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Childhood Growing up

Just another day

#Napowrimo #paperswans #children

Picking up post for Mum and dad

and reading a chapter a day

Helping doing the washing

and putting it away

one hundred and one little things to do

whilst i’m away from school

playing games with nanna

watching granddad play the fool

and i’ve pegged out all my teddies clothes

so they’ll be as snug as a bug

this afternoon i’ll be dressing them

and giving them a great big hug

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Colours Poetry

Indigo

Indigo paint powder – image from wikipedia

#cyw #indigo

It’s a colour known for its position on the rainbow

nestled between its brother , blue and its sister, violet

definately making a statement on the home furnishings front

in fabrics, curtains, sofas and carpets

garments too – brought to life by this deep dark purply blue

only – don’t call it blue – its got its own character

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Acrostic Clothes Colours Poetry

Denim

#fowc #cyw #coloryourworld #denim

Definitely the workman’s favourite trouser

Everyone knows – each pair is

Not to be sniffed at – cut and crafted

In a style , everyone seems to love

Movement to suit the wearer – mostly hugging

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Acrostic Poetry

Assignment

#FFFC #Room #Camera #Press #Photo #Assignment

Sat upstairs in their hotel room since breakfast

They’re waiting for their target

In pursuit of a picture for the morning paper

Note : they’ve come prepared – camera’s armed and ready

Gloriously luxurious gown for her, suit tie and tails for him

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Acrostic Clothes Poetry

Sleeve

Sleeve

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sometimes it’s handy for your average shirt to have two

long sleeves…particularly in the cold months

except right about now, planning a trip somewhere by the

equatorial line where it’ll be warmer than home

veering north, a shorter sleeve for summer months and

elevated temperatures

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Acrostic Clothes Poetry

Fluff

Fluff

For ever since we’ve been shearing sheep

lint has fallen from garments up and down the land

under wardrobes and cupboards it lies, having

floated and flown around bedroom spaces before

falling back into a usual spot – normally the back of the wardrobe

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Clothes Life

Outer Layers

Outer Layers

Salford 19th August 2017

They say clothes make the man / woman

well, whoever wrote that obviously lives somewhere nearer to the equator than i do.

They’ve also never experienced the phenomenon that is Horizontal Rain.

If its sunbathing weather – then obviously i’ll be in shirt sleeves and a pair of shorts lapping up the sun and the blue skies.  Dipping my toes in cold sea water to cool off before returning to my deckchair and reading material.

On a Volunteering gig ? then i’ll have the customary event t-shirt and hat and (precautionary) jacket in case of a downpour. Nine times out of ten – i’ve never needed it

If though, the angels working in the cloud – decide the ground needs a shower that waterproof jacket comes in handy….oncoming athletes in a downpour sometimes look on in envy.

As the weather changes – so does the kit.  Organising committees on these events have adapted their kits to allow for my hometown’s inclement weather patterns – meaning during midsummer thru autumn , the occasional fleece is thrown in my general direction and unlike the waterproof – these do get used on a regular basis

for after summer – if the rain doesn’t get you – the wind most certainly will.

and you can always take these layers off if the weather improves, it gets warmer, wind drops etc.  Its why they issue volunteers with a bag at events.

Notable thing at these outdoor events – how the dress code goes out of the window when the sun has got his hat on, and the ice cream van is doing a rip roaring trade.

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Acrostic Fashion

Casual

Casual

Salford 5th August

Inky gets acrostic at weekend fashions

 

Created at weekend – that must be style

As suits and ties get thrown back in the wardrobe for

Slingbacks, shorts and T-shirts

Unusual colours get paired together, but

As the sun is out, nobody minds

Lime Green Shirts and Raspberry Pink Trousers

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Acrostic Clothes Poetry

Tailor

Tailor

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To many, a master of his craft

a marvel with the scissors, needle and thread

in a few hours, a suit of stature can be

lovingly crafted to the clients design

or measurements can be taken so shirt, jacket, tie and trousers can be

rounded up off various pegs for the clients special day

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Arts Clothes Poetry Tradition

Warp and Weft

Yarn

Salford, 22nd May 2017

A tale of Northern Mills

 

From north to south

and from east to west

crafty threads combine

on warp and weft

 

Coming from the animal

from out on the hill

and carded and threaded

and spun till wheels still

 

Or straight from the plant

coming over the sea

and landed at dockside

with the coffee and tea

 

then dyed in the colour

and sent onto mill

where fabrics created

from the thread from the hill