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Health Life Lockdown poems Weather Winter

Airmail

#MLMM #Photochallenge

Airmail (image from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie )

There were moments , she hated the winter weather

The rain, the snow and the biting hail

but while everyone was locked inside

held in by the invisible bug

she was grateful for messages

being sent across island waters

by the four winds north south east and west

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Poetry Weather

Two Quarrelling Brothers

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I sat watching by the window

as two quarrelling brothers

traded blows over a tree outside

both lay claim on this tall green beauty

and each tried their hardest to get it for themselves

but as day turned into night

the tree stayed rooted to its spot

and neither brother got what they wanted

opting to play with some fallen leaves instead

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Nature Poetry Seaside Seasons Weather

Northerly and westerly

in response to the prompt
Wind
 

A Blustery wind

on a stretch of sand

a perfect launchpad

to set off a kite

 

As it captures

the northern breeze

it rises high

and its tail follows

 

Watch as the wind

and the sun in the sky

paint colours down

on the seaside below

 

Twisting and turning

the kite ducks and dives

using the wind

to stay alive

 

Other Kite poems : https://inkdropblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/24/ode-to-a-kite/

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Art Historical History Places Poetry

Roman Wall – Mamucium

Manchester, 26th July 2016

In honour of the Roman Wall at Manchester’s Castlefield I wrote this brief little ditty.

Pulled it out of the leaves of Notebook 1 so I can share it with you all

(Artwork created by me – using Corel Painter)

Manchesters Roman Wall - An apt subject for an Impressionist Painting.

Ave! My friend.

 and welcome!, sit down.

 rest, as you enter this garrison town.

 You have reached Mamucium

 or “Castle-in-the-field”

 it’s a place, where we Romans

 don’t often yield.

 We fight with the Pilum

 and fight with the sword

 defending our lands

 from the blue pictish hordes

 We have a great legion

 five hundred men strong

 to service the need of

 the wall, that’s quite long

 And we’ll go off to Deva

 to have fun for the night

 arriving to watch

 the gladiators fight.