Bank Holiday Monday

Easter, Holidays, Poetry

#Easter #Holiday

The collective heads at the weather office

looked dumbfounded at the view outside the window

it was a common convention – it rained on a Bank Holiday

and yet, blue skies and sun were the order of the day

flowers were drenched in sunshine

and people were enjoying picnics in the park

as confectioners ran with their easter eggs

to keep their creations whole.

Time travel

Beach, Growing up, Memories, Photography

#Promptuarium #Photo Album


The Sands of time seem to pass
so slowly when you’re young
the cogs in the clock
seem like they don’t even move

And yet, sat with your nephews
on the big comfy sofa
you watch time go back
almost in an instant

Moments of fun
spent as a child
creating lines of sandcastles
on a northern beach

Decorations of seashells
and seaweed – covering the scene
as you and your pals
from down the street – enjoy an icecream

And faces gone – but not forgotten

look as fresh as the day the camera captured

the day little feet took a cautious dip

into northern waters

Memories

Acrostic, Freedom of Expression, Seaside

#memories

Many a happy time

Enjoyed on the shoreline

Munching away at the contents

Of a well prepared picnic basket

Roast chicken sandwiches and strawberry tarts

Iced buns and banana pudding….

Eaten on a camp blanket, by a rocky shelter

Somewhere where the sardines are safe from the local seagulls

Another poem on Memory : https://inkdrops.blog/2015/10/16/broken-biscuits-jigsaw-puzzles/

Nettles

Nature, Places, Poetry

That Stings!

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!

A Fine parade

Acrostic, Eating, Life, Weather

#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
enfants

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

Unmellow

Character, Colours, Garden, Nature, Parks

unmellow

#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.

Feast

Eating, Food, Fruit, Fun, Garden, Strawberries, Treat

Feast

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.