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Nature Places Poetry

Boxed

Written for this week’s Photo Challenge from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Photo credit: Aleksandar Pasaric on Pexels.com.

They Call it “Modern Living”

as they rise up to the sky

colourful boxes in formation

thirty or fourty miles high

You would definately call it colourful

You could also call it cosy

You could even call it sardine-like

as you give your neighbours a nosy

Some like the format of it all

as they talk to the neighbours ‘cross the way

but some don’t like the shadows

its night in the middle of the day

Balconies round a patch of green

which after sundown, isn’t often seen

watching the clouds pass in the sky

and seeing the odd bird fly by

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Nature Poetry

Tokens

#Writephoto #Tokens

In a rock garden, secluded away from the weather

a hardened young magpie, is out to make things better

he’s building up a place, for his mate to lay eggs

or simply for somewhere to rest her legs

and with things he’s located about and around

he’s decorated the nest site and the surrounding ground

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Colours Nature

Orchid

#cyw #orchid

Over time the orchid plant

Releases the colour hidden away in its stems

Crafting flowers of such beauty, you would have thought

Heaven’s angels had crafted each one

It takes time to grow an orchid with such colour and beauty, but its

Definately worth every second waited

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Nature

Darkness

#Writephoto #Darkness

Due to a change in Ra’s schedule

Arrangements were made to entertain the wildlife

Rainclouds danced about in the changing sky, but they

Kept on calling for the sun to stay about

Night time wasn’t fun for most of the animals in the fields

Exception ? those living under ground who would

Surface, during the dark hours for a

Snack or two.

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Poetry

Taking Five

#Relaxation #Elephant #Watering hole

Pampering after a long day in the

african sunshine

catching rainbows in their

homemade bubbles

younger members of the family

directing streams of water towards

either mum or dad

reaction – a rockabye in either trunk while in

muddier spots – hippo’s are happy in their holes

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Acrostic Nature

Shimmer

Beach (Image : SC Vincent)

Sole observer watching by the shore, as

hopping and skipping towards the beach

in a race to get to him

many of Neptune’s and Ra’s children

move hop skip and jump creating colourful patterns

each one hoping they’ll get there first

racing bring smiles to all who see it

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Acrostic Nature Poetry

Midnight Blue

#CYW #MidnightBlue

Moonlight

Moonlight brings a spot of colour to nightime

it brings a touch of blue to a

dreamy scene…highlighting the

number of marshmallow clouds floating

in the sky around the moon

gravitating tween the moon and her reflection in the

half-light dispersed by the water of

the lake below

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Acrostic Nature Poetry

Catching the wind

#writephoto #soar

Riding the storm (Image SC Vincent)

Swifter than their feathered brethren – they

welcome the signs of a changing breeze

it means they’ll be off with their cousins the swallows

for some warm air , seeds and sunshine, whilst

taking occasional naps under leafy sunshades

Some might say they float in the air

when these birds have their wings stretched out

imminent signs of departure – remote

for they’ll need to fill their bellies

to have the energy to fly towards the warm sun

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Poetry

Monday Morning Word

When you think of the humble raindrop,
Altering its shape by gravity
Taking the form of a clear wall, or corona in the stream
Each little drop, falls, chasing the others
Round drops and Rainbows cascade,
Falling into a pool down below.
Always constantly moving
Lovingly powered by the
Lakes and streams and clouds from above.

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Acrostic Birds Garden Poetry

Robin

#Robin #EuropeanRobin #Redbreast #Bird

Salford, 30th May 2020

European Robin : Image by Inky

Returning to the garden after a brief sojourn

our friend you find on christmas cards, was found resting on the fence

bringing a spot of additional colour to the trees in the garden

its possible, he was interested in the wildflower seeds

near the little spruce trees – but he raised a smile as he hopped about