BASIC Poetry

Challenge 30 – No.29


#Challenge30 #old #Priceless

Art deco box – “Vintage”

You can put a value on anything

but to most people family heirlooms are priceless

Things handed down belonging to a loved one that’s passed

Items with stories, tales and memories

Character ? certainly Age ? Definately

Its not the age of the item – its the story it tells

even if it can’t speak – it’s timeless quality speaks for it

Art Arts BASIC Places Pleasures Poetry Religion

Stained Glass Window

Salford 18th September

Poem borrowed from my page at

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

Duck window
Museum Photography Places

Another Busman’s Holiday

Saturday 14th May 2016


I’ve had a rather fun morning today, walking around Peel Park and taking in the new exhibits at Salford’s Museum and Art Gallery.


The museum is home to Salford’s Art and Sculpture Collections, as well as being home to the Local History Library.  Before the Lowry Art Gallery was built on Salford Quays, it was also home to the Lowry Collection.


Currently the Gallery is hosting an exhibition of work by the workers of the Pilkington Glass Factory, and also a photographic exhibition of the work of the Salford Born Musician – Graham Nash…Of Crosby,Stills,Nash and Young.

I enjoyed looking at the various pieces on display – but one particularly caught my eye 🙂


This little multi coloured glass pig…made in the Pilkington factory by one of the workforce.


After walking round the galleries, I took a look around the Victorian street recreated on the ground floor. I’ve wrote a couple of pieces on this on here and you can find them on my blog posts or on my Allpoetry profile.