Ascending II

Greece, Holidays, Poetry

Manchester (Via Rhodes) , 5th November 2018

As the fire took hold of the wood

I watched magical trails rise high in the air

Releasing colourful patterns in the sky

Rhodes ancient buildings painted

Over by Beautiful light

Created by Ignition – rising over walls and

Keep of the old city , bringing smiles to

Excited children and adults alike

Taking vacations on the island

Memories of a glass bottomed boat

Poetry

Rhodes, 18th October 2018

Watched with intent

As Mediterranean blue

Mixed with Aegean aqua

Travelling over waves

As crabs met tentacles

Admiring the land lubbers

Shellfish communicate with conch

The shows about to start

As hermit crabs scuttle towards the bigger fish

In an instant they appear

Waving a fin or a tentacle

In the greenest of blues

Catch of the day

Passes along the hull

To say hello and goodbye

Peculiar

Acrostic, Beach, Birds, Greece, Holidays, Life

Peculiar

A reflection.

 

Sat a cafe bar on a greek island, enjoying fish and chips

taking in the breeze off the azure blue sea and

observing the comings and goings of the day – when

reactions are heightened by two feathered locals

kept company down the marble path by their owner

 

! i’d tell you what they were – but i reckon you would guess!

Scarlet

Acrostic, Colours, Holidays, Poetry, Romance, Romantic

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She caught my view, in the Cretan sunshine

Casting a watchful eye over the fruits of the island

As our gazes met briefly, we smiled at one-another

Reacting to a momentary attraction

Long haired red head, with eyes of green

Enchanting young lady – with chance to meet at

The next mornings breakfast

 

Cerulean

Acrostic, Art, Colours, Holidays, Places, Poetry

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could it be chance or fate

every time I see this jewel of a colour

reminisences of holidays come flooding back

usually seen in the skies that met the sea

local buildings , in white were accented with it

each house with a roof door or wall in it

a perfect partner for the olive gardens set

next to the white sandy shoreline

Olive tree

Colours, Food, Poetry

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hanging delicately from your branches

in a cast of thousands

your colour casts Down on white chalky soil

as you soak up the rays from the Mediterranean sun

what you hold is prized up and down the land

by the farmer, the chef and the food fan

as you paint the town green

under azure blue skies.

Unfinished

Exhibit, Exhibits, Exploration, Greece, Heritage, Historical, History, Monuments, Museum, Museums, Poetry

Unfinished

During the sackings of Rome and Greece

The builders fled the construction site

Leaving the temple and markets to birds

As angry protesters had their words

The wreckage that built up was left in the sand

till one day a man from museum had plans

to recover the buildings located by sea

and learn of the heritage of the site for free

Islands

Beach, Holidays, Memories

Daily post prompt – Island

No man is an Island – that’s how the tale goes

But for one hour, around sunrise on Alykanas Beach, I truly was at home on this little Greek island – Zakynthos

We’d gone there on a family holiday.  The plane had landed late that night, so I let Mum and Dad and the rest of our party have an extended nap in the family apartment.

There was no one there – just me, the sea and an occasional sea bird.

The rock I was sat on, led directly to the path of the apartment.

So as the waves lapped against the shore, I saw the morning sky turn from dark into light.

And upon taking the picture below, I popped my toes into the coolness of the Mediterranean sea.

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