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The lightest of things can bring the darkest moments

coming back home from dancing the light fandango

light as a feather you ascended the stairs

like you were floating on a cloud

angelic thoughts turned dark as you took flight

travelling through the air from a stray marble

on reflection – it wasn’t a good idea to let the little uns play Ker-plunk…

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Art History IWM North Military Museums Poetry

Squadron

A write club acrostic, written by inky.

#Imperialwarmuseum #Airfix #Planes #Squadron #Military #Aircraft

Sat atop a great height

quite a few planes, old and new

used to being in hangars, have found

a home by the waters of a canal

definitely a peacetime operation

red arrows escorting a Spitfire veteran and

other D-Day participants – resting on their runway

new recruits ready to escort them from another bookshelf

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Acrostic Birds Character Nature Poetry

Little bird

Salford 1st March

Like a bullet

It flew down the street

Towards the other side of the dual carriageway and

The waterside

Local cats, couldn’t catch him

Even if they tried – he was too far up to reach

Before our feathered friend

Islands of Plenty – with seeds galore

Ready to be eaten by our feathered friend and his chums

Dropped on a patch of green

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Poetry

Heading for the warm

#birds #nest #poetry

The mercury retreating was a sign

Restless mums and dads

Feeding their offspring

So flying lessons could begin

Up in the nest

They flapped their wings

Facing the worst

The weather could bring

And out from the nest

They jumped and they flapped

Heading for a tree

Their mum and dad mapped

Leaving the nest

For sunnier climbs

Hoping to return

After the winter time

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Poetry

Preparation

The aviators are circling

Preparing for their next great journey

It was great the past few weeks

In the warmth of a summer sun

But now they’re circling

The skies again

Getting ready to head off

To a place where it’s a little bit warmer

The cats and dogs smile at the sight

As the feathered friends flock, and prepare to take flight

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Poetry

Out in the back garden

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I sat open mouthed

as i watched the goings on

taking place in greenery

facing the kitchen

In an attempt to claim

a tree in their name

two or three white butterflies

engaged in aerial combat

Flying past the window

and around the roof

soaring to grab

their place on the tree

who won the contest ?

that’s anybodys guess

maybe we’ll find out

when the caterpillars hatch

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Acrostic Birds Poetry

Swallow

Swallow

Salford, 25th March 2018

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Sat on a branch of a silver birch or oak

waiting for the rest of the gang to catch up

a wonder of the skies takes a break

letting himself have a rest before taking off again

little bird of blue white and black

over the heights he looks, planning

where he will swoop to next

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Animals Poetry

Seagull

Salford 12th January 2018

Swooping over the old docks

Engaging in interaction with old fish boxes

A feathered veteran hovers over the waters

Gracefully landing on the cast fences below

Usually seen diving for his dinner

Lately enjoying the pickings

Left behind by the tourist taking in the attractions

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Animals Birds Poetry

In Flight

Salford 26th August 2017

Seagulls in Flight, Charcoal drawing in Painter by Inky

The aviators are circling again

looking for a suitable place to rest

whilst the sun is high in a northern sky

Gliding from roof to roof

checking out the pickings

in lined up gardens

Unafraid and Unabashed

to businesses back yards they’ll pip

for some chucked out fish (or stray chips)

Or land in someones home back yard

looking in food bins for some fish from a tin

or filleted bones that’s been left there in

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Acrostic Airforce Airport IWM North Leisure Museums Photography War Winter World War II

Flight

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IWM Duxford , Cambridge, 5/6/2017

For a brief moment today,

looking around the hangar in Cambridge

I got to see the marvels of flight first hand

Great planes – from early pioneers to new planes and even spaceflight

Hoped to see something special – and I wasn’t disappointed

Tomorrow – i’ll take a look at what I captured