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Autumn Colours Nature Outdoors Poetry

Octpowrimo – Seeing

#Octpowrimo #Seeing

Look down the path – and what do you see ?

cascade of colours moved by the autumn breeze

or cold bare branches, bending in the wind ?

I can see an opportunity

to be the first person through the leaves – before the snow 🙂

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Poetry

The Journey

#writephoto #thejourney

Salford (via Rochdale and Oldham), 17th August 2019

A Walker on a hill.

a tale of a rambler , by inky for the writephoto challenge

He went a walk with an empty backpack and staff

off to get a loaf of bread

many hadn’t heard from him for days, some

even thought him dead

For his boot prints went on and on

for what others saw as miles

past footpath and valley , hill and dale

and spot of nature where he’d stay a while

enjoying the fine weather

the silence and peace

and wildlife around him

it was a release

Drawing a scene half way up a hill

taking in sunshine and cup o’ tea till

time came to face his fate

coming back home far too late

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Character Clothes Poetry

Old Shoes

Salford 23rd September 2018

I remember the day i first bought them,

fresh out of the box and smelling like they’d just come out of the factory

They fitted my feet nicely, but i’d been told i needed to break them in

so over the next few days – i wore them in the house

as i got the feel of them i took them down the Trafford Road

getting them wet in a Greater Manchester rain storm

being well waxed – it didnt effect them for a while

time however is a fickle thing – and my shoes have lost their hardened exterior

My slippers look on in envy, as my feet feel comfy in the broken down softness

wont be long before a trip to the shoe shop – and a rendezvous with the recycle bin

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Outdoor Pursuits Outdoors

Hike

Hike

An original piece of poetry by yours truly, It originally appeared on the Pages of Allpoetry.com but i’ve added a few lines and decided to share the new copy with the wordpressors – Hope you like it

His multi layered coat
is on his back
kinder scout area….
can expect an attack

He’s been planning this trek
out to the Peaks and his
movement theirin for about
eight weeks

His bag is packed,
his lunch – made up
thermos and map
and his favourite cup

Warm woollen socks
(to keep out the cold)
Thermal Fleece
(more precious than gold)

Wallet and Keys –
In a very safe place
and Binoculars –
to observe the wide space

Penknife to pull out occasional stones
Notepad  to record thoughts, drawings and tones
Money in wallet for the Bus and his tea
and watch , so he’s back for his dinner early

Small First aid kit – in case of mishap
(he hopes wont happen – to this happy chap)
Doesn’t need a car, a boat or a bike
Just a strong pair of boots
He’s off on a Hike

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Acrostic Poetry Winter

Careful Now

Gingerly

Got to admit, that first layer of frost on the ground

In-stills me with an air of trepidation

Not exactly fear, but as you make your way from here to there

Going across the icy surfaces

Expect a slip or slide or two – especially by the

Roadside pavements where Jack frost refuses to budge

Little steps carefully taken are what’s required here, or

You’ll slip up on that iced up path

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Beach Growing up Places Pleasures Poetry

Impression

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Salford (Via Llandudno), 14th June 2017

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Four sets of feet walking in line on the beach

As you follow the line of footprints

Patterns begin to emerge

as footprints snake from east to west

smaller feet seemingly running rings around the big ones

but as we reach the end of the walk

these little feet disappear

washed away by northern water ? – No!

on their way to Fish and Chips

a little one has had his pips

his battery – is a little whacked

so Grandad has given him a piggyback.

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Beach Colours Emotions Memories

Sea green

#coloryourworld #cyw #seagreen

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I walked out on the sea

toward ocean blue

the fish 🐟 they were keen

they followed me too

 

waves gently moving

from sea onto shore

minnows circling round my feet

on the sea floor

 

and out there in the shallows

the waters light blue green

a gem of crystal waters

in winter rarely seen

 

my feet the fish 🐟 they circle

as they travel round the bay

as I enjoy a paddle

watching things around the way

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Nature Outdoors Parks

Same country, different county

New Horizon

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9th December 2016

Photograph taken on a cold day in Warwickshire.

And another view taken from a hill.

A different horizon to what i’d usually see of a morning – the waterside metropolis of Salford Quays in Greater Manchester (or if you’re a purist – Lancashire)

The Location Hartshill Hayes country park, near Nuneaton

The mission : taking my sister’s dog for a walk.

Nice view from the top of a hill

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Acrostic Learning Memorial Memories

Echoes of the past

Echo

Maybe it was the fact – I knew the way,

Edging to go down this way and not the other way I knew

Moments recalled – at the sight of an

Old rusting metal fence, encircling bright shiny new towers

Recollections of a time – a place of learning was here

In which i’d learn my craft, hone my skill

And gain a respect and love for the thing I appreciate

Long since replaced – the place of learning…but its fondly remembered

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Take it to the bridge

In response to the daily post prompt Bridge

Salford, Saturday 29th October 2016

 

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Millennium Bridge, Manchester Ship Canal, Salford Quays, BFK 2016

 

Wonderful pieces of engineering

traversing the great canal waterway

passing across them on a daily basis

I marvel at the way they work

Some, they lift until weights stop,

and some turn round as ferry anchors drop

but without them the canal would make travellers cross

and with no trade to speak of – it would be quite a loss.