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Acrostic Photography Poetry Rail

Carriage

#fowc #carriage

Sat by the platform

it waits for the sign as

gentlemen and ladies alike

now make their way to their furnished cabins

a wonderful journey to places wonderful

lakes mountains and streams – but they have to wait for the flag

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Poetry

The return of Spring

Salford, 12th March 2019

I hear the mercury creeping up the kitchen thermometer

but the boiler’s having none of it

steam rising in the cold air from his friend , the kettle

white mist still apparent from outside

while red skies mix with blue as evening falls

and the evergreens move in the breeze

whilst behind a spruce – an acer’s branches sing

“We’ll be waking up soon

Announcing the spring!”

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Industrial Poetry writing

Tritina for Railways

Having visited the National Railway Museum in York today, I’ve been inspired to write this Tritina in honour of the railways….enjoy .   P.S. Comes with Flying Scotsman Pic!

 

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Opposite the Flying Scotsman – Bill, Nigel and Joe

 

 

#Napowrimo #Blogging101 #Railways #York

The Horses came down the country Roads

Delivering by cart Black gold – Coal

To move the Iron Horse by Steam

 

And these mighty horses – fuelled by coal

Moved across rails on road

Powered by steam

 

Wheels of steel moved by steam

Replaced wagons on road

using engines fuelled by coal

 

 

 

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Chocolate Dreams Drink Food Poetry

Chocolate Dreams

A poem from 2015….the first post of 2016

Happy new year, WordPressers!

The chocolate fell
at speed
into the vortex
of swirling
bubbling milk

Steam from
Frothy
Velvety Milk
rose delightfully
transporting
Orange Chocolate
scents
into the air

Rising like
bubbles
of Mississippi
Mud
Happy Hippopotamuses
Mused

Perfect end of the day
before hitting
Purple Pillows and
dreamspace