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Greece Holidays

Forward planning

#Holidays

Christmas and new year are formally over

and winters gone to town

its made me think of warm places

where the sand is soft and brown

and the sea is brilliant aqua blue

and the waters are clear as can be

while little fish nibble away at your feet

for something for their tea

I’m sure it wont be for a while yet

as we’ve not yet escaped from this bug

but i’m hoping my nephews will join us

and give us all a hug

while we play in the warmth of the water

and eat in a taverna or two

or take in some local amusement

or even visit a zoo

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Food Seasons

Freezing

#writeclub #freezing

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If you think you’re feeling cold today

count yourself lucky

you could be a bird

hanging about in the winter time

tending to its clutch of eggs

while cold winds from the north

blow through the trees

that said, you could be a fish

down in the water of the darkest sea

the ice might be on the surface

cold and bright white

but its perishing below

you could be a vegetable

freshly picked today

and put in a bag with others

before you can get away

then stored in a great big chiller

with the door closed behind you with ease

its a hardlife, living as it does

as a garden pea.

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Food Poetry writing

Every kind of potato

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How’d you like your spuds ? , lass,

I say, How’d you like your spuds

Boiled or Mashed ? Baked or fried

with spices and vinegar liberally applied ?

Perhaps you’ll like them roasted

with herbs or chilli scattered

served alongside a lovely fish

thats been breaded or perhaps battered

Maybe you’ll eat em in a salad

diced with mayonnaisse

and served up with cucumber on lettuce

in a number of different ways

Some tatas have a taste all of their own

and served up they’re really posh

bringing some elegance to your dinner plate

a higher level of nosh

but as you won’t find a red russet

in your fish shop as you wish

you’ll enjoy a plate of premium whites

crisped up for the fish

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Cooking Food

A la Carte

I

When i was little

i called them wiggly worms

they were served up on toast

and they were covered in tomato

nowadays they’re a base

for all kinds of topping

Mince, Ham, Carrot courgette

II

Freshly caught from the sea

steamed till its just falling apart

and served up with parsley or lemon butter

or perhaps dropped into batter

and sent into hot fat

before being served with chunky potatoes

and Mushy Peas

III

Its been bubbling away

since dad put in on the hob at lunchtime

Onion , Carrot, Potatoes

Dancing around in a pan

with the best bits of beef from the butcher

and dont forget – the stock cubes

(or the dumplings!)

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Animals Family Poetry Sea Water

Subsea

#writephoto #subsea

Fish and Crockpots Image c/o KL Caley

Down on the ocean bed

the things around make a wonderful home

while the kids are learning at school

mum and dad are servicing their little home

keeping it ship-shape while

looking after their baby eggs

sheltered from prying eyes

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Birds Poetry

On a Hunt

#Seagulls #city #coast #fish

They’d heard that a bounty was nearby

a plunder of wonderous delight

they scoured the skies in expectation

staying up for morning and night

They didn’t care much for the metals

though the magpies would take ‘owt that was shiny

the seagulls didn’t care for the metals that glared

for they’d swallow anything that was tiny

What they wanted was sat at the fish shop

and fishmongers awaiting a catch

their friends the black crows, were the ones in the know

and they told them they’d seen a fresh batch

So swooping round air by the fish shop

their aim was to grab this and grab that

but their finds were going to be short lived

by the sight of the fishmongers cat.

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Colours Holidays Memories Nature Sea Seaside Seasons

Turquoise Blue

It’s that certain colour, that reminds you of your holidays

The colour of the sea at the certain time of day

up in the sky, when right foot dipped its toes to see if it was

ready to take a dip in the water, or

quench your thirst with a cool drink by the sands

under the water – the smallest of fishes circle your toes to say hello

out ahead – there’s great shoals – but this small shoals

intrigued by the sight of your feet

so you follow them into the warm blue green

enjoying watching them nibble at your feet – it tickles!

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Beach Childhood Food Poetry Seaside Tradition Treats

Chips by the beach

#childhood #beach #memories #Blackpool

Childhood reminiscences

held by a moment

in grease proof paper

positioned in a way – that

seagulls didn’t spot the hidden treasures

barmcakes by Blackpool prom ?

yearly occurance – on the days they’d be testing the lights

toasty hot – fresh out of the fryer

helpings of salt and vinegar a must – but

every sauce under the sun is available for a small silver coin

By the seafront wall

enjoying the taste of battered cod and chips

as the waves gently lap against the sand

coming in ? the sea enquires – sorry i say, i’ve just got

hot – Maybe tomorrow…..as a tram passes by

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Acrostic Poetry

Fish

#Fowc #Fish

Free flowing water

is the home to some of the most

sensational creatures –

helping themselves under sea

Flying through the water

its an artform in itself –

sometimes they sail through the air

holding their breath for the briefest of seconds

Formation of shoals

is a kind of “safety in numbers”

Some say

Hell comes – from a drift net in the water

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Nature Outdoors Poetry

Lakeside

#writephoto #napowrimo

Long stretch of water,

ambling along waiting for something to happen

kites or falcons passing overhead or

excitable otters picking up sticks for a dam

something happening below

it’s the first sight of the fish

down at the lake bed

evading the fisherman – sat on the bank