunderbolt

picking up passengers

on stops down the street

An electric rocket ?

snaking through the city

cleaner than his big brother

but shorter distance to travel

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Cities Outdoors People

ideal view

Photo Credit: Caters

#MLMM

From the top of the tower

he had an ideal view

of the comings and goings

down below

Looking down

he could see

all the cars and the buses

making their way through the big city

And as they moved

through the city

big as they were – the people

looked like tiny ants

And as he looked at them

A small group of ants

looked up at his viewpoint

where he was sitting

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Poetry

Bend

#Fowc #Bend

They played with the roman road

so the horses and carts

didn’t bump into the temples

shrines and colosseum

The long straight road

now looked a lot like

Cleopatra’s serpent

as it bent and turned and coiled

But with progress, came problems

for as the engine replaced horse

the nobles noticed in their new chariots

they couldn’t see what was round the bend

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Poetry

Desert Sand III

#Cyw #DesertSand

people did not know

where it travelled quickly from

coming in darkness

Mighty chariots

Once painted by the frost

Now covered in sand

Roadsweepers Smile at

Opportunity to build

Coins in the piggybank

While down on the shore

the dunes off the north coast

grew taller a bit

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Garden Nature

Desert Sand

#CYW #Desert #Sand

Drifting in over land and sea

enveloping everything it passes

sand from the sahara travels on the wind

easily passing over land and sea

resting on roofs, cars and even plants

the succulents smile – they’ve seen this before

Soil looking more like blackpool than old trafford

as grains land on the turfs and lawns

notable how the gardener greets it though –

drainage is improved by this helpful visitor

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Poetry

Rumble

#octpowrimo #pantoum

An attempt at the pantoum format, for octpowrimo

Monday, 28th October 2019

Who needs a wake up call

As the deliveries drive In

Lorries, cars, bikes … one and all

Dropping parcels with a grin

As deliveries drive in

You can hear the wheels a moving

dropping parcels with a grin

As people come out of their snoozing

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Cityscapes Life Poetry

Cacophony

Cacophony

It begins quietly enough

the sound of birds waking from their nests

and perching themselves on the sculpted columns of buildings

the sound sweetly moves past the windows

joined by a wail of a cat and a dog

arguing over the stray beefburger

dropped the night before

the rumble of tyres – joined by their horns

as products make way from a to b

kids on the march from home to school

noise from records in an aim to look cool

the birds fly away – soon to return

and you have to get up – as your ears start to burn

 

 

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Animals BASIC Photography

Back behind the Bridge

Location : BASIC Clicks Base, Portacabin, Brain & Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

Date : 14th July 2017

Camera : Sony DSC-H300 (No Tripod Required)

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Diving over a tree!

We’ve been playing with Objects and Backdrops today – and the toy cars!

Continuing on from last week we set up our shots on the stations before taking the shots with our camera

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Campervan on the beach

Using the clips from old magazines and the toy cars produced some really good shots and saved us the cost of location (Hee Hee!)

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Pointing out the birds!

I revisited this picture from the last session. Using the pencils as “Pointers”.  I hadn’t spotted this till after taking the pic, but I created a “Sunrise” effect by marking them out.

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Sat on a Polar Bear

As well as the lego men, Graham, one of the group brought in some railway model men

this allowed the group to be a bit more adventurous with our photos….

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Convoy 🙂
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Land of the Giant Polar Bears 🙂
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Off into the Wild blue Yonder

and here’s a couple when I got home 🙂 Created along the same principles – studio a bit more rustic than that of BASIC Clicks…but objects and subject matter stayed the same (Astronomy book provided a little colour!)

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Heading home from the moon
Riding across jupiter
Riding across Jupiter!

If you’ve got any favourites – feel free to let me know!