Magic

7th January 2019

#promptuarium

I’ve been doing the six word stories over Christmas…this piece is inspired by one

The tree may be gone for another year

and the decorations might be back in the box

but around and about the house

there’s enough pixie dust in the air

to bring a smile to a little child’s eyes

The box

#promptuarium

sat by the sea shore

left by some peg legged pirate

locked treasure awaits

uncovered booty

hidden away for decades

awaiting release

precious gold and jewels

lie sleeping in the casket

waiting for a key

Not so fun fair

Salford, 15th September 2018

#Promptuarium #funfair

notsofunfair

The park wasn’t the same since the incident

the big wheel now sits there alone

the funfair moved on – down the road to another town

no explanation given, and silence from its visitors

as gory decoration sways from the wheel

in the northern wind

 

Adventures in the garden

#Promptuarium #HugeCreatures

hugecreatures

we went looking for bugs in the garden

each of us using a magnifier,

every kind of insect was spotted

varying from a caterpillar to a spotty ladybird

in fact many were interested in our

looking glass – 7 weevils in a line looked like monsters!

Spacekid

moondust

Salford, 22nd August 2018

Another piece inspired by the #Promptuarium

Many thought you a funny kid

On most nights they’d see you staring into space

Overlooking the positions of the stars and the zodiac

No other subject interested you more

Destiny ? to be the first man to live – on a base on the moon

Until then – you sit out in the garden – plotting your way there

Satellites floating in zero gravity over your head as you

Track your course with telescope, pencil and paper

Two Squirrels

twosquirrels

Promptuarium, 18th August

You meet all sorts in your local park

two furry vermine were scampering past the bowling green

when they both sought my advice on

where the tastiest seeds were

“The Hazel tree is off to the west,

but the Conker tree has started dropping its seeds”

I told them,

they paused , then headed for the conker tree

where they fed like kings

before nodding me a thank you

and scampering for some hazelnut dessert

Beached

#promptuarium #Ontheshore

small hot fire burning

from the floating boat remains

captain toasting boat

Remains in a group

Under cover of a palm tree

Shelter above shade

Feasting like a royal

Tomorrow – commences hunt

fish on the menu

Manx Cat

Memory of a Moggy

Advanced in his years

Noted for the absence of an

eXistent tail

Cute as can be, wandering down peel harbour

As he looks out for fishy rewards

Tuna a favourite, but he’ll take Mackerel too

Fairy lights

4th July 2018

A piece of poetry from inky’s mass of notebooks, with a nod and a wink to the #promptuarium

Scattered like diamonds on black velvet

the sky sparkles like precious cargo

arrays of colours transmitted from light years away

really catching the eye in the way each ‘jewel’ twinkles

some would say – its taken time getting here – but to others – its instantaneous