Categories
Poetry Time

MLMM – Time

#MLMM #Taleweaver #Time

A piece from the notebooks for this prompt – enjoy….Inky.

Time has many colours
The golden grains of sand in summer
that change the further south you go
moving by plane or wheels to and fro

Time denotes a special treat
An egg at easter, or a birthday type eat
or opening presents on Christmas morn
parents watch as the wrapping is torn

Time measures cooking of your Breakfast egg
or your Sunday Ham or Roast Lamb Leg
Time is the Now and the then on the Line
which crafts the drink from the grape on the vine

Time never stops, time moves on
that moment goes by, and then it has gone
Sand passes through chamber, and moves on the hand
of the watch on your wrist, humble or grand

And scholars of old, note history
of the Time, where men and women fought tyranny
A precious resource – its there, then its gone
Till your time runs out – but time moves on

Categories
Poetry

How do you spel dat ?

#school #schooldays #schooldaze #dinosaurs #spelling

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

Another rememberence

another skool – daze

where in “High School”

Armed with Splints, Pencils and Pens

you sat in year 1 Geography or History

discussing the big dine – o – saurs and where they lived

Tee-rhino-saw us and dip lod die cuss

on places not Salford or even London

and you wondered why they were talking of plates

when dinner was hours away

“Tri – cereal – Tops” ?

i much preferred Rice Krispies to Cornflakes

Categories
Poetry

Urban Archaeology

I

MMXX

a tie to the past

using an old numerical system

to tell you the year

and maybe the time

II

On a mission to bring Modernity

the diggers uncovered Tesserae

made from local clay

as architects called the uni

and builders downed tools for the day

III

They found some old spearheads, made by a legionnaire

and a clasp of a broach of a resident there

they said it were roman, as they found roman gold

and deduced they were at a market – where things were sold

IV

But as they kept looking – more modern things

were found by the roman antquities in the wings

Some shillings, and marble, a hammer, a thimble

found by a digger, who was quite nimble

V

And while the roman stuff goes to the big place

holding dinosaurs and plates

the modern stuff is staying in a place by the gates

so the people can see what was held in the ground

and the story of the objects that were found all around.

Categories
IWM North Museums Schooldays

History

#FOWC #History

Heralds wrote tales down in books, while

in caves, our ancestors painted the tales on walls

some documenting the building of great monuments

then others, telling tales of the horrors of war

of course, the stories that remain are the ones in the books

retold by scholars for minds of a different age, and

yet – time passes by – and History moves forward

Categories
Architecture IWM North Military Museum Poetry

Octpowrimo – Day 22 – Broken pieces

#Octpowrimo #Brokenpieces

Imperial War Museum North, Manchester UK (via the Inkwell), 22nd October 2019

How does someone express the act of war ?

take you through a hundred years

and tell that tale – that no one else can tell anymore.

The man with a vision

took a thing for brewing his cuppa

and changed it into something – iconic

Smashed with a hammer

Earth air and water

came together and reformed

Falling at the side of a waterway

painted by a painter

who’s centre stood next door

And in the evening sunlight

the air shard shone as shimmering light

cascaded off its solid steel

Morning beckons

and the tales from the shards

can be heard across town

from the tales within.

Categories
Poetry

What’s Awesome?

#Fowc #Awesome

Salford 4th June 2019

If this reads a bit like a list – It’s not supposed to be!

Rainbow list of all my stuff that makes my life awesome!

Things I’ve done, Places I’ve seen

Being a cog as part of a much larger machine

Taking up writing as self – therapy

Helping out run some great events for free

Colourful Image of Imperial war museum in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester
Imperial war museum , Greater Manchester (with a splash of colour)

Greeting students at the museum door

Laying down tiles of a competition floor

Greek acropolis, Rhodes
Artwork of Greek Acropolis, Rhodes

Rising to heights of an ancient scene

Keeping a log of the places I’ve been

Categories
Heritage Historical Poetry

Here and Now

Salford 19th February 2018

Present

I can look back on yesterday

Ponder my actions

Examine my thoughts

Tomorrow lies ahead

but sat here in the moment

its so far away

Preparation – in a short while

for journeys to come

can ease any last minute nerves

The future can wait

till the sun rises again

when tomorrow becomes today

Categories
Family Heritage Historical History

Traces

Roots

24th august 2017

they say everybody has roots.

those tiny little things that define history

traces of who you are, set in your DNA.

back when I was studying at university for my HND, I got the opportunity to research my family tree

looking back through birth records…to draw up a computer program connecting the dots.

starting from little sis and me, and mum and dad, their brothers and sisters, and granddad and grandma 👵

this seedling was grown on strong foundations … when I dug deep into the archive , with a little help from imperial war museum north, I found a tale on my Great Grandfather, on my dads side who fought in World War I.

and by following the path of the family tree, I found the answers to the tales told around the kitchen table.

it might be the genealogical cross tween a bonsai tree and and an elm, but my family tree is pretty big … and I’ve found roots that I never even knew existed.

its an ongoing project…but I’m enjoying the digging.

 

Categories
Time

Time Team 2117

Digging Up Your Digs

Amongst the mass of paper

the tools of this man’s trade

old typewriter – style laptop

and camera – 1990s grade

Books – you’d call them classics

Kipling, Hawks, Horwood, and Fforde ?

Sharing a space with this writer

I’m sure its a kind of reward

Doodles and paintings a plenty

conserved by a layer of dust

cartoons and landscapes from windows

should we show them ? Yes we must!

Categories
Heritage Historical History Inspiration Monuments Museums

immerse yourself

Immerse

Salford, 11th July 2017

when taking an interest in a subject, it pays to get the most of the subject matter.

Do your research, but don’t restrict yourself to a library 📚 books are great, however if you can see an item relating to your interest….it makes your interest  solid..  tangible.

Its  probably why I enjoy walking round the county museums and art galleries

taking in the counties art collections and exhibits and learning about the stories behind the picture.

I’ve covered the imperial war museum north a lot on this site.  But there are many other galleries that bring art and history to life.

Victorian Street at Salford Museum and Art Gallery - "Lark Hill Place"

Lark hill place in the city art gallery is one such example. Whilst others admire the paintings of Lowry and other local artists, You walk down an actual Victorian street.

You can see items in the windows, smell the smells of Victorian life and hear the sounds of a Victorian day…hear the hooves of the horses hitting the cobbles, and the clang of the blacksmith getting ready to replace those horses shoes …all before going back to modern life and enjoying your packed lunch.

immerse yourself….you will enjoy it