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Animals Nature Sea Seaside

The Cleaner

#Napowrimo #paperswans

Waves (C/o Paperswans prompts)

As the waters in the sea

met up with the sand

it cleaned up the empty shells

nice and grand

and sitting around on the sea bed

they attracted the little crabs resting ahead

the crabs moved up quietly, just like a mouse

and moved in one-by-one into their new house

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Beach

Ebb and Flow

#sea #seaside #waters #shells #seaweed

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

The sea played with the man on the beach

as he walked along the sand

blue turning to sky blue then white

to catch the sun worshipper and give him a fright

But after a while the man came up to the sea

in an attempt to dip his toes

he put his feet into the blue

and in an instant froze

for while on the sand, the air was warm

the water instead, was not

it was like a bowl of ice cubes

and he was rooted to the spot

the hermit crabs signalled to the oncoming sea

about the beachcombers feet

and then in an instant

the sea beat a retreat

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Beach Childhood Life Seaside Summer

Small Creatures

#writephoto

Stood on the shore in their finest attire

Mum dad and little un

All leaving a trail on the sand

Looking out for the funny coloured seashells

Likelyhood is they’ll find you first

Crab like creatures

red, black or white

enter the range of view

as they pop up to say hello

taking a step left and sometimes right

until at last they

reach the waters edge

expect them to take a

sly nip of your wellies as they pass you

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Beach Holidays Poetry Sea Seaside

Three sea shells

Three shells on the sand

Picked up in playtime

On a summers afternoon

One half of a home

That welcomed in guests

Before enjoying them for lunch

Crafty crustacean

Now nestled in his new home

A nautilus shell

Hiding away on the seabed

Is that the sand moving?

No, just another sea snail searching for lunch

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Photography Poetry

Pairs

Salford, 9th April 2020

#Discoverprompt #DiscoverWP #Pairs

Two of everything

A Pair of Pears
Two pears

perfect snack for an afternoon

sweet as nature intended

and fit perfect in the hand





A pair of Nautilus Shells
Two Nautilus shells

retrieved with others in the hunt

for the perfect paella

Pair of woollen gloves

Pulled over two frosty hands

Perfect on cold winter days

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Beach Colours

Blue-green

#CYW #Bluegreen

Tuesday 6th August 2019

By the time we reached the Island

lagoons – of blue green came into view

under these waters – fish and turtles

enjoying a paddle in the waters

glassy waters lapping up against the shore

resting in crevices of resident rocks

each one giving a home to

eager young hermit crabs…moving there

next to the sea, but away from the tide

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Beach Poetry

Tide

Tide

The tide is coming in

its wiping out the deftly deposited footprints

down shore

enveloping them in sea water

 

The tide is coming in

its tempting little toes

daintily dancing down the sand to

enter its cool waters

 

The Tide is coming in

its cartwheeling shells in its waves and

depositing them on the

edge of the dry bit of the beach

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Acrostic Beach Leisure Life Seaside Water

The Journey

Journey

A tale of a car journey – i’ll leave it for the reader to decide where it is 🙂

Where are we going ?

Off in the car

North to a place that isn’t that far

Directing roads to a place by the sea

Eating a plate of Fish and chips for tea

Round to a place of wonderful sand and

Seas that salty and Seafood that’s grand

 

Winkles and Cockles sold down by the pier

Odd shaped shells you can hear sea from ear

Nautical boats with nets out for the catch

Drifting towards crabs – now they’ve met their match

Enjoying candy floss – whilst sat in deckchair

Relaxing in company – of family there, whilst

Seabirds catch visitors to the pier unawares

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BASIC Nature Photography Poetry

Rock to Sand

 

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Seaside scene created at BASIC in Salford, photo by inkdrop

 

mother nature’s art
created on our island
for everyone’s eye

the rough sands of time
eat slowly away at rock
carving a coastline

aided by the wind
and the foam sea in the west
the sand carves the cliffs

fallen rock is smoothed
by the foam of the sea
and pebbles shimmer

little tiny rocks
gather with the seashells
to create soft sand

and in a moment
time passes as shore grows
as sand in timer moves

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IWM North Military Museums War

The Field Gun

A poem about the Field Gun, that fired the first shot of World war I. Normally on display at Imperial War Museum North, in Trafford, It’s currently on tour around the commonwealth as part of World War I Centenary Celebrations.

Field Gun - Imperial War Museum North, Manchester
The Field Gun, Currently on a Worldwide tour commemorating World War 1, pictured at its regular home of IWM North in Trafford

It sits in its home
on Parade
its seats as clean as
on the day it were made

Its Armour shines bright
like it looked on day one
but its many a day
its sat in the sun

As it lined up presented
by those men in the ranks
facing the mortars, the mines
and the tanks

As the generals gave order
and it fired the first shell
it started the barrage
and sounded like hell

But now, its retired
Amongst army friends
and teaching those lessons
never really ends

But note as you pass it
as you look back
the hole in its armour
from the enemy attack.

A poem about the Field Gun, that fired the first shot of World war I on display at Imperial War Museum North