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Acrostic Beach Poetry

Enjoying the View

#promptuarium

Taking a train up to the coast

admiring the view and maybe

keeping a photo of the scenery

inside the hut on top of the hill theres

numbers of pictures you can take

gemstones lie under your feet (if you know where to find them)

ascending ? why not descend down to that

beach where that blue water laps

relax by the shoreline and

enjoy the sunshine – the cove’s a suntrap

and if you fancy a cuppa – the beach cafe will be open soon

kreative minds among you can make castles on the beach

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Beach Holidays Poetry

Specialist

#fowc #specialist

Skilled technician

Positioned on the shore

Especially for when the tide was coming in

Construction ? more Demolition

Instigated to save the rest of the team getting soaked

As the water came up the beach

Like lightning, but was

Instantly disappointed

Sandy structures on the beach

Taken down by a pair of bright red wellies

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Beach Holidays Outdoors Pleasures Poetry Sea Seaside Summer

Countdown to the beach

#freedomofexpression #iscriblr #countdown #creativity #beach

Countdown to the beach – (p) 2019 Brian F Kirkham

Soon it will be summer,

Under the shade we will be

Making sandcastles on the shore

Moments away from the sea

Expect a visit from a fish or two

Reacting as you dip your toes in the waters

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Beach Growing up Memories Photography

Time travel

#Promptuarium #Photo Album


The Sands of time seem to pass
so slowly when you’re young
the cogs in the clock
seem like they don’t even move

And yet, sat with your nephews
on the big comfy sofa
you watch time go back
almost in an instant

Moments of fun
spent as a child
creating lines of sandcastles
on a northern beach

Decorations of seashells
and seaweed – covering the scene
as you and your pals
from down the street – enjoy an icecream

And faces gone – but not forgotten

look as fresh as the day the camera captured

the day little feet took a cautious dip

into northern waters
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Art BASIC Beach Buildings Childhood Growing up Photography Poetry

Building Blocks

Construct

 

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Building Blocks, at the Cabin, BASIC Clicks. (p) BFK 2016

 

It begins simply enough,

a simple bucket of bricks

stacked up from top to bottom

till at last – they topple

oh what fun!

 

The next thing you know

you’re building a wall

with stuff from the sea

and occasionally it falls

oh what fun

 

 

 

 

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Beach Places Pleasures Poetry Seaside Seasons Summer Tradition Travel

Summer – Poem II

Salford, Wednesday 27th July

(Via Blackpool, Morecambe and Colwyn Bay :))

Summer

Parasols parade
A pageant of all colours
Prepared for picnics

Hermit crabs scuttle
Across the sandy shore
Safety in numbers

Candy floss floating
on long wooden carry sticks
windmills turn in breeze

And tiny fish await
A delightful day dish
Dipping down below

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Beach Holidays Photography Places Poetry

Sandcastles

#Holidays #Turkey #Sandcastles

Whilst out in Turkey, when I had the opportunity…I built a sandcastle or two…Now you might think I was being infantile – and that would be your free choice, but when all you have is the sand and the sea (and perhaps the odd turtle for company) there’s v. little you can do other than get your hands in the sand and build something.

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In honour of all those structures that fell to the waters of Oledeniz and Fetyihe I thought i’d pull out a favourite poem of mine Written by me on a similar shore

Basic sandcastles

Sandcastles

By Brian F Kirkham

They stand tall against the tide

lined up, like a wall.

Crafted and built up on the beach,

about a foot tall.

Solid in Structure, and easy to make,

They stand tall and proud – not one of them breaks.

Until the time comes, and Sea reaches shore

and these Titans of Sand, crumble once and then more

as they keep taking water – they tumble to the sea

so its time to head home now and have fish for our tea!