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Growing up Learning Poetry

Back to school again

#school

September

a time announcing –

the summer is over. No more

creating sandcastles on the beach or

hearing the breakers hitting the shore

exercise books and pencils at the ready

learning has begun again

Unless they’ve sent you to “Big School”, your

New kit will be much like your old one

It identifies you as one of the school you see

Forms keep you and your class mates together

Of course, there are times these are

Rearranged – and to

Many – this can lead to tears

Buildings modernised

Learning now mixed

A combination of exercise books and

Computerised tablets

Key skills shown on paper, whilst

Boys and Girls search for answers

Over the invisible “Cloud”

Reading is still to be found in the library – even if its alongside

Alternatives are available

Digital Alternatives

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Childhood Growing up

Just another day

#Napowrimo #paperswans #children

Picking up post for Mum and dad

and reading a chapter a day

Helping doing the washing

and putting it away

one hundred and one little things to do

whilst i’m away from school

playing games with nanna

watching granddad play the fool

and i’ve pegged out all my teddies clothes

so they’ll be as snug as a bug

this afternoon i’ll be dressing them

and giving them a great big hug

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books

Peruse

#fowc #peruse

I’ve had my nose in a few books recently

fingers thumbing over some well crafted hardbacks

by the late, great author Sir Terry Pratchett

Some written as solo projects, others collaborations

with one or two video’s (OK – DVDs) to go alongside them

it’s not just the reading i take pleasure in

it’s looking over the works i’ve amassed

paperbacks, hardbacks, leather backed

they’re all there – ready to read when the mood takes me

i’ve even got the childrens stories

the question i ask – where shall i travel to today ?

Up into the Ramtops or towards the deserts of four ecks ?

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Poetry

In the corner

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#Socs #Inthecorner

I

A Hub of ideas

technology, reading, and leisure

pondering over

which of them will be read or listened to

First

II

Bag, ready to travel

North south east or west

journeying with essential items

things that cannot be left behind

at home

III

Tallest of the conifers

protecting the smaller plants

from the rain wind and snow

now covered

in snowflakes

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Acrostic Warming Weather

Comfort

#fowc #comfort

Cold weather isn’t nice to be out in, so

on winter days, you’ll find me wrapped up with a

mug of warm hot chocolate in my paws and

furry slippers on my feet – while

outside its snowing and blowing a gale – i’m

reading a book inside, looking out of the window now and then

toasty and warm, away from the cold

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Growing up Life Poetry Schooldays

Comic

#Octpowrimo

He’s Smiling Again

enjoying a break from regular learning

reading the weekly funnies

suitable for all kinds of kid

and drawn by masters of their art

and learning the jokes in the middle

he’ll be entertaining his friends

out on the field

around playtime

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Acrostic Learning

Reference

#fowc #reference

Really, there’s always one place in

Every library that you can get all the answers

From atlases to chronicles to news articles

Every bit of info is there – which is why the

Revered keepers of these books keep them from leaving the library

Even keeping them in their own section

Now, the good news is – you can access them

Choice reading handy for homework – just don’t

Expect to walk home with them – they’re staying in the library

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Childhood

Education : A Found Poem

Education has produced a vast population

They spend twelve months

teaching children to walk and then talk

and the next twelve years

teaching them to sit down and shut up

when all you have to do

is teach them all to read

its a source of amusement and fun

to happy little minds

Source : Trevelyan, Diller, Gilchrist and Plato (Via P. 96 & 97 of QIs Book of Quotations)

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Poetry Prose

Nose in a book 2

#365writingprompts #reading

what makes me pick up a book

if this reads like a bit of a list, apologies

funny tales, interesting characters, a bit of a thread

tales I can return to….the jokes might be a bit old, but I can still get a laugh at them

evidence ?   Terry pratchetts troll sergeant…detritus,

<detritus> troll brains don’t work right in klatch….it’s the heat…if I went to klatch…I’d be really stoopid

<Vimes> detritus…

<detritus> yes sir ?

<Vimes> never go to klatch

 

 

 

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books Photography Pleasures

Stacks of Books

Salford 15th September 2018

#CFFC #Books

It’d be true to say – I like reading.

I go for books with a bit of character in them,  Goscinny and Uderzos Asterix books were a favourite of mine as a kid – and I’ve now got my hands on six anniversary editions

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Bedtime Reading

My favourite author is Terry Pratchett, he created some brilliant characters. And I’m happy to say I had the pleasure of meeting the man himself at a Waterstones bookstore in Manchester, before his untimely death. One day i’ll have the nerve to pick up and read his final epic – the shepherds crown – but till then I’ll satisfy my discworld fever, by reading one of this lot (and the smaller paperbacks)

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and when i’m bored with that (NEVER! sic) youll find me skimming through my comedy collection – The Goons, Monty Python, Morecambe and wise and Scott adams