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Poetry

Sounds

#oct19 #octpowrimo

The alarm goes off ringing

its time to get up

a click of the kettle

a clink of a cup

The rumbling of wheels

travelling down the road

tooting their horns

past my abode

Silence for a while

as i’m sipping my tea

broken by tweets

from a bird or three

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Christmas

New Years Day

They celebrated a new decade with a bit of a bang

in the air rose the golden streamers

new year arriving as they lit up the midnight sky

sensational colours illuminating the city

everyone watching as the clock sounded and they

lit up the sky as colourful as a Christmas tree

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Acrostic Life

Watch

Salford, 1st April 2019

#Fowc #Watch

A marvel of invention

Before it , you had to had to rely on the grandfather clock

Chiming away, or its bigger reletive

Down in the town square, of course

Everyone is transfixed

Fixated with time

Going from place to place without taking in the places around them

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Life Poetry Time

Alarm Clock

27th February 2019

As the sun dipped below the horizon

and changed shift with his pal the moon

something constant kept on moving

second hand moving the minutes

whilst the hour hand waited to move forward

and a marker sat like a sentry

ready to fire a fifteen gun salute

cats birds and dogs, creep outside slowly

wailing beyond the double glazed glass

and the cogs keep the hands moving

till the minute hand meets the marker

and hammer meets bell – time to get up.

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Home Life Poetry Transport

Early Morning

Salford 23rd August 2018

Squeaky doors

are better clarion calls

than any alarm clock

on the market

 

Slumbered silence

broken by a cistern

attracts you to the noise

of the nearby main road

 

Luna’s departure

allows Ra to announce

“The morning is here!

it’s time to get up”

 

And motorised monsters

or kings of the road

make their way delivering boxes

either side of the tarmac

 

Solitary Swallow

converses with the neighbours

on a nearby roof –

tweets the news – no laptop required

 

The rumble of early morning traffic

cascading through the windows

is followed by the crack of an egg

falling into sizzling bacon fat

 

Kettle whistles through the concrete

up through the bedroom floor

your first cup of the day is ready

milk and two sugars ?

 

 

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Poetry

Clockwork

#Time #Clock #Mechanism

Salford 12th August 2018

Light permeated through the window pane

as the clock chimed eight

passing through the curtains and

landing as a spray of colour on the floor

and simultaneously, the radio lets everyone know,

news current for the day just as the

door opens and the elves get to work

 

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Clocks History Poetry Time

Clock

in response to the daily post Clock

Clock
by Brian F Kirkham
Salford, Monday 25th July 2016

Time moves
as the Earth goes round
the burning sun
moments pass by

Before the cog
a marker in ground
marked moments in time
shadows of the sun

Mechanical cogs turn
around in circles
turning the time
around and around

Seconds pass into Minutes
as Minutes turn into Hours
and as hours go by
The sun switches with the moon

The clocks second hand keeps moving
along with the earth
pushing the minute hand as
the hours move on

and events recorded by scholars

as the seconds pass on by

kept as a document of time

a thing called History.

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Home Photography Time Transport Travel

Clockface

In response to Numbers

Numbers are everywhere, but as the arbiter of time they’re most important

The Day ends and begins at Midnight – with one day putting its coat on and heading for the line of time in history whilst another gets ready to turn the sun in four or five hours time.

And all the time the Moon looks on.

The Second hand moves 60 times to make the minute hand move once, the Minute hand moves 60 times to move the hour hand once and the hour hand has to go round 24 points of the clock to make it through a day.

7 of those to go through for a week

4 Weeks make a month and 52 weeks make a year

So much to do, so much to hear, so much to see – plenty to get through

The Numbers are used to plan the day.  The clock goes round from 12 midnight to 12 noon and 12 mid after all if you sent all the trains to be in the city centre at one time in the day – you would never get moving – that’s why the planners in the offices use the numbers

Measuring out the day so each train gets to the station at one particular time

So each train reaches its stop at 8 seconds, 15 seconds or 22 seconds past the hour.

And we can’t have Sally missing her Half past eight bus now – she’s got to be in school by nine…

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Food Photography Shapes Strawberries Transport

Circle

Circle

Browsed through my archives on cd looking for circles in response to Daily posts latest photographic challenge.

Here’s what I found 🙂

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A strawberry tart set on a white plate

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Half an Orange – showing its segments

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The Clock is Ticking…

Penny Farthing – taken at Coventry Museum

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