Poppies return

#rememberance #poppies Something grand has fallen softly on the floor of the war museum numbers of red poppies fall down from a point in the sky you may ask – why ? to remember those on flanders field and other battles now revealed now tumbled down to museum floor and remembered – the fallen –Continue reading “Poppies return”

Remembrance II

#remembrance #memorial #armistice #war They gathered in the square about the stone pillar their number there to remember those who sleep on foreign battlegrounds names etched with care – on pillars while keeping watch – a soldier or lion and as time hits the hour the silence fills the air as respect to the fallenContinue reading “Remembrance II”

Cenotaph

Salford 10th November 2019 Carved into hewn stone each name mentioned someone who never came home now remembered for their actions on those fateful campaigns the list of names shines in the sun as the sun shines on each of their names poppies resting at the foot of the memorial as held silence is observed,Continue reading “Cenotaph”

Octpowrimo – Day 22 – Broken pieces

#Octpowrimo #Brokenpieces Imperial War Museum North, Manchester UK (via the Inkwell), 22nd October 2019 How does someone express the act of war ? take you through a hundred years and tell that tale – that no one else can tell anymore. The man with a vision took a thing for brewing his cuppa and changedContinue reading “Octpowrimo – Day 22 – Broken pieces”

Battle

#Fowc #Battle There’s always fighting somewhere…. Land, Places Resources, Religion All led by crackpot ideas and beliefs Of course, the one’s leading the charge Disappear off to the back of the crowd While his (or her) men are fighting it out Leaving them chance – to act all statesmanlike at a memorial of stone withContinue reading “Battle”

Poppy Hospital

#Craft #Museum #Poppy #Damage IWM North, Manchester 17th November 2018 From time to Mother nature has been at the Implanted ceramics by the canalside X-tra ceramic poppies have had to be brought in Even barriers – and broken ones have to be sent to the poppy hospital Damage repaired with Slip and Glue (and moreContinue reading “Poppy Hospital”