Categories
Health Life Poetry

Barometer

Salford, 20th January 2020

Bodies like mine, are like
a Barometer – they
react to extremes
of hot and cold – never
mind the big toe test when you
enter the water in the bath
the merest retreat of the mercury is
enough for me to seek out a cure for the
rheumatism in my back, knees, and ankles

Categories
Cooking Food Poetry

Dough

#fowc #Dough

Down in a corner of the kitchen

Over by the bread bin and

Under a tea towel

Great things are happening – the bread’s beginning to prove

Hot ovens await, and butter and jam soon after

Categories
Colours Poetry

Hot Magenta

#CYW #HotMagenta

Salford Street sign – in Hot Magenta

Its not what you’d call a subtle colour

and it couldn’t be called pink or purple

a fiery marriage where red meets blue

but mother nature seems to like

using their off spring to bring a bit

of eye catching colour to the garden

look around you’ll see it every where else too

in signs, on walls and in windows

the future’s bright – the future’s …. Magenta

Categories
Poetry

Stairs

#fowc #stairs

Stairs , Image by Inky

Some would say – ascending to new heights

travelling by foot between one floor and another

aiming to reach the other floor

in time for your central heating to kick in

relaxing in your cosy sitting spot and watching

snowflakes passing the bedroom window

Categories
Abstract Food

Barbecue

#Fowc #Barbecue

Painting - Sausages on a Grill

Best Beef Sausages

Are happily sizzling over

Roasting hots coals

Beefburgers drip hot fat in

Expectation of sizzling onions

Currently cooking on a skillet, while

Up on the far table – next to the sesame seeded buns

Every kind of sauce and relish imaginable – they’ve even got Curry!

Categories
Poetry

Preparation

The aviators are circling

Preparing for their next great journey

It was great the past few weeks

In the warmth of a summer sun

But now they’re circling

The skies again

Getting ready to head off

To a place where it’s a little bit warmer

The cats and dogs smile at the sight

As the feathered friends flock, and prepare to take flight

Categories
Acrostic Food Poetry

Hidden chillis

Hiding in plain sight on your pizza

Innocent looking vegetable, scattered among the pepperoni

Divided by red onion and tomatoes, that ain’t no sweet pepper!

Devilish kick, and a rise in heat

Encapsulating the tongue

No wonder you’re sweating.

Categories
Cooking Poetry Seasons Summer

Cooking off hot stones

the mercury rose again today

over at the campsite….they don’t need a match

just a circle of stones baking in the mid morning sun

plonking the pan on top and waiting

waiting for the small drop of oil

to start sizzling.

Categories
Concentration Food Poetry

Broken

Broken

the elaborate jigsaw

lies strewn on the floor

of the coffee house

jagged shards of porcelain

cast out in a circular pattern

across the marble floor

perhaps the barista

should have taken note

of the temperature of

the coffee machine

Categories
Acrostic Clothes Poetry

Sleeve

Sleeve

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sometimes it’s handy for your average shirt to have two

long sleeves…particularly in the cold months

except right about now, planning a trip somewhere by the

equatorial line where it’ll be warmer than home

veering north, a shorter sleeve for summer months and

elevated temperatures