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Poetry

Taste

I

Bitter, Salty, Sweet or Sour

Sensations landing on your tastebuds

What is that wonderful fruity flavour

It’s on the tip of your tongue

but you haven’t said it yet

II

Raspberry Jacket and Banana Shirt

with trousers and shoes to match

maybe it’s the height of fashion in the magazines

certainly makes you talk of the town on the shopping run

III

Country or Town

Suburbia or out in the sticks?

Cottage, Terrace, Mansion or Shed ?

Choice of Home – is down to you

but it’s not everybody’s cup of tea

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Eating

Dining on the move

Salford (via Manchester Piccadilly) 15th June 2020

#fffc

Don’t go off the rails

it’s an experience to be enjoyed

notable scenes and brilliant landscapes

in combination with some fantastic food

normally, your food wouldn’t come with such great views

gastronomic delights with fantastic scenery

Categories
Poetry

Biscuit

Salford, 3rd June 2020

Baked – like a cake – but for longer

it’s middle depends on it’s flavour

sometimes it’s jam if its a dodger

creamy flavoured middle if custard or bourbon

usually eaten with a beverage, like tea or coffee

incredible range down the biscuit aisle

taken and dunked, regularly, around afternoon tea

Categories
Nature Poetry

Lockdown

#promptuarium #Lockdown #birds

The birds are having a whale of a time

perched as they are on the quay fencing

taking in the rays

of the warm summer sunshine

their only dilemma for today

is when their waiter service is returning

for its great hopping to the waters for take out

but they’re missing their seeds of gold

and some of them have their feathers in a frizz….

word on the bridge is – its down to a bug

point him out they say – we want our feeders back!

Categories
Poetry

Platform

#Fowc #platform

Lancaster Railway Station (Print from Stock Image by Inky)

Perched on a bench – sat by a

line….waiting

as the station announcer

tells you over the tannoy, that your train isn’t arriving

for another forty minutes

on the plus side….the cafeteria is nearby so you can

ravish your teeth on another British Rail Pastry

moment to enjoy while you wait….

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Cooking Food Poetry

Dough

#fowc #Dough

Down in a corner of the kitchen

Over by the bread bin and

Under a tea towel

Great things are happening – the bread’s beginning to prove

Hot ovens await, and butter and jam soon after

Categories
Garden Home Industrial Life Nature

The recyclers

Salford, 29th April 2020

They’re picking up your plastic

your glass, and paper , man

they’re taking it to the depot

in their big new shiny van

They’re re-using all those used things

you would normally throw away

no time to be sticking them in the ground

they’ve found another way

The rubbish is carefully sorted

from the differently bright coloured bins

so there’s piles of different types of rubbish

from plastics and cans, to steel tins

So they’re mulching up yesterdays headlines

for books in the libraries to learn

and they’re sending your food waste for compost

instead of just letting it burn

But its not just the plants that are thriving

some food waste comes back another way

it’ll return in the van, changed by a plan

to collect more things another day

And as the people are in libraries reading

the kids are growing gardens in school

and what do they think of your food waste

when it’s feeding the plants ? they say – Cool!

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Acrostic Colours Food Fruit

Banana

Salford 24th April 2020

#Napowrimo #Napowrimo.net #Banana #Fruit

An acrostic on one of my favourite fruits

These wonderful fruits – start off green

as they make their long journey to my fruit bowl

kept in cold storage and delivered by boat

exiting one set of islands for another and

navigating their way to the nearest store

The secret is to make sure, the fruit

ripens at the right time

as although its very sweet to eat – its

not appealing to young eyes if they’ve turned more than yellow

so into the frosty vans they travel

paying attention to the temperature

only when the time is right will they

reappear on the shop front

to be bought by the customer

excitable little minds asking

dad or mum to put them in the shopping basket

ending up tween two slices of wholemeal or

accompanied by some nice vanilla ice cream

there’s many ways a banana can be enjoyed

even cooked in a pan and served up with a

nicely made butterscotch sauce

Categories
Poetry

Exploring

Salford 9th April 2020

The wildlife of the locality

have had their free reign

with everyone inside

and no sight of rain

swooping around

enjoying the air

landing on rooftops

without a care

meeting up with old pals

on a moonlit street

the pickings are meagre

there’s no one to greet

watching the geese and ducks

out on parade

spotting scattered birdseed

heading off on a raid

Categories
Acrostic Food Fruit Life

Breakfast

Salford, 7th April 2020

#Food #Morning #Breakfast #Napowrimo

A prompt from Writerswrite.co.za – cheers to the promptuarium for providing the list of prompts

Best meal of the day, some people call it….

Ripe tasty bananas slapped between two pieces of buttered bread, or

Egg, boiled and salted, and served up with bread soldiers

A hearty breakfast – they say, is fit for a

King….Bacon, Eggs, sausage, tomatoes….

French toast is an alternative if you don’t like chasing your food

As are cereals….but don’t forget toast and

Strawberry jam….its a crowd pleaser

That’ll please any fussy eater (or cheese if they don’t like the sweet stuff)