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Poetry

Mahogany

Mahogany (Redwood)

Maybe its the deep red colour

as you stare at its grain that makes your

heart fall for the piece

of furniture its made from

great pieces of indian redwood

are carefully crafted into

naturally flowing tables and chairs

year upon year – as old is replaced by new in the forest

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Acrostic Nature Poetry

Bluebells

#writephoto #bluebells

Bluebell wood : Writephoto prompt by S.C Vincent

Brushing against the flowers in the carpet of blue

listen out for the chimes as you walk

usually, you wouldn’t hear them

except – on this occasion – there’s only the

birch trees – and they’re not saying much

even the squirrels are being quiet –

listening to the noise of the bluebells as they

lightly sway in the

spring breeze

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Acrostic Animals Poetry

Beaver

#Coloryourworld #Cyw #Beaver

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lunchbreak! , image created by inky from stock image : funnybeaverimages

Behind that pile of logs

Expect to find

A master dam builder

Versatile in river control

Examining each branch, log and twig, before laying them over the

River Bank, to create his construction

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Photography Poetry

Wooden

#CFFC #Wood

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A poem by Milligan, I might have used artistic licence

A very high tree, ten foot tall

was chopped down to make some chairs

and I bought one

Now me, five foot seven

is 4 foot three when I sit down in it

did they really cut down a ten foot tree to make me look shorter ?

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Camping Fire Outdoor Pursuits Outdoors Poetry

Burn

Burn

the triangle a simple one

heat air and fuel

started by a little spark

amongst the smallest of shavings

 

Little flame eating

everything around it

kept at bay

by logs and bricks

 

Starting off slowly

the flames begin to grow

dining on everything near it

apart from the Billy can above

 

bread on a green stick

changes with the dancing flames

from dough to delight in seconds

with help from the makeshift grill

 

smells of the barbecue

rise in the air

as backwoods sausages

add fuel to the flames

 

light and warmth

dancing slowly in the moonlight

till all that are left

are the glowing impish coals

 

staff of life

the end of life

for the fire that maintained life

Round the campfire circle

 

 

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Acrostic Animals Poetry Water

Driftwood

Salford, 3rd February 2018

Detritus floating en-masse down the ship canal

Readily aided by the boats and the water

Is floating aimlessly towards the basin gates

Full stop only happening upon hitting the booms where each stick gangs

Together forming a pretty pattern on the

Waters surface

Overjoyed geese, plunder the booty, piling

One large stick on top of another till a safe place for eggs has been built, whilst

Downstream, a boat with a foriegn name (and crane) is coming to pick up the leftovers

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Canalside Elements Nature Photography Places Transport Travel

Elemental

Elemental

Salford 17th September 2017

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They cut through the Earth, to create this canal.

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Development led to a series of Basins being dug, which filled with water coming from, not only the canal, but the skies too.


Goods for the foundations, foundries and factories found its way here
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Originally , the Wind carried ships down the canal – using their sails, but nowadays these boats are powered by fuel…and its not materials they carry, but people.

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Garden Industrial Nature

Stumped!

Salford 13th July 2017

Stump

The powers that be

planted big deciduous trees

in the grounds of a locality

so it would look nice

for the men with money

 

The local kids – loved it

Playing games under the leaves

and climbing up high on the branches

getting a view of the boaters

on the watery basin

 

Change of heart

led to a start

where wood was taken apart

for parts of a chair

the kids – they just stared

 

Returning to the scene

of the crime extreme

either side of the lane

stumps of wood – showing grain

and locals anger does mount – all kids do is count

 

For what was the point

of cutting down a grand high tree

that caused no problems for any of thee

when all the wood from tree that’s bought

just goes into a chair – that makes you look short ?

Categories
Acrostic Animals Poetry

Beaver

#coloryourworld #cyw #beaver

Brilliant builder of wood based dams

Each one of your structures an individual masterpiece

As you carefully create each one from surrounding forests

Very careful in your construction, – from

End to end , each twig and branch fits to create a

Riverside home – fit for any waterside family

 

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Acrostic Home Poetry

Interior

interior

 

2nd January 2017

It’s that place away from the winter weather,

never understated – because it’s yours

tables and chairs in the kitchen-cum-diner, settee and TV in the lounge

each room containing its own mark made by you

rugs with interesting patterns laid on hard wood floors

intrinsic patterns that took an age to fit

on the whole – its the way you thought it out, a

really nice, warm and inviting home.