bright as a button

long rows of garden plants

unassumingly hide their colourful wares

somewhere under a mass of green leaves

hopefully though, the shy fruits will be spotted before the birds get them



Salford 9th March 2018



When you look around the world you live in,

Open your eyes – for sometime you can be oblivious to the

Number of things , living on the land you call home

Down in the Water, and Up in the air

Every kind of creature lives on the planet –

Rejoice and enjoy the things around you – they’re eyedropping!



Down the road blown by the wind

rafts of snow travel quickly

in forms that move like starlings

forward and back, the snowflakes move

till the wind drops, and they land softly on the lawn


deftly floating it’s way out to sea

rickety branches travel across the water

in expectation they’ll

find their way through the salty sea

towards the sandy shore




Salford, 25th November 2017

autumn leaves (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

The change in seasonal colour came quickly this year,

some might say the bright sparks at the weather office got caught out

summers hand seemed to draw into the autumn days

and while winter popped up in the chill of the western wind

the leaves stayed green for a week or two more

till one day the trees said they’d had enough

and the leaves 🍁 turned like traffic lights from green to red

taking on tones from amber to orange, from red to brown ,

toughening up to face the hardness of winter

as they dropped to the floor below

and the welcome to walkers travelling on this carpet ?

the crunch of leaves 🍁 saying hello 👋