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Nature

Disaster

#fowc #Disaster

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

The islanders were not aware

the fates would turn their watchful glare

on them

The beast below was fast asleep

till something made it jump and leap

near them

And from the ground – and covering rock

the lava rained – giving people shock

round them

and rescuers gathered around

with every naval ship abound

to them

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Acrostic Nature Poetry

lean

#fowc #lean

tree, created from orginal photo by inky

like a rocket the shoots of the tree

extended out to the sky

and as it did – the winds blew it gently to and fro

now the trees arms are nearer to the squirrels than the birds

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Food Garden

Beetroot

I

Born in the ground

enjoying itself in the soil before being

elevated to new heights and

taken to the kitchen where it will

rest in vinegar and spices till it comes

out of the pickling jar and set

out on the plate as

the perfect side to the Lancashire hotpot

II

Pickling vinegar turns

Unusual colour –

Residing out of the root vegetable

Perfect stew – now peppered with coloured spots

Languishing lazily in the gravy that

Everyone enjoys

Categories
Poetry

What’s the world made of ?

#writeclub #Material #Question #Ground

Mountains made of metals

that need mining to be used

Minerals around the Metals

May also be fused

to make shiny new things for this and for that

and shirts ties and jumpers and coats and hats

occasionally the metals come up in liquid form

breaking through the crust – molten and warm

and the humans decided what costs them most

as some metals appear more common as toast

and as some make tractors so the farmers don’t toil

the chemists are putting stuff into the soil

the metals that feed the plants roots in the ground

made from the rocks from the Mountainous mound

and veggies and fruit are picked from the tree

so something tasty can be eaten for tea

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Abstract Poetry Sport

Heads or tails

#Socs #toss

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a piece on a coin toss for #Socs by inky

50:50 – I think that’s what they call it

chances of you picking the right side of the coin

It seems so plausible – there’s only two choices

but like a smaller version of a roulette wheel

the fates are rising and falling

with each turn of the coin in the air

and decisions fall in the victors favour

whether the head sees the skies or ground under foot

Categories
Animals Poetry

Takeover



Goats taking over llandudno (print by inky from original photo by A.Stuart)

Salford (Via Llandudno) , 31st March 2020

A tale of Goats in the welsh town of Llandudno, written by inky,

inspired by an ITV News article :

The Goats are taking over

and they’re heading into town

they’re happy to play, no-one to chase them away

for their shepherd’s gone to ground

The cars have abandoned the tarmac

so they’re running down the road

chomping on box wood and flowers

in their new abode

The goats are taking over

whilst the people are indoors

they’re coming down from the mountains

the pastures and the moors

The humans are all in their houses

so the goats have left hills for their tea

munching on grasses and heather around

as happy as can be on the ground

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Acrostic Flowers Nature Poetry

Descend

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Descend

Saturday 20th May 2017

During a dandelion seeds travels

each one rises up into the air,

some travel further than others

carried by the wind

eventually though, they gently drop to

nearby ground, where after a short rest they become

dandelions new, with bright yellow flowers

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Colours Nature Poetry Seasons

Spring greens

#Coloryourworld #cyw #spring-green

From down in the ground

on cold winter ❄️ months

long 🍃 leaves take time to grow.

 

As their heads pop up from the ground

rejoice! For their dark green foliage

utimately signal

mother nature fancies a change of scene

 

the mercury rises

and the flowers 🌺 are coming

spring has arrived.

Categories
Acrostic Colours Cooking Food Poetry Treat Treats

Almond

28th January 2017

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#cyw #Almond #coloryourworld

Admittedly, I like Almonds….

Like – when they’re scattered liberally over a bakewell sponge or

Made in to powder, and mixed with other ingredients for marzipan

Overall, the taste is really great in a cake

Nutty and sweet – from the seed that escapes from that

Delicately pitted light brown casing

Some would say – they’re delicious! (especially in chocolate!)

Categories
Acrostic Colours Nature Poetry

Burnt sienna

#Coloryourworld #Burntsienna #CYW

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Some would say,

It’s your magnetic iron that gives you your character

Earthy qualities you most definitely contain

Never understated – heated from your ore deep in the ground

Noted painters use you to create a picture of

Artisans pulling you from the ground