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Abstract Nature Places Poetry

Causeway

#Writephoto #Causeway

Causeway (Image by SC Vincent)

Created as a path across the water

a stretch of sand , gravel or road

usually gets wet when the tide comes in or

sea or river levels rise

especially after really bad storms

when that happens – its advisable to take

another route – or else

you’ll do more than get your feet wet!

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Music Poetry

Absent Minded

#Promptuarium #Napowrimo

Salford 24th April 2020

He was part of the attraction

of the rock star band

people would roar, on every tour

when they saw him stand

One day, though in August

something happened out on stage

as the large unwieldly Iron man

thought he was Jimmy Page

No Guitar to speak of,

though his speakers they did blast

heard from far , playing air guitar

playing the bands hits from the past

The band all looked round speechless

as he did his bit to their songs

but the fans they all were cheering

so join in they did , before long

And after the concert was finished

and the robot was boxed away

the fans they would all still be talking

about the day, air guitar he did play

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Beach Childhood Poetry

Nautilus

Written by inky at the toolshed, for Basically Creative, September 2010

Nautilus fossil

Caught in a Moment

by time in a rock

to this creature of the deep

it must have been a shock

Old sea snail now sleeps on

in a cliff by the sands of the bay

stoic and silent

with nothing else to say

held in a case of stone

(known as lime)

a reminder of the past

(prehistoric time)

No longer playing about

in the waters of the bay

permanently benched

so in the cliff he’ll stay

But the children by the sea,

to the dunes they do flock

to see the sea snail resting

in its home in the rock

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Poetry

Memory

#writephoto #memory

The hunter sat by the stones

looking at his creation

hewn into the tallest rock

a reminder that the dinosaurs

don’t just own the earth

but the air and the sea too

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Colours Poetry

Caribbean Green

#cyw #rock #marble #Green #Caribbean

They dug down deep to find this rock

The shade of the Caribbean sea

Look carefully and you might find a wave or two

Captured in the smooth cut surface

that your breakfast has been served on.

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Poetry

Repercussions

#Fowc #Repercussions

At the end of the chaos

you stood there, smiling

never considering what would happen

pushing the big oil drum

down the rocky, snow-covered hill

people below ran for cover

not from the oil drum making its way

but the increased snow heading in front of its path

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Poetry

Aquamarine

4th June 2019

Some say its blue,

Some say its green

Whilst some say it’s some place in between

Colour that appears

on a sunny, sandy beach

Where it laps on the sand so you know it’s in reach

And held in a stone – you’ll find it in rings

Strange are the reaction from recipient it brings

circled by diamonds – the prettiest of things

Its supposed to symbolise courage

this bright coloured birthstone for march

hiding in mines down below – the ones with a very big arch.

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Music Nature

Rock

A post in response to the Tuesday Photo Challenge from Inky

Tuesday 26th March 2019

What’s with the guitar Inky ?

I thought i’d start with the musical link – an electric guitar. Clapton, May, Deacon come to mind. It’s loud but in time is methodical, and lyrical – its also the nearest thing to an electrical instrument that doesn’t need a programmer….it does need an amplifier though

Much like the Rocks you find on your average beach….(eh?)

Noisy little rocks on Kos

When the waves smack against the rocks its a bit like a percussion instrument. Depending on your location on the beach, the noises can be soft , hard or downright noisy, as the waves lap slap and crash against the shore

Get the wind to go through the holes in the rock, and you could be mistaken for hearing music being played, as theres a definate sound as the wind makes its way round the rock.

Add a chirp or two following the sound of the rocks and the sea – you have a three piece band 🙂

Reminiscent of something i read in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Novel Soul Music

Music with Rocks in – Quite a ring to it too.

And all of this is Acoustic….no electric required.

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Garden Nature Poetry

Blossoms

Salford, 25th March

Spring has definitely sprung

The rock gardens resident birds

Announced it…the acer is in bloom they chirped

Rejoicing at the sight of little pink buds

They don’t look much at the minute but

Eventually, the wind will stop moving the branches and the

Red and pink blossoms will start to appear

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Outdoor Pursuits Poetry

Conquered

#OctPoWriMo

6th October 2018

You’ve been trying to climb that hill for a while now

facing off against its challenges

its crags, sharp sides and slippy hand holds

not to mention the wet slate underneath

dark purples your pals as you rose

overcoming every obstacle in your way

take in the rewards at the top

the view of the blue sky – its lovely.