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Poetry

Melon

#CYW #Melon

Maybe its me – but I always

expected the colour of a melon would be darker than the one

like you find in your box of crayons – its innards more red than pink

of course, buy a honeydew it’s as yellow as the sun

nice sliced up – they’re sweet regardless of which one you choose

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Acrostic Colours Food Fruit

Banana

Salford 24th April 2020

#Napowrimo #Napowrimo.net #Banana #Fruit

An acrostic on one of my favourite fruits

These wonderful fruits – start off green

as they make their long journey to my fruit bowl

kept in cold storage and delivered by boat

exiting one set of islands for another and

navigating their way to the nearest store

The secret is to make sure, the fruit

ripens at the right time

as although its very sweet to eat – its

not appealing to young eyes if they’ve turned more than yellow

so into the frosty vans they travel

paying attention to the temperature

only when the time is right will they

reappear on the shop front

to be bought by the customer

excitable little minds asking

dad or mum to put them in the shopping basket

ending up tween two slices of wholemeal or

accompanied by some nice vanilla ice cream

there’s many ways a banana can be enjoyed

even cooked in a pan and served up with a

nicely made butterscotch sauce

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Poetry

Paper

#fowc #paper

pulped and rolled out wood chip

a marvellous media to receive the

pens contents

even if the colour is

red , blue, yellow or green

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Colours

Dandelion II

Down in the family garden

a roaring yellow flower lives in the borders

next to the hyacinths, roses, and tulips

Don’t think this is your standard “Weed”

each one of these has their own shape and colour

liked when the mane disappears and the seed heads transform

into something more light and fluffy

on the right days these travel through the air – when

new yellow flowers begin to grow.

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Colours Photography Poetry

Orbit

#Photography #Colour

The Orb rested on its spot

as in a moment, the image came into view

Images forming – like magic

colours red , green, yellow and blue

captured in a moment

by the little glass ball

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Nature Poetry

Copper

In response to Thursday Photo Prompt

The woodland’s changing colour

from lush juicy greens to rustic reds

and painting a picture with a message

on the woodland paths

with each colourful crunch – “Winter’s coming”

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Animals Birds Colours

Canary

#CYW #Coloryourworld #Canaryyellow #Canary #Yellow

A piece for tourmalines Color your world challenge

Could it be said, this bird is

as bright as the morning sun ?

noted for its bright yellow plumage

and as chirpy in the afternoon as he is in the morning

rise and shine folks, the morning is here! the little

yellow bird sings out.

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Garden Insects Poetry

Butterfly in the Garden

Bringing a flash of colour
from the movement of its wings
the sight of them landing on the greens
oh what joy it brings

like windows of brightness
they appear on the green
having grown from caterpillars
mostly unseen

with wings translucent it passes by
it brings to the watcher a smile
who watches as in the air it flies
and stays in the garden a while

rainbows flutter as it moves round the green
stopping on a leaf where it can be seen
enjoying the sunshine whilst out in flight
and resting on plants at the dark of night

And while you see them flying about
their eggs have landed on plants – don’t shout
for caterpillars from eggs will grow
and soon new butterflies will be on show

Colourful insects that fly through the air
bringing a smile to those who are aware
keeping the flowers in garden a go
as they flutter round colours, to and fro

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Football

Final Whistle

#fowc #referee #sport #football #rules #ball

It’s a funny old game is Football
You walk for miles down roads and up stairs
to get to those golden ticketed chairs –
then as players take to the field
you wait for the referee to yield –
the man in the middle – you await his call
and for stars on the pitch to start kicking the ball.

Then as it does,
and ball travels back
a flag or a whistle stops the attack
and you lament the official – in yellow blue or black
But in his defence – he follows the rules
and his fellows know their stuff – they’re no fools
So when whistle is signalled and games underway
They’re there to ensure there’s a bit of fair play.

And when defender tackles striker,
and he goes in far too hard.
The Man in the middle gives warning
with a bright yellow coloured card.
And player knows better, to look out instead
as the last thing he wants to see is red!

And when the match is over,
He whistles out to all…
“The match time is now finished –
  That’s the last kick of the ball!”

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Colours Poetry

Apricot

Apricots

Salford 24th May 2019

#Apricot #cyw #fruit #acrostic #poetry

A small yellow fruit, with a

Prune like stone in its centre

Ripe on the tree –

It’s colour – yellow, and when

Cut from the stem

often feels furry – much like a peach

Then again – its sweetness is nice at any time