Categories
Acrostic Drink Poetry

Cordial

#Fowc #Cordial

Crafted from the finest grapes, raspberries and blackcurrants

Out of the copper kettle it came

Reinforced with herbs and spices , not forgetting the sugar

Drank in a ceramic mug

It’s something to be enjoyed either hot or cold, but

As its Autumn, and Winter is around the corner

Likelihood is you’ll be warming your fingers around the mug holding it

Categories
Childhood Growing up

Hands

I

Holding on

to a big hand

when very little

II

Little spoons

for eating up

mushed up rusks

III

Counter-weight

as wobbly feet

master walking

IV

Calculation , English and Art

Mastered over weeks months and years

With help from Mum and Dad

V

Pulling on Shirts, Jumpers and Trousers

On way to big school

Waving hello to new friends

Categories
Poetry Time

Auditors

Thieves of time,

Subtle in their art

As a penny passed tween one weight and another

Carefully counterbalanced

So the cogs of the clock turned round

Just so

Cogs kept moving

The giant hour hand

As minutes passed on by

Whilst the second hand, cried

People stared at their time pieces

Trying to get it back

But the clocks in the town hall square

All wailed out of time

Listen up people…in orchestral chimes

The auditors have been in….and committed a crime…

Categories
Clocks History Poetry Time

Clock

in response to the daily post Clock

Clock
by Brian F Kirkham
Salford, Monday 25th July 2016

Time moves
as the Earth goes round
the burning sun
moments pass by

Before the cog
a marker in ground
marked moments in time
shadows of the sun

Mechanical cogs turn
around in circles
turning the time
around and around

Seconds pass into Minutes
as Minutes turn into Hours
and as hours go by
The sun switches with the moon

The clocks second hand keeps moving
along with the earth
pushing the minute hand as
the hours move on

and events recorded by scholars

as the seconds pass on by

kept as a document of time

a thing called History.