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Poetry Sport Sports Water Waterside

Red Canoe

Red Canoe Enters

The bay of the Canal side

ready for paddles

Red Canoe Enters

Cutting through watery depths

Creating White Waves

Red Canoe Enters

Gliding past the floating buoys

in shades of orange

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Poetry

Melon

#CYW #Melon

Maybe its me – but I always

expected the colour of a melon would be darker than the one

like you find in your box of crayons – its innards more red than pink

of course, buy a honeydew it’s as yellow as the sun

nice sliced up – they’re sweet regardless of which one you choose

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Colours

Maroon

#CYW #Maroon

Salford, 9th June 2020

Some say it’s the colour of conkers

after they’ve fallen out of shell

Some say it’s the colour of leather

it’s difficult to tell….

For while its not brown, its most definately not red

its more colour of the cows in the field that are fed

or their hides on the soles of the shoes in the street

covering ladies or gentlemen’s feet

Or perhaps the jacket, that strolls in to town

some shades of this colour – don’t suit a ball gown

the answer you see – to this definite riddle

the maroon colour – is somewhere in the middle

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Poetry

Views from a Window

I

Facing Swathe’s of Green

Little fruits play hide and seek

under leafy shade

II

Tomatoes Blushing

Star of the evening platter

by the battered cod

III

Empty vines begin

growth of some brand new red fruits

new fruits taking shape

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Acrostic Birds Garden Poetry

Robin

#Robin #EuropeanRobin #Redbreast #Bird

Salford, 30th May 2020

European Robin : Image by Inky

Returning to the garden after a brief sojourn

our friend you find on christmas cards, was found resting on the fence

bringing a spot of additional colour to the trees in the garden

its possible, he was interested in the wildflower seeds

near the little spruce trees – but he raised a smile as he hopped about

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Poetry

Mahogany

Mahogany (Redwood)

Maybe its the deep red colour

as you stare at its grain that makes your

heart fall for the piece

of furniture its made from

great pieces of indian redwood

are carefully crafted into

naturally flowing tables and chairs

year upon year – as old is replaced by new in the forest

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Acrostic Emotions

Rage

#fowc #Rage

Red Mist descending

as the bull has the red rag rustled in front of it

got to admit – its a bit foolhardy

engaging the switch that early

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Acrostic Colours

Jazzberry Jam

#CYW #Jazzberryjam

Jump and jive

as the berries do their thing

zipping around

zestily with the sugar

becoming an exceptional spread

expect to find in jam butties up and down the land

revelling in the same place as the

raspberries and strawberries – tween two pieces of bread

yipping and zipping a taste around as you eat

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Colours Poetry

Hot Magenta

#CYW #HotMagenta

Salford Street sign – in Hot Magenta

Its not what you’d call a subtle colour

and it couldn’t be called pink or purple

a fiery marriage where red meets blue

but mother nature seems to like

using their off spring to bring a bit

of eye catching colour to the garden

look around you’ll see it every where else too

in signs, on walls and in windows

the future’s bright – the future’s …. Magenta

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Poetry

Paper

#fowc #paper

pulped and rolled out wood chip

a marvellous media to receive the

pens contents

even if the colour is

red , blue, yellow or green