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Acrostic Animals Poetry

Barnhouse

#Farm #Cows #Sheep #Fruit #Picnic

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Acrostic Animals

Creature in the House

#Animal #Acrostic #Poetry #Writeclub

Salford, 15th June 2020

Chocolate munching reptile

having a field day in the house he is!

arriving on a mission – to empty larder cupboards –

munching on oranges, strawberries and lemons

even limes take his sweet tooth to 7th Heaven

Lemon sorbet’s and Chocolate cake can’t

escape his grasp

of course – it would be easier if you can see him – it’s

not that easy when he’s disappeared into the woodwork

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Birds Character Emotions Nature Poetry

Blush

Blush

bright as a button

long rows of garden plants

unassumingly hide their colourful wares

somewhere under a mass of green leaves

hopefully though, the shy fruits will be spotted before the birds get them

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Eating Food Fruit Poetry Strawberries Treats

Fruit salad

Savor

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The Oranges sliced, sing on the plate…
they’ve been quite lonely as of late
all alone in their bowl of blue
looking quite bright – but with nothing to do

Now with apples, diced they share
bowls that cooks of note prepare
with other fruit from orchards near
and strawberries grown in the fields each year

In places, you may find some peaches or pears
(depending on what chef has prepared)
mixed up lightly so the fruit is served loose,
served up in its own syrup or juice.

Served up from a place that is quite cold,
so they stay fresh and don’t go old.
A lunchtime, brunch, or evening treat
that any child would love to eat.

And served up wi’ th’ fruit to make children’s dream
is a serving of custard, or better – ice cream!
All served up in a coloured round bowl
An empty dish is the little child’s goal.

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Colours Food Fruit Garden Nature Strawberries

Wild Strawberry

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#coloryourworld #cyw #wildstrawberry #reds #fruit #nature

 

Hiding away in bushes and hedgerows

little red berries await to be found

playing peek-a-boo under the greens

nothing much like their wimbledon cousins

their juicyness comes from being free in the wind

pleasant if you pick them at the perfect time

tasty enough without sugar and cream

sweetness coming direct from the sun

that peeps through their hiding place

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Eating Food Fruit Fun Garden Strawberries Treat

Feast

Feast

Take a crisp blue sky
and a gentle breeze
and add a little heat
Sand or Sea is optional
but a mat or blanket – essential

Sandwiches – Tomato or Cucumber
(or if you prefer) Ham or Beef
prepare a little salad
to serve on the plate beneath

Lemonades a nice drink you might want to take
or maybe a smoothie or ice-cream milkshake
The Grown-ups take coffee – or water for tea
in a well lined thermos – away from the bees

For afters – some fruit or perhaps a pie
Chocolate’s a favourite – I don’t want to lie!
but a nice way to finish this picnic – a dream
is a small bowl of strawberries – topped off with ice cream.

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Food Fruit Fun Pleasures Poetry Strawberries

Crafted

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The children almost cried

as the chocolate melted

and their favourite biscuits

almost disappeared

in a cream-cheese fog

But smiles from tears

soon reappeared

as strawberries and peach

soon did reach

the top of the cake

and smiles of joy did break.

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Food Fruit Garden Rainbows Seasons Shapes Weather

Drop

In response to the daily post prompt
Drop

Delightful little uniform shapes

Round one minute, tear shaped the next – landing

On rooftiles and gardens in a street near you.

Pavements creating pools in their cracks

 

Daily occurrence in spring and in autumn

Rivers rely on their contribution – to keep the fish happy

On warmer days, they stay in the clouds

Propelling to the ground, when it’s time to cool off

 

Do you know ? they’re quite artistic

Rainbows form when they fall in front of the sun

On fields they make the green grass grow

Perfect food for a strawberry patch

 

Dainty little flowers await the

Raindrops to quench their thirst

Over time they amass in great reservoirs

Providing water for all of us to drink

 

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Colours Eating Food Fruit Fun Rainbows

Fruity Rainbow

Roy G. Biv

In response to the Roy.G.Biv Challenge on the Daily Post.

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I’ve seen rainbows in the sky, but they’ve never been as vibrant as the ones in the Greengrocers shop window

Rich Red Strawberries – it amazes me how he can get them even in Winter, but they’re tasty with sugar and cream.

Oranges – I’ll eat these till they come out of my ears, but a zesty orange sets me up for the day.

Yellow Lemons – perfect for Lemon Dishes (of course) and an accompaniment for any cocktail drink.

Green Limes – the Lemons cousin, this is nice either in a Drink or a flavouring in a sponge cake – Like the Lemon, it needs a little sugar to cut through the sharpness

Blackcurrants – wonderful flavour – works marvels in a local drink with raspberries and grapes round my neck of the woods (Manchester, UK) – Vimto

Indigo – actually the colour of “RED” Grapes – nice in a fruit salad

and last but not least Violet – the colour of Damsons – which when in a jam turns rice pudding a lovely purple colour.

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Food Fruit Poetry Strawberries

Strawberries

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Strawberries Red, sit in their patch of Green,
trying to hide in the spaces between.
But it is well known, that they will be found,
by the army of pickers in the fields on the ground

With leaves of Green, and fruit deep Red,
They sit there in their warm flowery bed.
Soon heading for jam in the village cream tea
with cream from the cow in th’next field named Daisy

Choosing these fellows  you have to be quick!
Small Strawberries often avoid the pick
Only attracting the butterfly’s eye
as larger strawberries get picked going by.

Some are sent out
to where tennis is played,
and alongside the champers’ the berries are laid.
Out in Green punnets, and eaten by those,
Watching the championship highs and their lows

Or they’re sent off by tractors,
to the farmers shed.
Where the workers make ice-cream,
these berries are led.

“Come find us!”, they laughed,
they were teasing..
but now they reside
in a place that is freezing!