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Photography Poetry

Pairs

Salford, 9th April 2020

#Discoverprompt #DiscoverWP #Pairs

Two of everything

A Pair of Pears
Two pears

perfect snack for an afternoon

sweet as nature intended

and fit perfect in the hand





A pair of Nautilus Shells
Two Nautilus shells

retrieved with others in the hunt

for the perfect paella

Pair of woollen gloves

Pulled over two frosty hands

Perfect on cold winter days

Categories
Childhood Growing up

Hands

I

Holding on

to a big hand

when very little

II

Little spoons

for eating up

mushed up rusks

III

Counter-weight

as wobbly feet

master walking

IV

Calculation , English and Art

Mastered over weeks months and years

With help from Mum and Dad

V

Pulling on Shirts, Jumpers and Trousers

On way to big school

Waving hello to new friends

Categories
Acrostic Eating Food

Wizardry

#Discover Prompts #Food #Dish

6th April 2020

While i was busy sketching away

in the kitchen, dad was busy

zipping around with tomatoes and beef

and carrots and onion, creating a wonderful dish, based

round the pasta shells that were

dancing away in boiling water, and a little olive oil

Categories
Acrostic Food

Toastie I

#Discoverprompts #Food # Toastie

Salford, Sunday 5th April 2020

To many, it’s better than Sunday Lunch

Over the country, they’ve been cooking under the grill

A combination of Ham and Cheese, and sometimes tomato

Sitting under the grill and combining to make a

Totally tasty treat

Instantaneous flavour from bite to bite

End to scrumptious end

Categories
Poetry

Street

Salford, 5th April 2020

#Discoverprompt #DiscoverWP #Street

Another tail from inky

I think of it like a branch of a tree

follow it back long enough and you’ll find

the grocers , the bakers, the butchers

schools and doctors

maybe a theatre or gallery

and houses tall and small

and a much larger branch

pointing off to another part of town

perhaps even – another town

if you have a set of wheels

Categories
Acrostic Music Nature

Song

#DiscoverWP #Song

Saturday afternoon – and beyond the double glazing

On tune, northern birds are belting out one hell of a tune

Note – this isn’t the female humans here – but the

Graceful sounds of our feathered friends singing above.

Categories
Autumn Nature Poetry

Four elements from nature

#discoverwp

northern winds bring the clouds to the British isles

over the hillsides they come and droplets fall

rivers and streams flow down hill, over the

terrain containing the minerals in the ground

hot coals keeping miners cottages warm

everybody expects an icy blast this time of year,

rainbows ,Christmas trees, and snowmen, an added bonus

note though…the local wildlife are sleeping till spring

Categories
Animals Emotions Food Poetry

An apology – from Fido

Given the photograph that accompanied the latest daily post here’s my attempt in response to the prompt Apology

Hope you enjoy it

I’m sorry.

My moment of madness is unforgivable

I Know right now – i’m in the Doghouse

but I was let down by my nose you see

it led me to the sunday tea

and you should know how fond I am

of a leg of ham or lamb

so I crept across the lounge room floor

and snook beyond the kitchen floor

tugging at the dishcloth white

and winning with the roast a fight

I took more than an ample munch

of my share of “sunday lunch”

Can we still be friends – and let it be ?

I promise I won’t eat your tea!

I’ll sit in the garden – on my own

and gnaw on the spoils of lunch – the bone