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Airforce Art Poetry

In the Hangar

#IWM #Airfix #Duxford

D-Day Spitfire Airfix – Made and Photographed by BF Kirkham.

A poetry piece by B.F. Kirkham.

There’s a bucket of wings on the table,

but this ain’t no KFC

You’re there with your mates at the ready

and take home a plane for free

You pick up the pieces as listed

the fellow from museum there to help

as your classmates fumble with pieces

and boys and girls start to yelp

Behind you is the perfect model –

they tell you it took men all those years

as part of the wing it does come off

and it almost brings you to tears

Patience – comes call from behind you

as you fiddle with the pieces for a while

it won’t take you long – and you can’t get it wrong

as the teacher gives you a smile

Suddenly it all comes together

the tail end the wings and the prop

resembling that big plane behind you

and its something you don’t want to drop

So you say ta to the model instructor

with your plane that’s been made paid and mended

and your classmates all fly, those planes from time gone by

before the trip to the museum is ended.

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Photography Poetry

Hard as nails

#SoCs #Nails

Raptor jet (Airfix) Built and photographed by inky

The pieces of the plane

snapped together quite remarkably

from propeller to wing to cockpit

it’s parts have kept together

locked in tight – no need for a hammer or nails

superglue ? redundant

it would take some serious force

for it (or any of it’s fellow squadron)

to lose their wings

though there is a case

gravity may play a hand

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Acrostic

Risk

The reality is usually greater than the prize

if you want to leap out of a plane, or over a cliff edge – you

sometimes have to understand the dangers of what you’d call “Fun”

killing yourself in the search for thrills ? Not a great idea.

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Airforce Poetry

Legacy

D-Day Spitfire, one of three planes (built by me) on my windowsill
D-Day Spitfire built and photographed by Inky


Lately , with the health lockdown i’ve been

Engaged in craft activity, whilst being away from the Museum

Great planes now parade on my windowsill

A squadron from D – Day to Modern day – though

Come to think of it , I’m yet to get my paws on

Your really modern planes – the eurofighter or the F-22
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Acrostic IWM North Museum Poetry

Achievement

#poetry #learning #expectation

Salford 16th February

A piece on school visits

Three coaches rolled up in the car park

One blue, one black, one green

Passing auntie, the football and the shops

Traffic jams were no fun

Or Waiting for the man with the sign to

Pass go from stop

There were grumbles getting off the coach

Old Trafford exchanged for the war museum

Pupils listening to sir, bore on

The security …. more of the same, but

Out of a corner….a new name

Person from a new place….change of space

Tanks and planes…new things to see

Objects to touch….and all for free

People to tell tales of air land and sea

And your guide at the entrance is about the space

A person to turn to with a friendly face

Telling a tale of the car, plane and gun

Making your visit a bit more fun

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IWM North Poetry

Recipe for Learning

Salford 5th February 2020

A tale of a meet and greeter at IWM North, Manchester

Take a good handful of young minds

and interesting artifacts from a fire engine to a British tank

under some really unusual lighting

give them a tale of a teapot smashed and

hold their attention with items in a display – leave for 5 –

then let them handle an old helmet or two

! While you tell them all about it !

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Poetry

Derail

#Octpowrimo #Fowc #Derail

Days are funny things

Everyone plans what they’ll be doing

Running through – so nothing goes wrong

And everything goes the way they want – but

Instead – something gets in the way

Like a delayed bus, train or plane

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IWM North Museums Photography

Challenge 30 – No17

Behind the scenes

1st February 2019

A couple of Shots from the Lens of my Nikon Camera

The First shot – taken at IWM Duxford, in Cambridgeshire, Taken from under the wing of a Lancaster Bomber.

The Second Shot….setup of experimental shots with BASIC Clicks, capturing Water Movement. This shot was a bit of a group effort, as each part of the shot from pouring the water to setting up the deflector took 1 person each in its creation

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Poetry

Disappear

Disappear

where did he go ?

that master of the air

flying his plane without a care

he drifted his wings out into the fog

over the plains and the wet soggy bogs

and the plane spotters radioed out to the skies

hoping his plane would return in surprise

but over the radio the controller was in tears

our master aviator …in the skies….disappeared!

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Colours Holidays Poetry Travel

Wild blue yonder

Wby

#coloryourworld #cyw #wildblueyonder

 

Heading out to sunnier climbs

the sea looks jewel like from up here

an absent-minded deity

must have dropped it from above

 

Wild blue yonder – tween sky and space

up in the clouds – the planes keep a pace

so passengers landing, on islands they’ll stay

and enjoy some sun, some rest and some play

 

Nothing to see but sea and sky

as through the marshmallow clouds we fly

heading for azure waters of greece

and sun, sea, quiet and peace