night skies

Thursday 6 December 2018

A rewrite of a poem i scribbled back in August 2010, the view inspired me to share it with you.

The moon plays hide and seek

as the air drops

casting a line of cloud

on the dark satin sheet of night

On occasion, peeking through 

the sheet of cloud he yells peek a boo

joining his neon friends, painting the night

shades of pink, yellow and white

as hours follow minutes as seconds pass by

and animals make noise on the land and the sky

as to this day, we bid a fond goodbye

COLD NIGHTS

Sunday 25 November 2018

It might seem a bit funny – but I’m starting to miss the warm weather

the sun and its friend,  mercury seem to have beaten a retreat

nights are drawing in, and furthermore – so is the cold

looking out of the window, it doesn’t even look like night

but the sun has taken its leave – and outside its not bright

perhaps i should have appreciated it when it was in town

when people were sat on the beach – getting brown

For now , i’m not sat by the beach

The warmth has gone – its out of reach

So i’ll sit by the heater with reading planned

and a Mug of hot cocoa – ee thats grand!

Four paws

Out of the dawn

And the leaves of his hiding place

Comes the king of the urban jungle

Lightly skipping towards the garden fence

And a well furnished bowl

Of the latest catch

Breakfast beckons

Dancing on the moon

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From out of relative darkness

Comes brightness

Was it the moment of clarity

Brought about by the smile of Luna

Or that single moment

When you smiled, at the simple fact

I couldn’t live without you

For now I’m skipping and hopping

Out on the stars

Because of three simple words

Whispered softly in my ear

Sun travel

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#Weather #Poetry

Ra passed by his friends the clouds

as the earth turned Northern skies from Day to Dusk

in travelling from west to east

newly formed stratus went pink in surprise

by ra’s disappearance to a temperature rise

out on eastern skies began the day

while in northern skies moon and stars they played

 

Black cat

Salford, 4th February 2018

Singing it’s calls in the middle of the night

A black cat appears with four paws white

Out of the cover he pops up his head

Skipping into garden, waiting to be fed

Wailing kept silent, for his owner still sleeps

So round garden with mouse, he gently creeps

Horizon

Horizon

It’s that bit, where the sky meets the sea

the place where sun and moon go up and down

to tell the difference tween day and night

an elusive fellow by nature

as he looks so far away when you look at him

by the time you think you’ve got to where he is

he’s either ten miles in front – or stood behind you

Enjoying the Christmas Lights

Salford 23rd December 2017

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Christmas festivities have been going on a pace this week, and as a typical Salfordian Male – i made the error of letting it wash all over me till This week

Strange as it may seem though – i’ve covered everybody’s christmas presents (even dad’s)

The Nephew’s will be getting their Merlin Passes renewed – the largest purchase – and i’ll leave that till after boxing day

Mum and Little Blister have their chrimbo pressies sorted as have Dad and B-I-L but i’m not bringing up what i’ve bought them less they read this blog.

Will no doubt be meeting up with Uncles and Aunties over christmas – and purchases will be made post boxing day and delivered in the run up to new year

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Happy Christmas everyone…..If it seems i’ve gone ‘off grid’  for the next few days – its because i have….this bear will be hibernating….love christmas….cant stand the cold!

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Deep Space (Darkness)

#coloryourworld #cyw #black #space

During the night

as the earth turns

the sky turns black

distant stars

appear as mere pin-pricks

in a velvet sky

 

whilst the other half is at work and play

the half cast in midnight

sleeps soundly away