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Birds Colours Poetry

Pink flamingo

#cyw #pinkflamingo #octpowrimo

playing around with his feathers

Balanced on one leg

Waiting for that moment

When the keeper comes in

And throws another shovel

Of fresh Morecambe shrimp

Into the water

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Colours Nature

Pine Green

#CYW #Pinegreen

Perhaps you would say

Its probably the most recognisable tree

Next to the horse chestnut and

English Oak – Its seeds hanging from its evergreen branches

Growing commences when these seeds find their way under ground

Released into the air slowly and then

Enjoying the journey towards the clouds

Expect a squirrel to use it for a home while birds

Nest in the higher branches above them

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Colours Poetry

Periwinkle

#CYW #Periwinkle

Periwinkle

Dancing around in the lightest of breezes

bringing a spot of colour to parks and gardens

before the frost comes in

the ground you sit in determines your colour

sometimes you’re pink, sometimes you’re purple

but most of the time you’re as blue as the sky above you

and you shore up your fellow flowers

the daffodils and tulips keeping them standing tall

while the breeze of the wind goes through the park

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Poetry

Popcorn Plant

#Writeclub #Popcorn

popcorn plant (illustration by inky)

Confusion reigned among the staff
in the garden centre
Curiously, the conkers they were growing
for selling in pots in the greenhouse
had grown, no sprouted….no rocketed
into something a little more colourful
a little more knobbly and a little more exotic
a lot more tropical and a little less green
i mean – leaves the colours of mixed fruit drops ?
and poking through the glass towards the sky
you couldn’t call them unseen – definately unmuted
as the kids visited every blossom time
picking off popcorn from the branches and petals

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Poetry

Melon

#CYW #Melon

Maybe its me – but I always

expected the colour of a melon would be darker than the one

like you find in your box of crayons – its innards more red than pink

of course, buy a honeydew it’s as yellow as the sun

nice sliced up – they’re sweet regardless of which one you choose

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Colours

Maroon

#CYW #Maroon

Salford, 9th June 2020

Some say it’s the colour of conkers

after they’ve fallen out of shell

Some say it’s the colour of leather

it’s difficult to tell….

For while its not brown, its most definately not red

its more colour of the cows in the field that are fed

or their hides on the soles of the shoes in the street

covering ladies or gentlemen’s feet

Or perhaps the jacket, that strolls in to town

some shades of this colour – don’t suit a ball gown

the answer you see – to this definite riddle

the maroon colour – is somewhere in the middle

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Colours Growing up Poetry writing

Kaleidoscope

Salford, 7th June 2020

#Colours #WWP #Prompt #Kaleidoscope #Patterns

Fun and games from Make Kids Crafts.Com

Cascade of Colour

Created from Mirrors and Plastic

Contained in a Metal Tube

Turn the tube and watch

as patterns appear like magic

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Colours Poetry

Magenta II

The spot on the rainbow where red meets blue

you could call it “purple” – but it’s lighter than that

some would say its got a much vibrant tone

the girls love it – it’s got more to it than your average “pink”

so clothes , cars and anything else with this colour

sticks out for miles.

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abstract Drink Food Photography Poetry

Fairies

#Napowrimo #Photo #Cup #Coffee #tea

Fairies rising (Image by Inky)

What’s that coming out of my cup of chai ?

colorful things rise and fly

up and down and round about

following the trail of the steam spout

far into the air they fly and rise

like colourful luminous butterflies

captured by the camera’s eye

before out of the kitchen they do fly

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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