A Visit to the North Pole

Posted in honour of the month of December
Poetry & Photography

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“O, how glorious would it be to set my heel upon the Pole and turn myself 360 degrees in a second!” Joseph Banks

A Visit to the North Pole

A quick trip
To the North Pole
A little hop and skip
To the beat of the drum roll

The elves busy at work
Their faces in a permanent smirk
No time for breaks or coffee
Not even a little toffee

The holiday season is upon us
Which has caused all the fuss
Be careful where you step though
You may end up in a pile of snow

Santa’s sleigh
Without delay
Flying over the river
Presents to deliver

Hitch a ride
In a blink of an eye
You’ll be landing
At the front door standing

Was it a dream
So it would seem
But then again
Life is but a dream

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December Moon, Part Five

Posted in the Daily Photo series
Poetry & Photography

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“From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It’s not a miracle; we just decided to go” Jim Lovell

December Moon, Part Five

Welcome,
To the dark side
Of the moon

They promised
Strong coffee
With an option
Of cream

Half way there
Gave me a scare
What if
There was
No sugar?
Oh bugger!

So what
Coffee black
Is just
As good!

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December Moon, Part Four

Posted in the Daily Photo series
Poetry & Photography

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“I am not a person who reaches for the moon as long as I have the stars” Gertrude Ederle

December Moon, Part Four

Echoes of the past
Echoes of the future
Time is moving fast
No later than sooner

Up high
In the sky
Total bliss
When time is
Standing still
If you blink
Even a wink
The moment
Passed you by
Oh how
Time flies

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December Moon, Part Two

Posted in the Daily Photo series
Poetry & Photography

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“Oh, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We’ve already got the stars” Bette Davis

December Moon, Part Two

“Look, the moon boss, the moon!”

December moon
You came so soon
Where did you go?
We were looking for you
Already a month ago
Here you are
Shining bright
Did you go far?
Never mind,
You are always
Such a delight!

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World Wide Wednesday 2015-12-02

Posted in the series, World Wide Wednesday around the world in photographs
Photography, Poetry, Travel

“Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs” Susan Sontag

World Wide Wednesday, Around the World in Black and White and Colour

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A glimpse into the archives of photography from around the world from Rantings Of A Third Kind on Wednesdays.

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Posts so far:

Around the World in Black and White, First Edition

Around the World in Black and White, Second Edition, Part One

Around the World in Black and White, Second Edition, Part Two

Around the World in Black and White, Second Edition, Part Three

Around the World in Black and White Presents: Third Edition: Rhodes Island, Part One

Around the World in Black and White Presents: Third Edition: Rhodes Island, Part Two

Around the World in Black and White Presents: Fourth Edition: Rhodes Island, Part One

Around the World in Black and White Presents: Fourth Edition: Rhodes Island, Part Two

Around the World in Black and White Presents: Fifth Edition: Cyprus

Around the World in Black and White Presents: London in the Rain

Around the World in Black and White Presents: London

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Natural History Museum, London

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Helsinki City Centre in Black and White

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Athens, Acropolis

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Mallorca, Part One

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Mallorca, Part Two

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Mallorca, Part Three

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Mallorca, Part Four, Night

World Wide Wednesday Presents: Finland, Espoo, Suburbia

World Wide Wednesday Presents, Delphi, Part Two

World Wide Wednesday Presents, Delphi, Part Three

World Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part One

World Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Two

Word Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Three

Word Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Four

Word Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Five

Word Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Six

Word Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Seven

Word Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Eight

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Word Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Eight

Posted in the series, World Wide Wednesday around the world in photographs
Photography, Poetry, Travel

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“He travels the fastest who travels alone” Rudyard Kipling

Word Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Eight

Colourful old buildings
Even graffiti for the chilling
Some of them may be tilting
Life nothing if not thrilling

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Word Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Seven

Posted in the series, World Wide Wednesday around the world in photographs
Photography, Poetry, Travel

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“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware” Martin Buber

Word Wide Wednesday Presents, Porvoo, Finland, Part Seven

The river snaking across the expanse
This may just be the promised land
Clear waters as far as the eye can see
A perfect place for the summer to flee

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December The First

Posted in honour of the month of December
Poetry and Photography

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“December’s wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer’s memory…” John Geddes

December The First

December the first
Came with a burst
A sunrise most gorgeous
It’s almost flirtatious

Come what may
December made its way
Holiday season upon us
With sunshine in abundance

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