Challenge 30 – No9

Monuments

Older than me

For this challenge, I scoured the archive of my photos looking for an old photo…..I didn’t find one (Ha Ha) but among my archive I did find this

Stowell Spire


The old spire of Stowell Memorial Church

Just up the road from where I live in Salford. It was built in the 19th Century, and the spire still shows the date on when it was first built.

Upon its decommission as a church the spire was given a bit of a spruce up and is now a local landmark by the entrance to the motorway.

I wrote an acrostic on the spire – and you should find it below in the related section.

Three coins in the Fountain

Architecture, Childhood, Cities, Cityscapes, Monuments

Three Coins in the Fountain

Salford, 7th June 2016

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Three coins in a fountain, in a patch of green in a City in Europe

Three coins – thrown in at first light of a Mediterranean Morning

Three coins, shimmering under the blue water

Three coins, magnified in the wet

Three coins, small currency, change for a coffee

Three coins, they shine, One silver – two copper

Three coins, that made a little one smile

Three coins, for three little wishes

Three coins, that travelled quickly – high in the sky

Three coins, that splashed down to a marbled fountain bed

Monument

History, Monuments, War

In response to

<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/ready-set-done-4/”>Ready, Set, Done</a>

Statue

Sitting on Marble

Surveys his patch of Green.

Oh, Noble Father of this Town

See the

Fruits of your Tremendous Feet

As Colour covers ground

With Happiness

All Round

 

A Mirrored Syllable Poem where the top half of the poem (2-4-6-8)

Mirrors the Form on the Bottom (8-6-4-2)

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Immortalized in Stone.”

Sat at a writing desk

telling a tale

making readers smile

without fail.

No ink to speak of,

a laptop instead

writing down memories

that they’ll read of – when dead.

Legacy strong – held now in trust

Your own self portrayed in a statue or bust

and sharing a space with the great and the good

among other statues in a square or a wood

Captured in a Moment

Art, Monuments, Poetry