Structure III

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Decayed Plane tree leaf in Enchanted Garden, BASIC, Salford

Structure

Old decayed leaf

melts into the moss on the car park tarmac

as it disappears into memory

but look at its veins and bones

as it fades into the mud

and you’ll see a remembrance

of the mighty tree

it once was part of.

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Playing with pastels

Transcript

(alt title : tip toeing through the drawings)

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One of my first pastel drawings

I’d been sat in the front garden, of the terraced house i live in and decided to bring some colour to my drawing pad

The trees in the garden were coming into bloom , whilst the fuschias and minature roses were coming into their own.  They danced around like ballerinas in the slight breeze

I tried to get some detail in, my talent more observant of the leaves than the petals.

But in what seemed to be a short while, i’d frittered away two whole hours on the garden bench.  Pausing on the hour to enjoy a Corned beef Sandwich and a cool lemonade.

Playing around with the Greens , Pinks and Reds.  With Blue making a cameo appearance.

Harmonious

Harmony

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It starts with the wind gently rushing through the green leaves

feathered maestros awaken in nests and trees

no electronic devices needed here

as chirping chums share news around the bird bath

and as they fly into the morning blue

the song begins to take shape

a tale of a glorious blue sky moment

twittered by the chorus that’s come together

and are residing on the roof to perform

Pine Green

 

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Delamere Forest

 

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Perhaps its no mistake

In noting you’re an evergreen

Numbers of you gather on

Each side of the forest road, pushing through the

 

Grasses as you do,

Reaching high up into the sky of blue

Every squirrel in the neighbourhood covets your seeds, and

Each eager young kid, takes one your cones home

Noting – when your seed opens and closes

Forest

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Walking through the forest on a summers morning

the sun peeking through the trees to say hello

new hairdo’s for all – their old leaves forming a carpet below

they make a wonderful crunch as you step through them

and waking up to the sound of the leaves ?

a family of squirrels up high in the trees

what’s for breakfast ? say the kids

Hazel Nuts ? Yummy.

Spring greens

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From down in the ground

on cold winter ❄️ months

long 🍃 leaves take time to grow.

 

As their heads pop up from the ground

rejoice! For their dark green foliage

utimately signal

mother nature fancies a change of scene

 

the mercury rises

and the flowers 🌺 are coming

spring has arrived.

Impressions of Autumn

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Two leaves rescued from a trip down the drain

travelling down the Trafford Road

The plane leaf – soaring like its mechanical cousin

skipping and dancing on the Salford Wind

The maple leaf – smaller, lighter quicker

playing hopscotch over the sandstone paving

Their brothers and sisters lie bereft

hiding under evergreens to keep out of the rain

as Maple and Plane are captured in colour

Impressions of Autumn – that are brighter and fuller

Changing of the seasons

Whilst walking
Through the city green
I saw the leaves turn from
Green to brown
And watched as they
Drifted on the wind
Through the town
Local birds are confused
Amassed on the tops
And squirrels they wonder
Why their food has all dropped
It’s much too early
And not too late
So why go and forage
And hibernate?

Horse Chestnut Tree

This poem was originally written for Allpoetry.com

I’m posting it under the Daily post Challenge Tree

Horse Chestnut Tree

by Brian F Kirkham

Sat there regally, in his park,
with brothers and sisters in an arc,
The Horse Chestnut tree spends his day
watching the children and adults at play.
He’ll be there, sitting, every week
as little children play hide and seek
and others shelter in the sun
while eating sandwiches or a bun 

He shelters birds from passing rain,
and watches it flow down nearby drains
he protects those animals that don’t like to be pinned
by that autumnal passing wind

The Horse Chestnut Tree, is an amiable chap
and when all is quiet, he’ll take a nap
There’s only one thing – That drives him bonkers
when kids climb up him to pinch his conkers!