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Acrostic Autumn Nature Poetry Seasons

Chestnut

#CYW #Chestnut

6th November 2019

Coming from two trees that hold its name

Horse and Sweet varieties exist

Each Autumn kids can be found playing games with conkers

Sweet fare created from the conkers sibling

Tartlets and pies and they’re even used at the Christmas table

Note however – you can’t eat the conker

Unless of course – you happen to be a squirrel

Though its easier if you find one – to plant it for a new tree.

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Poetry

Two Squirrels

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Promptuarium, 18th August

You meet all sorts in your local park

two furry vermine were scampering past the bowling green

when they both sought my advice on

where the tastiest seeds were

“The Hazel tree is off to the west,

but the Conker tree has started dropping its seeds”

I told them,

they paused , then headed for the conker tree

where they fed like kings

before nodding me a thank you

and scampering for some hazelnut dessert

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Acrostic Life Poetry

Mallet

Mallet

Maybe

all those in power would

like to sit back and contemplate, their

local populus might appreciate some gentler thinking than

extruding a nut with a heavy instrument

take some time, think things through

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Acrostic Colours Cooking Food Poetry Treat Treats

Almond

28th January 2017

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#cyw #Almond #coloryourworld

Admittedly, I like Almonds….

Like – when they’re scattered liberally over a bakewell sponge or

Made in to powder, and mixed with other ingredients for marzipan

Overall, the taste is really great in a cake

Nutty and sweet – from the seed that escapes from that

Delicately pitted light brown casing

Some would say – they’re delicious! (especially in chocolate!)

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Acrostic Food Garden Nature Poetry

Chestnut

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#CYW #Coloryourworld #Chestnut

Crafted in the branches

High up the tree that holds its name

Every squirrels favourite treat

Stored in trees by the local wildlife

Tough to crack without the knowledge

Noted for its rounded flavour – goes well with Turkey

Understandably – you will see it around Christmas and Thanksgiving

Taken from the tree and roasted for the bird.