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The Tourist

#Alien #Scifi

Salford, 9th July 2020

He arrived with his family by local craft

having been given a special pass by the men in black

heading into the town, they hit the town running

his wife wanted to buy a hat, his lad a sport shirt he’d heard about

“The Bradford Bulls” – were now his team – said his lad

Local’s helpful – and trying to be nice in the restaurant

Strictly vegetarian main meals – salad and vegetable pasta

and Fruity puds for afters

Watched a match at old trafford, and Highlights on TV

no seeing red on Black and White…..

Tomorrow they’re off to the Lakes

so don’t call the fire brigade – those lights in the sky

it’s only the aliens heading back to their hotel……

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Poetry

Globe

#Fowc #Napowrimo

Going round the world, before the age of space

Local merchants from London to Madrid thought earth flat as a pancake

On some occasions, they said they’d fall off the edge

Before the scientists took the flat- earthers map (treated it like an orange)

End result ? something that looks a little more round

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Acrostic Poetry

Together

Sun bobbing down the horizon – photo provided by sue vincent

#Writephoto #together

They’re quite a team – the Sun and the Moon

On the whole they’re quite phenomenal

Giving the people that live on Mother earth, summat to look at

Each day they work either side of this blue jewel

The Sun giving light to one half while the Moon shines on the other

Helping fishermen land their catches, and Night workers to find their way home

Earth helping both by turning around

Rotating to catch the light

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Poetry

Memory

#writephoto #memory

The hunter sat by the stones

looking at his creation

hewn into the tallest rock

a reminder that the dinosaurs

don’t just own the earth

but the air and the sea too

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Architecture IWM North Military Museum Poetry

Octpowrimo – Day 22 – Broken pieces

#Octpowrimo #Brokenpieces

Imperial War Museum North, Manchester UK (via the Inkwell), 22nd October 2019

How does someone express the act of war ?

take you through a hundred years

and tell that tale – that no one else can tell anymore.

The man with a vision

took a thing for brewing his cuppa

and changed it into something – iconic

Smashed with a hammer

Earth air and water

came together and reformed

Falling at the side of a waterway

painted by a painter

who’s centre stood next door

And in the evening sunlight

the air shard shone as shimmering light

cascaded off its solid steel

Morning beckons

and the tales from the shards

can be heard across town

from the tales within.

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Poetry

Horizon II

#Fowc #Horizon #HorizonII

A shot of Duxford Airfield, Taken by Inky, for the planes taking off and the clouds in the horizon

Half way tween the earth and the sky

On which the sun exchanges places with the moon

Reality is although you can see it

In your eye line – you’ll find it impossible to reach

Zero degrees – and its all so far away

On the occasion you’ve reached your destination –

Next thing you see – is that place you want to be

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Acrostic Character Nature Outdoors Parks Seasons

Mother Earth

fallen leaves on a Salford park bench captured by inky using a SAMSUNG Digimax 202

Announcing the arrival of autumn

under and around each branch of the trees

the keeper of the trees, mother earth has been busy

undertaking her role of changing the colours

making colourful patterns for people to look at

note, the noise that they make – mother earth has done that too!

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Fossils Poetry

Earthquake

#Earth #Earthquakes #gas #oil #water

In the rush for fossil oil and gas

people have been a bit of an ass

the drillers don’t mind what mess they make

or even the tremors the movements or quakes

they’re throwing their cash – to drill down the ground

in hope that a prize of riches can be found

whilst the chemicals get into the waterways

and gas jumps around into the pipes – and plays.

It gets into the water supply….

and you look at the drillers and wonder why?

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Poetry

Waiting for the flowers

Salford, 9th March 2019

A patch of earth on some barren land

Was turned over, fed and watered

Earth dug up in places on

Seeds or bulbs planted

Over the next few months, the process continued – and

Moments passed – until the arrival of a green leaf popping out of the ground

Expect rainbows of colour over the next few weeks.

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Canalside Elements Nature Photography Places Transport Travel

Elemental

Elemental

Salford 17th September 2017

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They cut through the Earth, to create this canal.

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Development led to a series of Basins being dug, which filled with water coming from, not only the canal, but the skies too.


Goods for the foundations, foundries and factories found its way here
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Originally , the Wind carried ships down the canal – using their sails, but nowadays these boats are powered by fuel…and its not materials they carry, but people.