we went looking for bugs in the garden
each of us using a magnifier,
every kind of insect was spotted
varying from a caterpillar to a spotty ladybird
in fact many were interested in our
looking glass – 7 weevils in a line looked like monsters!
Each piece carefully crafted
laid out and fixed into place
creating a picture for the eye
sometimes you have to take a step back
but as you do the pieces of the jigsaw come in
sharp in focus
Stained Glass Window
brought about by a fall from grace
refractions in the glass begin to congregate
over time they form channels which
keep on getting bigger till
eventually…there’s the sound of parting atoms … and theres
nowt left to do but to wrap up the broken bits and put them in the bin
For years now, people have been
ranting over the amount of packaging an item is wrapped in.
a thing they need to consider is where it’s
going to. There’s a lot of movement in a delivery van, and
if the owners don’t want their precious vases turned into a jigsaw puzzle
lifting the cargo will take a little bit of t.l,c.
equally, it will remind the removals team not to use them as a rugby ball
Tuesday 10th April 2018
lighting up the darkness
for all who seek the light
colours brighten the morning sky
produced by insects that do fly
up the trees and plants around
feeding on nectar, without making a sound
to others they brighten a darkened day
but they’re happy to just fly around and play.
Salford 18th September
Poem borrowed from my page at Allpoetry.com
A tale a bit crafty, a bit religious, but all by me
Artwork created at Craft Sessions at Brain & Spinal Injury Charity in Salford.
As the Sun comes up,
its light shines through
the panels of coloured glass
angling the now coloured light
painting a picture,
of scenes on a floor
And as the sun shines,
through that brightly coloured window
reds cast with yellows
and greens cast with blues
as molten lead holds on tightly,
keeping the picture alive
Salford 3rd September 2017
its interesting the way things are valued
I’ve returned to this pic i took at the local art gallery, currently displaying some pieces from the Pilkington factory, once of Salford, now St. Helens.
Of course , every item has its price tag. There is a replacement value for Insurance purposes….initial cost of production….blah blah.
The artist will want their recognition of course, the irony ? Their work’s rises upon death – thanks to some VERY Shrewd investors.
But the cost to replace the artwork – is priceless – for it would take a great deal of time, skill and blood sweat and tears to replace the artwork behind the glass panel. And once the artisan has passed, you could copy his/her work…but it would never match the original….it would be a pale imitation
drop it….and it might get its value back….buried and recovered decades later….
So, with that in mind – here’s a pic of a local northern landmark from a local artist (you might know him, you’re reading his stuff!!!) – lets call it £10 for a print
4th August 2017
Got to the end of the bottle
Looking back at your achievements
Are you happy with what you’ve done
Some say your glass is almost empty, whilst others
Say its till full to the brim – Seize the Moment – Seize the day.
Behind every cordial known to kids
On the Supermarket shelf
The humble glass bottle – A marvel of invention
Take it off the shelf – consume the fruity contents – and return as soon as possible
Lots of kids lined up outside the newsagents
Expecting a shiny silver coin for “Takin’ the bockles back”
Salford, 31st May 2017
The cheesecake didn’t last that long
its remnants lying on the bottom of the crystal glass tray
shortcake digestive and chocolate crumbs
combine with the faintest of pink swirls
created as the strawberry sauce
dripped down onto the glass