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Poetry Weather Winter

Frosty

#weather #frost

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Its cold today

the mercury in the kitchen thermometer

wants the central heating on – quick

the water’s decided to

harden up

sticking to autumns fallen leaves

and while the sun has

popped over the horizon

jack frost paints

icy pictures on windows

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Birds Seasons Weather

Unseen

#writeclub #winter

The crows sat atop the garden trees

looking for their friends

They’d hopped onto a thermal wind

headed for lands end

the pigeons were still sat about

on a gable end

but the other birds were hidden

on a greenish bend

for while the trees were caked with snow

and the winter wind did blow

the birds at home stayed in their nest

away from the most unwelcome guest

Problem is the guest – you could not see

and turned up unexpectedly

with his chums rain, sleet and snow

popping up to say “Hello!”

and while the guest blew up the snow

amounts of white stuff it did grow

so deep in the evergreen the birds all flew

while winter turned trees into an igloo.

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Weather Winter

waiting on the snow

#weather

There must be something

wrong with the thermometer

for the man at the met.office

is suggesting we all

wrap up snug and warm

in the next few days

His colleagues and pals

say “its too warm for snow”

but its hiding in the clouds

while the winds are a go

waiting for a mercury drop

when on the grasses and roofs it’ll stop

So while it’s in clouds

the wildlife will stay

having their fun and playing away

till the flakes of snow land on the ground

and they head for their nests and burrows around

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Life Poetry

Looking at a line full of laundry

Salford 1st November

Response to a Writeclub Prompt by Inky

#Larkhillplace #writeclub #street #Salford

There’s a breeze tonight

a perfect westerly

don’t need to check the weather forecast

and i’ll tell you why

tween lark hill place and ackers st

the mangles have been working overtime

and Mrs Protheroe’s washing

is hanging on the line

The kids clothes are flying at half mast

while the young ladies are flying like flags

and Mr Protheroe’s socks are swaying in breeze

along with his Oxford Bags

Now you might be concerned for the safety

for the Protheroe’s washing on line

but the washing’s been clipped on quite tightly

and the Policeman says everything’s fine

There’s only one thing of concern now

and its to do with Mrs Protheroe’s suit

for try as they might – the kids could use it as a kite

and it’ll be hanging in the air like a ‘chute!

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Cooking Food Seasons

Chicken Soup

Photo by HM Grand Central Hotel on Pexels.com

#octpowrimo #soup #chicken

Its been cooking on the hob for a while now

blue gas flames keeping the cooking going

while the flavours mingle and merge

the star of the show has been bathing in a warm bath

while her co-stars have been cooking in the broth

carrots and onions, parsnip and turnip

together with the occasional green

regional variations see peppers and tomatoes

and perhaps the addition of garlic

(just don’t tell the seniors – that ain’t “northern”)

pearl barley or noodles give it bulk

served up in a bowl with warm crusty bread

a definite antidote to the retreating mercury

and the weather outside

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Birds

In Flight

#Octpowrimo #Birds #Flight

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The weathers confusing

the migrating birds

in flocks they meet –

to have a few words

You see by now they’d be heading

to some place thats warm

away from the cold

that would be the norm

but the weather has shifted

as well as the tide

making it harder for the

birds to decide

so they’re flitting tween dockside

and birdfeeder and roof

till they’ve spotted its cold

and head off – aloof

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Autumn Weather

Ripples II

Cascading towards

Terra Firma

humble little water drops

head for the earth

Liquid drops

hit liquid puddles

trapped among the tarmac

creating movement down the street

Perfect Circles

move outwards

growing bigger

before merging in the puddle

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Poetry

Out of the clouds

#writeclub

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Out of the clouds

a raindrop fell

he’d hung on to his cloud

for what seemed like forever

but was now heading for

terra firma

falling and tumbling

turning and morphing

at terrific speed

with others following

and catching him up

creating a reservoir down the tarmac street

and circular patterns to the raindrops beat

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Poetry

Cloudy skies

A piece from inky

in response to Chris Breebart Photography page – whats in the picture?

What’s up there in the sky ?

Get past the matted marshmallow sky

And you’ll find a brilliant azure sky

Away from the clear blue

Places for the sun to play hide and seek

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Seasons Snowman Transport Travel Weather

Travel Issues

#promptuarium #travelissues #snow

I

A winters snowfall

in the middle of spring

was, how can you put it ?

surprising

II

emergency

scarves coats and gloves

distributed from the boot

to front and back seats

III

Waiting for the repair truck

along with the others

while sat in the white stuff

going nowhere

IV

The kids liked the idea

that jack frost, had turned

the car, and others ahead

into little igloos

V

Rescue services

Grin at the forward view

of a smiling snowman

at every hard shoulder

VI

Sat in the Warm ? Out of the Cold

Ideal solution – kept in a box

Sandwiches , and Hot Bovril

Till the rescue gets us to the Services