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Poetry

Solid

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#fowc #solid

cliff face is holding

against winds rains and tides

it is rock solid

hard to touch by hand

each crevice carved elements

telling a story

recording events

until the sea becomes destressed

and chips it away

Message from cavemen ?

or something more modern today ?

Rovers Rule – OK

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Poetry

Combine

#Fowc #Combine

I. Baking

Take your favourite root vegetable

add it with some fat, flour, and a sugar for sweetness

put some additional berries or nuts

stir in, and stick in the oven

when ready – retrieve – cut up

and enjoy

II. Art

Trying to get the colour of

flowers in the garden

isn’t that hard

dropping some red with blue, or blue with yellow,

produces some lovely colour for those blackberries

you’re capturing in that pot

III. Chemistry

Creating new substances from items in the lab

has to be done with care

elements coming together in glass beakers

make colourful mixes , sometimes with

intense reactions –

so it makes sense to use a bit of forward planning

take care with those acids and alkalis and look out at

reactions – don’t forget your gloves and goggles

you’ll be grateful you wore them if the mixes turn violent

IV. Crops

pointing headwards in the sky

threshed and processed for the best yield

then sent to the mill to meet the stones

crushing them down for bread flour

or maybe even cornflakes

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Music Nature

Rock

A post in response to the Tuesday Photo Challenge from Inky

Tuesday 26th March 2019

What’s with the guitar Inky ?

I thought i’d start with the musical link – an electric guitar. Clapton, May, Deacon come to mind. It’s loud but in time is methodical, and lyrical – its also the nearest thing to an electrical instrument that doesn’t need a programmer….it does need an amplifier though

Much like the Rocks you find on your average beach….(eh?)

Noisy little rocks on Kos

When the waves smack against the rocks its a bit like a percussion instrument. Depending on your location on the beach, the noises can be soft , hard or downright noisy, as the waves lap slap and crash against the shore

Get the wind to go through the holes in the rock, and you could be mistaken for hearing music being played, as theres a definate sound as the wind makes its way round the rock.

Add a chirp or two following the sound of the rocks and the sea – you have a three piece band 🙂

Reminiscent of something i read in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Novel Soul Music

Music with Rocks in – Quite a ring to it too.

And all of this is Acoustic….no electric required.

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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
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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.

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Colours Elements Poetry

Copper

#coloryourworld #cyw #copper #poetry #elements

Colour of a metal,

elementally – you’re not precious, but vital nonetheless

some would call you pink in colour

whilst others – nearer orange after time

collected by kids in schooldays attire

used by workmen in piping and wire

seen around , up and down

every house in the land

transporting utilities as vessels

from their works to home