Odd Day – 16th October 2017

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Amanda and Ernie

Amanda and Ernie

Amanda and Ernie have a tender moment when re-united at a recent Manor Farm open day.

Chester has to wear big pants

Chester has to wear Big Pants

Chester has to wear big pants
It’s not dignified for a dog
But Chester has to wear big pants
So that’s what Chester does

Chester chases after things
He dashes everywhere
Chester chases everything
With no thought to where

Chester chased a rabbit
Through the undergrowth so dense
Chester chased a rabbit
And it slipped right through the fence

Chester has to wear big pants
It’s not dignified for a dog
But Chester has to wear big pants
So that’s what Chester does

Chester ran so very fast
But the rabbit, it was faster
Chester was so close behind
When he hit upon disaster

Chester landed in the wire
The rabbit had ducked under
Chester felt his legs afire
The vet’s soft hands were tender

Chester has to wear big pants
It’s not dignified for a dog
But Chester has to wear big pants
So that’s what Chester does

Chester came round very slowly
His head was in a cone
Chester felt so very poorly
All his fur was shorn

Chester started healing well
But niggled at his wounds
Chester started getting well
Soon was the cone removed

Chester has to wear big pants
But it won’t be for long
For Chester’s fur is growing back
And now he’s getting strong

Chester has to wear big pants
But that is not so bad
Chester has his swagger now
It’s just his trendy fad

Lft

Purely for pleasure

Photo by Keith Turner. 

 

Having been sent this fabulous image I opened the book nearest at random and wrote the seventh sentence. I quite like it.

You can find more of Keith’s quality photographs here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kthtrnr/

 

 

There’s always one

There’s always one!

Elevated

Picture Poem

 

17 March 2017

Square Packed

Square packed 

Square packed with flavours of the world

fountain full of soaking,  splashing smiles

tarantella washes over al fresco eaters

framed by tracks of George, William and Rebecca

 

6 April 17

Obsession

The Fall

An excerpt from a forthcoming poem entitled The Fall as a picture poem

Inside Albesila Luminarium

Inside the latest Architects of Air luminarium scultpure, Albesila, is a world of otherworldness. A rainbow of colours seeping in and around the 27 egg shaped domes created by the structure itself. You can lose yourself, find yourself and dream right there inside. The light is provided by the sun, the sound track by David Bickley and your fellow explorers, guidance from the Architects of Air event team, experience by your own imagination.

I met children of all ages awed and inspired by the lights and patterns inside. Some of their philosophical musings are captured below.

If you are not one of the millions who have been inside a luminarium, seek one out. This Nottingham based company have taken their structures to over 40 countries around the globe during their 25 years. I have been fortunate enough to spend time in four of the structures over the past few years, all different. Each has transported me, allowed my mind to drift and to focus, to cogitate and dream. I highly recommend them.

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