Skeleton Bob

Poetry, Sport, Sports

A winter Olympiad poem, inspired by the Gb team

I watched in awe as off they flew

Down the run of ice clear blue

On a craft to generate speed

Carving through ice quickfast was the need

As excited crowds they passed on by

They cheered them on as athletes did fly

And they did this more than once or twice

Navigating track all covered in ice

Aiming to make the fastest time drop

Running through finish line before they did stop

And repeating the task to achieve bronze thru to gold

To beating the clock in the ice and the cold

Transformation II

Christmas, Cooking, Food, Fruit, Places

Transformation

in the kitchen

magic is performed

as

yellow butter

white sugar

brown flour

some eggs

and mixed fruit

join together in harmony

with the aid of nutmeg, cinnamon and mixed space

 

popped in the oven

and left to combine

they jump about in the warm

and become solid or baked

forming a most wonderful substance

a cake.

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Open

Poetry, Seasons, Sport, Sports

Open

As the competition began to place

The audience and judges shivered in their space

As a young guard, who’d never done the job before

Created a draft inside on the competition floor

Now this might not be bad for contestants so bold,

But judges observing were getting a cold

Said head judge to colleagues, as he spoke to all

I think next year, it’s summer not fall

And sending out messages to stewards away from floor

I know it’s an open…but someone please…shut that door ūüö™

 

Manatee

Animals, Colours, Places, Poetry, Sea, Water

 

#coloryourworld #cyw #manatee

Mammal that lives in the tropical seas

Aquatic in the way it moves and breathes

Natural resident of west Indian water

Animal that grazes sea floor as it please

two large flippers allow him to weave

enjoying the plants lying under his feet

Each a present perhaps from neptunes daughter

sumptuous food for an afternoon treat

 

Photo Challenge : Graceful

Acrostic, Performance, Poetry, Sports, Winter

Graceful

graceful

Gliding across the ice like a top ballerina

rotating circles into blue ice with her blade

audiences applaud this brilliant ice dancer as she

circles around creating patterns on the ground

everyone appreciating each¬†light move –

floating in the air as she spins

until the time comes for her to

land delicately on the ice…to receive her¬†flowers

 

 

Cogs in the Machine

Memories, Sport, Sports, Volunteering

Written by Brian F Kirkham in response to the Daily post
Volunteer

Manchester 2012 – The Olympic Year

They turned up in their hundreds

to serve those landing in the city

to train, prepare and take part

in the pursuit of Gold, Silver and Bronze

 

Each with their individual role

A happy audience – the ultimate goal

Making sure the fans made their way to the game

Safe with a smile – that was the aim

 

Colourful characters – lining the street

a parade of marshals – who could not be beat

as fans from the world – arrived at a ground

and wanted to know how to get around

 

Cogs in the machine – with pointers and maps

Happy as one – helpful ladies and chaps

Treating the fans as welcomed guests

A team of vollies – that were the best

 

other vollie views :

https://inkdropblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/what-do-you-do-all-day/

https://inkdropblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/waves/

https://inkdropblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/memories-of-london-2012-paralympics/

Impressions

Architecture, Art, Astronomy, Places, Victorian

Corridor

This is a piece of Digital Art, Created by me after a visit to Manchester’s City Centre

It’s one of my favourites, Created with my Samsung Camera and Corel Painter.¬† The subject matter being the corridor between Manchester’s Central Library and the Town Hall building.¬† The sun was in the right place and provided just the right light.¬† Upon painting, I used a light blue hue to bring out the shadows.¬† Using an impressionist brush really produced a striking image.

Iwm Waterside

Another Impressionist Pic – this time of IWM North,

on the Banks of the Manchester Ship Canal

I took this pic, whilst on a walk around Salford Quays.  Having taken the image I used Adobe photoshop elements to produce the digital art.  I like this image because of the way the light reflects off the airshard.

Bridgewater

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

A marvellous concert venue, this painting was created from a photo I took on a walk around the city centre.

Castlefieldbasin

Narrowboats at Castlefield Locks .  Part of the river and Canal Network in Greater Manchester.