“A picture paints a thousand words”
“A picture paints a thousand words”
As its the start of winter, at the toolshed (home of the inkwell)
A piece of artwork on seasonal migration….some of the birds have flown south
The ducks, geese and swans (as usual) have decided to stay by the canal basin
(Attracted no doubt by the free feed cast across the centenary walkway ! 🙂 )
Poem 2 of the word art project – If there’s a topic you would like me to cover – drop me a line on here THANKS!
#poetry #salford #docks #geese #swans #ducks #breakfast
What attracts our feathered friends
to the dock on a sunday morning
you would think they’d be happy
simply swimming over the surface
of the calm waters of the canal
Could it be the man from the council
Spreading sensational delights
on their favourite meeting spot ?
Imperial War Museum North, Manchester UK (via the Inkwell), 22nd October 2019
How does someone express the act of war ?
take you through a hundred years
and tell that tale – that no one else can tell anymore.
The man with a vision
took a thing for brewing his cuppa
and changed it into something – iconic
Smashed with a hammer
Earth air and water
came together and reformed
Falling at the side of a waterway
painted by a painter
who’s centre stood next door
And in the evening sunlight
the air shard shone as shimmering light
cascaded off its solid steel
and the tales from the shards
can be heard across town
from the tales within.
Salford, 1st October 2019
Persons three, go off
venturing the mad waters
of Salfords dockland
Paddles cut movements
through deep canal water
making large ripples
Safety in numbers
all wearing their lifejackets
should their boat capsize
The Sun dropped its rays over my back
casting an image of myself over the brick floor
the moment had to be preserved for posterity
so I took I picture of what Ra had painted
the image normally attached to my shoes
“Move the Camera”
Its funny how a couple of steps, or a turn of the body can change the view of what you are capturing.
I was stood by the pontoon of the watersports centre on Salford Quays, when the Canada Geese came up the centenary walkway for their elevenses.
In they came one after the other, heading for a grassy spot by the pontoon where a water bailiff had generously left some bird food across it. They all ate like royalty, and then waddled back down the walkway to the watersports centre, where they hopped in and out of the canal basins
Salford, 11th August 2018
Breakfast time comes early for
Resident aviators in Salford’s skies
each one has their favourite dish
and some occasionally go for the fish
down below in the waters of the dock
caution though…avoids the shock as
resident birds fall on bread and cake
until the sun through the clouds breaks
maybe they know of the change in the air
but they’re happy being fed … so haven’t a care
I had to think about this particular challenge
I mean…. what kind of bench?
One on a path in a park ?
Or Perhaps one by the water?
eventually I took the decision to do both, both were taken in areas of my hometown, the first was taken with my Nikon in the green surroundings of the local park in Ordsall, in Salford, whilst the second saw me cross the Trafford Road, into Salford Quays.
Salford Quays, 14th July 2018
a tale of the first time in the canal…from one of the goslings….Interpreted by Inky 🙂
It’s a bit hard stepping out
from the little nursery pool
to the great big vast waterway
but at least my family are nearby
mum and dad watching proudly on
no water wings required
chasing my brothers and sisters about the water
just flap my feathered feet and watch me go….