Creature in the House

#Animal #Acrostic #Poetry #Writeclub

Salford, 15th June 2020

Chocolate munching reptile

having a field day in the house he is!

arriving on a mission – to empty larder cupboards –

munching on oranges, strawberries and lemons

even limes take his sweet tooth to 7th Heaven

Lemon sorbet’s and Chocolate cake can’t

escape his grasp

of course – it would be easier if you can see him – it’s

not that easy when he’s disappeared into the woodwork

Jams and Jaguars

#CFFC #LetterJ #BASIC

A couple of photos taken from sessions at BASIC Clicks, the photography group i belong to at the Brain and Spinal injury centre in Salford

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for starters – here’s the Jaguar .

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And here’s some pics of some Jam (Raspberry) and Lemon curd, common thread ? all items were photographed at BASIC. The Jams were made at Food for Thought, BASICs Cafe – they’re tasty on a piece of toast or a crumpet!

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Lemon Curd – Ready for Spreading (p) BFK 2017

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Raspberry Jam and Lemon curd (p) BFK 2017

Green-Yellow

#Coloryourworld #CYW #Green-Yellow

The painter mixed up his colours

a little too much in the mixing palette

as the citrus in the bowl

seemed confused in the final act…

 

Those bananas look like they’ve been picked too early

and are those lemons or limes ?

a confusing picture from the artist

to which watching you’ll spend some time

 

But the green – yellow colouring is perfect

to the greengrocer picking the fruit

he’s picked fruit under ripe – so there’s no room to gripe

while you wait for the colour to take root.

Zingy!

Zing!

Zesty yellow lemons 🍋

infuse a certain something, when

navigating the crispy coating of a cod or plaice

got to admit .. its fresh in flavour,

yes .. I will have some more!

zingy red chilli 🌶

is just the thing, when bringing out the flavour of 🍖

Note though, add too much and you can ruin a dish.

great Scott!  It brings the heat to a 🍛

yet without it, they always seem tame

Fruity Rainbow

Roy G. Biv

In response to the Roy.G.Biv Challenge on the Daily Post.

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I’ve seen rainbows in the sky, but they’ve never been as vibrant as the ones in the Greengrocers shop window

Rich Red Strawberries – it amazes me how he can get them even in Winter, but they’re tasty with sugar and cream.

Oranges – I’ll eat these till they come out of my ears, but a zesty orange sets me up for the day.

Yellow Lemons – perfect for Lemon Dishes (of course) and an accompaniment for any cocktail drink.

Green Limes – the Lemons cousin, this is nice either in a Drink or a flavouring in a sponge cake – Like the Lemon, it needs a little sugar to cut through the sharpness

Blackcurrants – wonderful flavour – works marvels in a local drink with raspberries and grapes round my neck of the woods (Manchester, UK) – Vimto

Indigo – actually the colour of “RED” Grapes – nice in a fruit salad

and last but not least Violet – the colour of Damsons – which when in a jam turns rice pudding a lovely purple colour.

Lemonade

Written for National Poetry Month – A Tale of Lemons and Lemonade

 

If life gives you lemons
make lemonade,

Yellow like sunshine
sharp but – somehow sweet

An acid taste
brought down by sugar

A tale of life embodied
in a single fruit

Grown in a sun drenched orchard
on trees with waxy leaves

You started green – but soon grew
as you lost your pigment blue

and squashed in a press
you gave up your juice
and entering fizz
let your flavours loose

each drop enough

to quench the driest of thirsts

 

Sign of summer – embodied
in every colourful sun drenched bubble