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Animals Character Museum Museums Photography

Rex

Rex – Silhouette

Salford (via Manchester Museum), 20th June 2020

King of the Dinosaurs!

woken up by the sound of a wide brush,

and now sitting proud in a grand hall

towering over us all

while human children look and read,

what he liked, for a feed.

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Acrostic Poetry

Talented

#Writeclub #Prompt #Object #Writing #Acrostic

The finely crafted fountain pen from France,

and his wood-turned friend from Ireland,

looked on in ultimate envy, for

even as they sat there, they could

never out-perform this mechanised workhorse

tripping out material from its masters mind

eventually, they’d be used – to sign a cheque or write a letter

destiny ? they only need look at their old chum the quill.

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monochrome Photography Poetry

Artoo goes exploring

#Imagination #Character

Salford 27th May 2020

Off on a wonder…..(Image by Inky)

I’m guessing he got bored of listening to the hum of my TV

I’d cleared up the workspace, and used my desk cleaner – in the shape

of Starwars favourite, R2-D2 to clean up Hex, the laptop i write this blog on.

I headed off downstairs for a spot of dinner – and guess where i found him when i returned…..?

Talking to his chum (my coinbox) on the other side of the room…..

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Character Drink Food Poetry Seasons

In the Fridge

#Napowrimo #Inthefridge

Salford. 8th April 2020

A tale of an ice cube in Summer, by Inky

An ice cube took a holiday

from the freezer he was in

took a trip to warmer times

enjoying with a grin

He sat on a place by some fruit

just by the processed meat

and began to drip on his saucer

staying together – a bit of a feat

Avoiding the butter and onions

he waited in his pool

dripping away in the fridge

while others thought it cool

but then oh what a great big show,

as into a jug he did go

joining the fruit and ice cubes in the pool

keeping the humans lovely and cool

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Poetry

Fiction

#fowc #fiction #character

Salford, 3rd April 2020

Take a germ of an idea

give it identity

a place to live

a routine, neighbours, friends

add other characters into the mix

allow actions to take place

interaction, work, sport and even – a social life

What happens next ? – that’s down to you

Your hand on the tiller of the ship of the character

Flight of Fancy ? Perhaps…..

That’s writing, that’s Fiction

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Acrostic

Profile

#Fowc #Profile

Drawing of a girl from stock profile at Pholab

Positioned looking east or west, you

Really only get a portion

of the person you’re looking at

filling in the details

is down, not to art or photography, but a

little thing , the old masters called conversation

expect the character you see develop from there

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Acrostic Character Nature Outdoors Parks Seasons

Mother Earth

fallen leaves on a Salford park bench captured by inky using a SAMSUNG Digimax 202

Announcing the arrival of autumn

under and around each branch of the trees

the keeper of the trees, mother earth has been busy

undertaking her role of changing the colours

making colourful patterns for people to look at

note, the noise that they make – mother earth has done that too!

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Character Poetry Toys

Back together again

The Hero of our tale! (with accompanying support from Inky)

It’s not easy being me….

I took a fall from a window

and went into flight

aided by the northwest wind

I went to pieces, without assistance

My head and legs went different places

I thought – “that’s it!” – and went to bits

as i thought i’d played my aces

But from the kerb and the grass

i saw a hand pass

and head and body did rise

(to my upmost surprise!)


I looked up at the lad,

as i went good from bad

and we headed back home

a new place to roam

So i sit on the shelf, thankful for health

with other model toys – oh joy of joys

enjoying my place – in my safety of space

and spending time as i can – a new lego man.

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Character Poetry

Inconspicuous

#Fowc #Inconspicuous

Salford, 12th August 2019

He was always there

that face in the crowd of a thousand

blink and you wouldn’t miss him

till one day – you looked

and you found , he’d gone

disappeared

and you wondered – why

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Poetry Schooldays

The Rebel

#Fowc #Rebel

Salford, 6th July 2019

the one everyone remembered at school

not breaking the rules, just bending them

wearing skirts just above regulation

and turning up just in time avoiding detention

her fellow classmates – adored her act

popularity in the school yard ? – an absolute fact

but the lad in the library – reading his books

was the one she was after – if only he looked.