Picnic days

#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

Nettles

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 colourful place

Imaginary

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

A Fine parade

#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

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.

Relish

Relish

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

Feast

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.

Masterpiece

#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 ?

Sandwiches

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.