#summer #food #sport #garden
24th June 2018
Perfect time to relax in the Garden
In the shade of a cool umbrella, out of the sun
Cucumber sandwiches and iced lemonade
Nice accompaniament to the Barbecue chicken
Inside the wicker basket – under the foil
Chocolate cake for afters – the perfect sweet
I took a walk recently around a well known beauty spot in the northwest of England. A cautionary tale.
out in civilised city life
in that seemingly picturesque garden park
its a jungle out there
as you contend with those flying bugs and ants
coming off the river to disturb your lunch
bugspray keeps them away
but watch your legs … something worse lies around
keep a dock leaf handy….those nettles sting hard!
The seeds of creativity
come from a blank page
ideas held in seed form
spread and grow in the mind
a pencil, sandwich and cream soda
the architects tools
as rainbows cast across lemonade seas
marshmallow clouds and fudge trees
provide perfect plates
for a teddy bears picnic
#park #garden #family #adults #children #rain #language #weather #acrostic
borrowed from my pages on allpoetry.com
Some of the language,
applied by the adults
could not be readily
repeated in front of the young
but when you’re promised sunshine and its
lashing down buckets of H20 on
everyone’s heads – picnic ruined
understandably – its the forecaster to blame
#Coloryourworld #cyw #Unmellowyellow
Hardly the mellowest flower in the garden
your bright colour screams for attention –
a central figure among the reds and the blues
look at me! you cry as people picnic on the green grassy lawn.
surrounded by you and your siblings
they agree as they feast on their banana sandwiches
and drink their old fashioned lemonade
you certainly brighten up the day.
Really summery days see days on the front lawn
Everyone in a straight
Line, waiting for the meats on the grill and chef
Inviting them to try,
Something tasty and flavoursome on their
Hot Dog, Burger or Veggie Delight
Take a crisp blue sky
and a gentle breeze
and add a little heat
Sand or Sea is optional
but a mat or blanket – essential
Sandwiches – Tomato or Cucumber
(or if you prefer) Ham or Beef
prepare a little salad
to serve on the plate beneath
Lemonades a nice drink you might want to take
or maybe a smoothie or ice-cream milkshake
The Grown-ups take coffee – or water for tea
in a well lined thermos – away from the bees
For afters – some fruit or perhaps a pie
Chocolate’s a favourite – I don’t want to lie!
but a nice way to finish this picnic – a dream
is a small bowl of strawberries – topped off with ice cream.
#Blogging101 #Napowrimo #Food #Sandwiches
Preparation from the Art Student a Must
Ingredients sourced from the finest grocery
Masterfully composed on the wholemeal bread
Meats combined with flavours of Spicy Sauce
Selected vegetables add to the flavour
Together they form a Medley
In the picnic box forming a flavour – all of their own
Making a Lunchtime treat for the local park in the sunshine
Everybody enjoying the concoction – but what to drink ?
With Christmas drawing to an end, I thought I might share this piece I wrote for the Great British Write Off, hosted by Forward Poetry to get you in the mood for warmer spells.
Little Jim’s done something very bad!
He played a trick on his Mum and Dad,
enjoying an extra seaside tea –
Wolfing down the fillings with some glee.
It would not been as bad, before –
If bread had not met seaside floor.
And so, the butties, once so grand
have fillings that are mainly – Sand.
To avoid detection, he will sit
by the sandwiches – now full of grit
Whilst Mum and Dad wonders, what’s hiding in their tea?
That extra filling that’s come from the sea.