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Poetry

Yarn

#Fowc #Yarn

Cat playing with Yarn : Image C/o Bing.

Salford, 2nd June 2020

You can make all kinds of garment from this

A Cardigan, a Hoodie, a Hat or a Scarf

Reaction to their creation – from the kids – a smile

Not forgetting the family cat who’s trying to catch the ball around the room

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Birds Poetry

Lovebirds

They say love is blind

but upon meeting in our garden

these two little birds

have set up house in a spruce by the lawn

and have had a little family

Jealous rivals

tried to evict

but the long wing

of avian justice

soon sent the magpies

packing

So the little bird family

have their worms and grubs for tea

and mum and dad give little ones

rudimentary lessons in

entering and exiting the new nest

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Family Life Poetry

Apply as needed

Salford, 2nd May 2020

#SoCs

(based on washing gel instructions, but relayed to an infant)

Apply to hand, sponge or flannel

and massage into skin

turn it into froth on your

flannel or sponge but

don’t squirt it in the air,

or aim it at the walls

although its a nice colour

it’ll ruin the grouting – and lord knows

what your mum and dad will think if you

squirt it up on to the ceiling…..

don’t use it as a squirt gun at your little brother

it’ll just land you in a whole heap of mess….

never mind the flood you’ll leave on the floor….

and don’t forget to wash it all off!!!!

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Beach Poetry Seaside Seasons

Sunset

Salford, 31st March 2020

A poem on the sun going down by inky – its been published by Forward Poetry, appeared on Luna’s blog at Lunatheblog.com and now its back home – enjoy the read………

The pebbles on the shore
were picked up and stacked
for skimming on the sea

Stacked with care
Precariously balanced
The wind made them wobble

The sun watched as
it created shadowy silhouettes
around the sandy shore

Till the tide began to turn
and the stack on the shore
alerted the little ones

The pebbles on the shore
told the children playing on the sand
it was time to go for dinner

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IWM North Museums Schooldays

History

#FOWC #History

Heralds wrote tales down in books, while

in caves, our ancestors painted the tales on walls

some documenting the building of great monuments

then others, telling tales of the horrors of war

of course, the stories that remain are the ones in the books

retold by scholars for minds of a different age, and

yet – time passes by – and History moves forward

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Acrostic IWM North Museum Poetry

Achievement

#poetry #learning #expectation

Salford 16th February

A piece on school visits

Three coaches rolled up in the car park

One blue, one black, one green

Passing auntie, the football and the shops

Traffic jams were no fun

Or Waiting for the man with the sign to

Pass go from stop

There were grumbles getting off the coach

Old Trafford exchanged for the war museum

Pupils listening to sir, bore on

The security …. more of the same, but

Out of a corner….a new name

Person from a new place….change of space

Tanks and planes…new things to see

Objects to touch….and all for free

People to tell tales of air land and sea

And your guide at the entrance is about the space

A person to turn to with a friendly face

Telling a tale of the car, plane and gun

Making your visit a bit more fun

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Acrostic Museums Poetry

Advance

#Fowc #Advance #Museums

A group of eager young minds

Dropped in on a historical building or two today

Very interested in taking in the displays

And getting a feel of some real items used of the time

Now , anyone could tell their enthusiasm was building as one or two led a

Charge up the stairwell –

Except for one thing – none of them knew their way around!

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Childhood Ghosts Halloween Poetry

Basket

Halloween pumpkin basket

#fowc #basket

behind each little basket on Halloween night

a little munchkin , male or female, in a

spooky costume, and as the treats

keep on coming this receptacle

eventually fills all the way to the top

toffees, sweets and chocolates for spooky visitors

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Poetry

Balefire

Salford, Thursday 24th October 2019

They’d spent days planning this

sourcing the location

and the straw to build

their balefire

The structure they said

would have to be sound

for the safety of little uns

watching around

so they stacked up the straw

and waited for dawn

before setting alight

the straw and the thorn

And whilst straw burned away

things glowed in the air

as rockets and whistlers

lit up the fair

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Poetry

Friday Fictioneers – Visitors

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

#lightsofjerusalem #fridayfictioneers #octpowrimo

Saturday 19th October 2019

A response to the Photo prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-fields – Web Here

They had arrived in the night

on this little street in town

in an effort to send a message

to those walking around

Little ones smiled – not at all scared

as their coloured lights shone and flared

and locals did point and smile

so the visitors decided to stay awhile