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Animals Art Poetry

Furry

Salford 1st July 2020

#writeclub #monsters #poetry #kidspoetry

as part of my write club challenges, i wrote a piece about a “Monster” with claws and teeth and horns – more like a caterpillar with 100 Feet!

(Anyone with kids remember a Lotsa-Lotsa-Leggs ? 🙂 )

Caterpillar – doodle of a toy by inky.

I know , you know its not halloween

but i’ve got to tell you about this thing i’ve seen

snaking round Salford’s streets

with over a hundred colourful feet

A fluffy centipede , orange fur, purple hair

grown ups walking past they stare

at multi coloured spikes on his back

they move on quickly – in case of attack

If they had thought – they’d would have seen

those spikes were just fur

he want’s something to munch on

to sleep and to purr

And who does he bump into ? – our neighbours cat

who gives him some room in the upstairs flat…

so before going to bed, he eats leaves and shoots

resting on a mat, his hundred or so boots

And during the dusk, you’ll see them both play

with a ball made of wool – in a particular way

playing under the moon and having some fun

and enjoying a nap – when the day has begun

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Insects

Inchworm

Salford, Saturday 28th March 2020

For one saturday only – a reblog…..I would have taken the Nikon out to see if i could spot the odd one of these mooching round the city parks flowers but with the global bug lockdown….i’m sharing this one from last year.

#coloryourworld #cyw #inchworm

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In time – you’ll become a wonderful thing

Noted for the wonderful patterns on your wing

Caterpillar family – small you may be

Hoping to sleep in the best of the tree

When you are little – you cannot be seen

Out eating the leaves of the trees whilst you’re green

Remaining on trees till you start to take flight

Making small kids smile from morning through night

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Garden Insects Poetry

Adventures in the garden

#Promptuarium #HugeCreatures

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we went looking for bugs in the garden

each of us using a magnifier,

every kind of insect was spotted

varying from a caterpillar to a spotty ladybird

in fact many were interested in our

looking glass – 7 weevils in a line looked like monsters!

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Animals Colours Nature Poetry

Inchworm

#coloryourworld #cyw #inchworm

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In time – you’ll become a wonderful thing

Noted for the wonderful patterns on your wing

Caterpillar family – small you may be

Hoping to sleep in the best of the tree

When you are little – you cannot be seen

Out eating the leaves of the trees whilst you’re green

Remaining on trees till you start to take flight

Making small kids smile from morning through night

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Colours Nature Poetry

Butterfly

Salford, 28th July 2016

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Butterfly

by Brian F Kirkham

 

Born from a tiny little egg

the caterpillar emerges

eating every leaf of green

it moves each every single leg

as it eats and growth it surges

till one day it hides away – to return with wings

it hides away unseen

and then the moment it breaks out – and its colour sings

 

 

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Butterfly engraving – work in progress (c) Brian f kirkham 2016