Bag O’Sweets

Open up your bag and round

a quarter of sweets for half a pound a drumstick lolly that’s hard to beat lemon drops for a special treat chocolate footballs and fizzy drops the magic candy that fizzes and pops cola bottles and sherbet tubes candied shrimps and pineapple cubes Now , don’t eat them all now, they’re a treat, we agree but eat them all and you wont eat the fish and chips for your tea!

Four paws

Out of the dawn

And the leaves of his hiding place

Comes the king of the urban jungle

Lightly skipping towards the garden fence

And a well furnished bowl

Of the latest catch

Breakfast beckons

Memories of a glass bottomed boat

Rhodes, 18th October 2018

Watched with intent

As Mediterranean blue

Mixed with Aegean aqua

Travelling over waves

As crabs met tentacles

Admiring the land lubbers

Shellfish communicate with conch

The shows about to start

As hermit crabs scuttle towards the bigger fish

In an instant they appear

Waving a fin or a tentacle

In the greenest of blues

Catch of the day

Passes along the hull

To say hello and goodbye

Seagulls Lament

#Promptuarium

ow

I suppose you thought that was funny ?

here I am sat by the bins

enjoying what could be my only meal for miles

and you decide to disturb my breakfast

Innocently enjoying the fish in the box

then over my foot comes this big heavy rock

expecting me to just fly away

I was too busy eating – no time to play

If I were human – I might have had words

but thing is being feathered – I’m only a bird

you wouldn’t want my beak coming round you to peck

so why use a big stone – I could have broke my neck!

I should count myself lucky – it wasn’t from a gun….

but disturbing my breakfast – wasn’t much fun

so i’ll return the favour – when you come back from the shop

expect something to land – coming down with a plop!

Breadcrumbs

Salford, 11th August 2018

 

Breakfast time comes early for

Resident aviators in Salford’s skies

each one has their favourite dish

and some occasionally go for the fish

down below in the waters of the dock

caution though…avoids the shock as

resident birds fall on bread and cake

until the sun through the clouds breaks

maybe they know of the change in the air

but they’re happy being fed … so haven’t a care

La Mer

21st July 2018

#Sea #Mer #Water

Take me to the sea.

It’s the blue stuff most of the sea creatures rely on

It’s home for the whale, the shark and even the dolphin

(though you’ll never see the dolphin taking its waters)

forever being topped up by mother nature

and the clouds in the skies

What its favourite pastime ? Creating waves

If the boats want to take them on – let them

Navigating their way by sail to unseen treasures

Down in the deep

Sunset over Alykanas

I watched
with my feet still sat in wet sand
as the evening skies faded
like a fire in outer space
day turned slowly into night
and silver fish still circled
as a central point of
fire and ice
waited for the many moons
in the grecian sky to settle in their spots
like diamonds in the sky

Storm

#Strongwinds #Storm #Fishing #Acrostic #Sailing

Someone got a wild idea, while the waves hit the harbour wall

There’s fish for the taking! so out they went. travelling

Over every high wave and breaker

Reality ? the fish they caught – though many, were

Mightily small – hardly good enough for the ships cat.

Manx Cat

Memory of a Moggy

Advanced in his years

Noted for the absence of an

eXistent tail

Cute as can be, wandering down peel harbour

As he looks out for fishy rewards

Tuna a favourite, but he’ll take Mackerel too