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Poetry

Melon

#CYW #Melon

Maybe its me – but I always

expected the colour of a melon would be darker than the one

like you find in your box of crayons – its innards more red than pink

of course, buy a honeydew it’s as yellow as the sun

nice sliced up – they’re sweet regardless of which one you choose

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Acrostic Animals

Creature in the House

#Animal #Acrostic #Poetry #Writeclub

Salford, 15th June 2020

Chocolate munching reptile

having a field day in the house he is!

arriving on a mission – to empty larder cupboards –

munching on oranges, strawberries and lemons

even limes take his sweet tooth to 7th Heaven

Lemon sorbet’s and Chocolate cake can’t

escape his grasp

of course – it would be easier if you can see him – it’s

not that easy when he’s disappeared into the woodwork

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Childhood Food Fruit Garden Growing up Poetry

Innocence

A tale of Growing up, by inky.

Pears (Pairs?) an image by inky, created in Photofox

The fruit fell lightly from the branch

to underneath the tree

my little nephew picked them up

and asked a question of me

“Uncle, i know pears are ready to eat

when they’ve fallen from the tree

but why do we call them pairs ?

when there’s clearly three ?”

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Colours Food Fruit Poetry

Green Apple

#CYW #GrannysmithApple

Grown out on a fine fruit tree

really sweet taste

expectations – nice in a pie or strudel

enveloped in a parcel of filo with raisins and sultanas or

newly pressed in a juice or in a cider

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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

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Colours

Laser Lemon

#Coloryourworld #Cyw #Laserlemon

Whatever you do

be careful with that zingy coloured fruit

as you carve through the peel for its zest

it’ll come back at you as fast as lightning

blink – and you’ll miss it as it flies headlong toward your eye

it’s a flavour that’ll make your tongue sing

and bring a tang to any fruit pie

but watch out – its a fruit that’ll fight back!

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Acrostic Colours

Jazzberry Jam

#CYW #Jazzberryjam

Jump and jive

as the berries do their thing

zipping around

zestily with the sugar

becoming an exceptional spread

expect to find in jam butties up and down the land

revelling in the same place as the

raspberries and strawberries – tween two pieces of bread

yipping and zipping a taste around as you eat

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Character Drink Food Poetry Seasons

In the Fridge

#Napowrimo #Inthefridge

Salford. 8th April 2020

A tale of an ice cube in Summer, by Inky

An ice cube took a holiday

from the freezer he was in

took a trip to warmer times

enjoying with a grin

He sat on a place by some fruit

just by the processed meat

and began to drip on his saucer

staying together – a bit of a feat

Avoiding the butter and onions

he waited in his pool

dripping away in the fridge

while others thought it cool

but then oh what a great big show,

as into a jug he did go

joining the fruit and ice cubes in the pool

keeping the humans lovely and cool

Categories
Colours

Green-Yellow


#CYW #Green-Yellow

There’s something about your shade

you could be a fresh lemon, or a zesty lime on the canvas

the artist just can’t decide,

for the fruit in the bowl can be your colour while it ripens up

turning yellow or green when its ready for eating

Categories
Poetry

Combine

#Fowc #Combine

I. Baking

Take your favourite root vegetable

add it with some fat, flour, and a sugar for sweetness

put some additional berries or nuts

stir in, and stick in the oven

when ready – retrieve – cut up

and enjoy

II. Art

Trying to get the colour of

flowers in the garden

isn’t that hard

dropping some red with blue, or blue with yellow,

produces some lovely colour for those blackberries

you’re capturing in that pot

III. Chemistry

Creating new substances from items in the lab

has to be done with care

elements coming together in glass beakers

make colourful mixes , sometimes with

intense reactions –

so it makes sense to use a bit of forward planning

take care with those acids and alkalis and look out at

reactions – don’t forget your gloves and goggles

you’ll be grateful you wore them if the mixes turn violent

IV. Crops

pointing headwards in the sky

threshed and processed for the best yield

then sent to the mill to meet the stones

crushing them down for bread flour

or maybe even cornflakes