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Acrostic Colours Nature

Lavender

Salford, 28th April 2020

#CYW #Lavender

Lavender by Inky

Located in a part of the garden

a plant that’ll go rampant if you let it

very nice smell – its natural oil

each stem full of fragrance ready to be crushed

notably used in perfumes

deodorant ? not so much

everyone seems to like its colours though

ranging from blue to light purple

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Colours Poetry

Fern

#coloryourworld #CYW #Fern

An acrostic for the Fern Colour on Tourmalines Coloryourworld challenge

Flowing fronds of green

each one coming from a central point

reminding me of an octopus or squid –

not squelchy, but just as many arms!

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Colours

Dandelion II

Down in the family garden

a roaring yellow flower lives in the borders

next to the hyacinths, roses, and tulips

Don’t think this is your standard “Weed”

each one of these has their own shape and colour

liked when the mane disappears and the seed heads transform

into something more light and fluffy

on the right days these travel through the air – when

new yellow flowers begin to grow.

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Poetry

Root

#fowc #root

Root Vegetable (Parsnip) , (P) by inky from stock art

the source of the plant

grown from the seed

fed from the soil

Out of Sight

Unseen by most

till dug by the gardener

keeping those flowers

in perfect bloom

all the way to autumn

Special roots – Cleaned

and cooked in the oven

are tasty in stews

Edible Garnish

for the Sunday Roast,

sweet, juicy, tasty

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Nature Outdoors Parks Poetry

Falling through the cracks

#octpowrimo #nature

Salford, 11th October 2018

It’s hard for a seed

To grow up in the big city

As it flies from its mum

And falls to the floor

Drifting in the wind

If lucky, it will land

Onto soft warm soil

But usually, it finds concrete

So it sleeps , and it grows

Fed by the rain

While it finds its own way

Through the sand and the drains

Popping up for sunshine

To the world saying hello

Don’t pull it from the pavement

For a bit, let it grow.

Here’s Another poem on a tree seed Helicopters, feel free to take a look and comment

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Food Fruit Garden

Blackberries

#CFFC #LetterK #BASIC #Salford #Garden

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Hidden away among a mountain of leaves

the humble blackberry grows on its branch

biding its time till a meeting awaits

when it drops down into a sugary pool

and parties with its pals

no selfies needed here – they’re all jammin’

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Character Outdoors Parks Poetry

Toadstool

Toadstools, growing by a tree on Salford Quays (Image: Brian F Kirkham)

a late night poem, rewritten from my notebooks – enjoy.

 

In cold damp and dark

out in the park

a small brown toadstool

sits hiding in the grass

shy and retiring

not best in its class

sheltered by reeds, in the wind and rain

camouflauged by the grass

drinking slowly from the drain

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Garden Nature Outdoors Poetry

Ode to a cactus

Prickle

Cactus

Once only found in Desert sand

a gardener decided to hatch a plan

developing a succelent

that’s happy at home, as well as gardenment

living in pots of sandy soil

whilst in the heat other plants toiled

this funny green plant, just grew away

amusing those in the garden at play

flowering in the sunshine smile

the cactus kept children amused for a while

as they spent the passing hours

counting his blooming colourful flowers

and being shorter than his bigger kind

the cats and dogs they didnt mind

for when their paws did feel a prickle

they smiled – for the cactus – kind of tickled

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Nature Photography Poetry

Transient

Transient

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gathered together

waiting on the western wind

dandelion seed

 

ready for the off

travelling on the airflow

dancing under clouds

 

landing in a green

settling down to sleep

new flowers take form

 

The son of plot a

sets root growing in plot b

as tree line grows

 

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Acrostic Flowers Nature Poetry

Descend

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Descend

Saturday 20th May 2017

During a dandelion seeds travels

each one rises up into the air,

some travel further than others

carried by the wind

eventually though, they gently drop to

nearby ground, where after a short rest they become

dandelions new, with bright yellow flowers