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Poetry

Mahogany

Mahogany (Redwood)

Maybe its the deep red colour

as you stare at its grain that makes your

heart fall for the piece

of furniture its made from

great pieces of indian redwood

are carefully crafted into

naturally flowing tables and chairs

year upon year – as old is replaced by new in the forest

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Acrostic Holidays Nature Travel

Cabin

#fowc #cabin

14th March 2020

Carefully crafted, from trees that now surround it

a place to get away from the strains of modern life

blessed with a wonderful view of the lakes and streams

in sight of nearby provisions, a short ride away

not forgetting some wonderful animals

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Nature Poetry

The Grove

#Promptuarium #Hauntedgrove

Haunted forest ?

a likely story !

up till now – she’d believed the tales her brother told her

not realising ,

the creatures in their homes in the trees were

even more frightened of her – and in the

dark – it was just the forest creatures looking out

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Animals Poetry Weather

Through the snowfall

#writephoto

A response to the latest Thursday Photo Prompt from Sue Vincent

Seems the noble prince of the forest

Never misses the opportunity to go for a run

Out in all weathers, but

When it gets too heavy, you will

Find him, under the nearest

Arbour of an evergreen for shelter

Leaves of the evergreen – perfect cover till he

Leaps from under it when the snow has stopped

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Nature Poetry

Copper

In response to Thursday Photo Prompt

The woodland’s changing colour

from lush juicy greens to rustic reds

and painting a picture with a message

on the woodland paths

with each colourful crunch – “Winter’s coming”

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Nature Poetry

Cedar

Salford 3rd December

A response to the daily challenge at Daily word prompt

 

Conquering the blue

Each one towering over the other to get to the clouds

Dynamic in their structure

As their red branches and green fronds

Rise high up in the sky

 

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Christmas Poetry

Christmas Tree

Salford 5th December 2017

A poem originally wrote by inky for Allpoetry.com, now making an appearance here as the christmas embargo is officially over!

(wrote on St Andrews Day….)

I’m writing on St. Andrew’s Day,
to make a festive plea.
Don’t neglect mother nature
for the sake of a Christmas tree.

Now, before you all yell “Humbug!”
at my festive rhyme
consider if you will the subject
that i’m spending the time.

yon Scots pines have been up in the highlands,
where its taken some time to grow
for some forester to swiftly chop it down
with one or two axe blows

“Its tradition!” I’ll hear the hardened
who don’t listen to my plea
they say it’ll thrive – its not even alive
as the needles fall from the tree

So get yourself one in a bucket
one wi fresh branches and shoots
after chrimbo and snow – it’ll continue to grow
in a place where it’ll spread its roots

and you’ll see it in garden each winter
as it grows upon year after year
and the children will play, wi the toys on the day
the tree brings the Christmas Cheer

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Acrostic Animals Poetry

Tame

Tame

Cousin to the king of the beasts

anybody would think

that it would be madness to take it on

Collectively though – the wildness

ails away, when the beast needs feeding

the prince of the jungle becomes felis domestica

Coming out of the forest and scouting the garden

a happy little kitty – toys with a catnip mouse

the only thing (except dinner) he wants to seek out

Camping in his little den

and happy to be his owners pet

this cousin of kings – content as can be

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Acrostic Animals Colours Growing up Poetry

Timberwolf

Image result for timberwolf logo stock free

 

#coloryourworld #cyw #timberwolf

The forest call

is heard across the trees

mother and father wolf, are teaching their cubs

bears and panther may assist, but

every wolf cub in the pack knows

real learning comes from mum and dad

when the time is right to spread their paws

only the cubs themselves will know

life beyond the pack doors can be hazardous – but

friends can be found for life there

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Acrostic Colours Garden Nature Outdoors Poetry

Pine Green

 

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Delamere Forest

 

#Coloryourworld #CYW #Green #Pine #acrostic #nature #forest

 

Perhaps its no mistake

In noting you’re an evergreen

Numbers of you gather on

Each side of the forest road, pushing through the

 

Grasses as you do,

Reaching high up into the sky of blue

Every squirrel in the neighbourhood covets your seeds, and

Each eager young kid, takes one your cones home

Noting – when your seed opens and closes