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The Sea View
2016-08-22 07:00
This beautiful photo was taken by Jane Carson and she has very kindly given me permission to write a poem to accompany it. My father was a sailor, And one day he set to sea, It seemed he&rsq&hell…Read More
The Band Played On
2016-08-15 07:30
+ JPolamzKing suggested that I and a number of other poets provide a poem to accompany this photo, supplied by +Lynn Terry​. My poem is called The Band Played On. #poetsprompt He held… Read More
The Nap
2016-08-10 07:00
Excuse me for resting on your lap, But I’m dog tired, I need a nap, Usually bouncy and full of puff I’m exhausted, I’ve had enough, So please don’t wake me and make m… Read More
Grigol’s Dog
2016-08-06 07:00
I had a message from Grigol on FacebookWould I very kindly take a good look And write a poem about his English spaniel Who fills his heart to the very last granule. She’s loving, givin… Read More
The Boardwalk 
2016-08-05 07:00
#poetsprompt.  #allaroundme © Image +James Polamz King. Used with his permission.  Image: Obudu Cattle Ranch, Cross River State, Nigeria.  I stepped onto the boardwalk. I… Read More
Gin Junky
2016-08-04 07:00
When it comes to gin, we’ve a huge selection, Each one is distilled to complete perfection, And we’ve just added this one to our collection. It’s Spanish and it’s got… Read More
The Urban Fox
2016-08-03 07:00
The urban fox comes out at night,  And shelters through the day, He finds a safe spot out of sight, In which to hide away. If it is dusk, he has more trust, He’s confident, cock s… Read More
A Love Of Creating Flavours 
2016-08-02 07:00
Our world’s peopled with invention, a myriad crazy dreams,  We apply ourselves to everything, to ideas, plans and schemes… We like to think outside the box, in all we say… Read More
The Wet Room
2016-08-01 07:25
When we bought our home, the bathroom was pink, Pink bath, pink toilet, pink walls, pink sink, And what did we do with it…what do you think? We tore the horror out! We changed the flo… Read More
Poncho 
2016-07-31 07:00
This is my birthday finery, A poncho bought in Turkey, I think it really suits me, This gift from David and Ginny, Emily, Catherine and Charlie. © Text / Image Caro Ness 2016 Read More
Waiting For…
2016-07-30 07:00
Here I am on tippy toes, I’m excited and it shows, Please do one of your very best throws, I’m waiting for… my ball. I can run from here to there, As long as you’ll… Read More
Graduation
2016-07-29 07:00
27 July, Isla’s graduation day, When emotion and pride both held sway, Pomp, ceremony, glamour, glitz, And this student’s parents both in bits, Elegant black gowns edged with gre… Read More
Me And Grouse
2016-07-28 07:00
I love my grouse, I love him so, I know I shake him to and fro, But he’s the very bestest thing, Yes, to me he’s everything, So when I feel like the walking dead, He’s the… Read More
Woodnotes 
2016-07-27 05:10
I woke up suddenly under a tree To a strange and eerie cacophony, That became a beautiful symphony. Sonorous, staccato, soprano, bass, Each separate woodnote had its place, And each brought… Read More
2016-07-26 07:00
I heard a splendiferous word today, As a cross between sidling and sashay! But it mainly means “crimp”which also means curl, It’s enough to make you want to whirl and twirl… Read More
The World Beyond My Window 
2016-07-25 07:00
#poetsprompt Image used with permission, by +Laughing waters​​ The world beyond my window Is unfussy,  laid-back, cool, Palm trees blowing gently Down by a small rock pool… Read More
Wedding Cake 
2016-07-24 07:00
When it comes to wedding cake, Traditional’s a big mistake! Ours was made of different cheese, And all our guests said, “Oh, yes please!” Bleu D’Ambray and Westcombe… Read More
Burger
2016-07-23 07:00
Please make me a burger, a burger meal, Something sublime, something surreal, A perfect burger’s one of life’s great pursuits, Just now, I feel the need to fill my boots! ©… Read More
Banana Bread
2016-07-21 07:00
Fancy a slice of banana bread? To grace your lovely tea-time spread, Just one bite and you ‘re truly fed, And it has chocolate in it too… It’s Catherine’s little sli… Read More
Piano Cat
2016-07-20 07:00
Yes, I am a piano cat, I love Debussy, and that’s that, So play me my favourite, Clair De Lune, Us felines really love that tune! Or how’s about a bit of Strauss,  To have m… Read More
Us!
2016-07-19 07:00
I love you, and you love me, We’re an overture, a symphony, You’re a cat and I’m a dog, But we’re digital not analogue. We’ve always been a sister and brother… Read More
Smoked Haddock Soufflé 
2016-07-18 07:00
I may be a poet, but I trained as a chef, And here is a soufflé that I like the best! Smoked haddock is great in a fine kedgeree, But this is a recipe that does it for me! Pop to our… Read More
Memorialise
2016-07-17 07:00
This deliciously beautiful, vibrant bouquet,  Was a gift from the cats and the dog to say, We’re sorry that your dog Macgregor died, He’d have been our brother if he’d… Read More
The Steck Baby Grand
2016-07-16 07:00
This is Laurent, he’s here tuning my Steck, When I discovered this beauty, it was a wreck… Untouched, unloved, and covered in paint, Underneath which we found some work of restr… Read More
Guinness
2016-07-15 07:00
This is Guinness, she’s a black panther cat, There’s no white on her, and that is that. She’s sleek, she’s smooth, she’s a killing machine, She’s the best… Read More
Library Stairs
2016-07-14 07:00
My wife and I love a darned good book, All we have to do is take one look, And we’re lost in worlds of intrigue, romance, Of rags to riches, of circumstance, Of melodrama or history… Read More
Peonies
2016-07-13 07:00
These are the flowers my wife bought for me, My mama’s favourite flower, the peony, A simple yet beautiful pink bouquet To celebrate July 12th, her birthday. It was also the day that m… Read More
Garden Watch 
2016-07-12 07:00
This is us watching the garden below, To ensure that good people go to and fro, If it’s someone we hate, we will bark and hiss, We’re not always peaceful and calm like this. &cop&hell…Read More
2016-07-11 07:00
A door, a pot, a hydrangea blue, To welcome guests, to welcome you. A simple gesture that makes you smile, As you step into my house for a little while. © Text / Image Caro Ness 2016 Read More
Cat-In-The-Box
2016-07-10 07:35
Not a jack-in-the-box but a cat-in-the-box, And when I am then my life is so rosy, It may look quite frot, but believe me it’s not,  It makes me feel safe and, yes, cosy. So leave… Read More
Sing!
2016-07-09 08:18
You’ll feel better if you sing, sing, sing, So open your throat, let the rafters ring, And sing us a snatch of your favourite song, To make the day merrily roll along! © Text / Im… Read More
Happiness
2016-07-08 07:00
This is how I feel when relaxed and fluffy,Not timid, or shy, what you might call stuffy, Just lying here letting it all hang loose, So put your nimble fingers to very good use, And give my… Read More
The Great Gatsby
2016-07-07 07:00
This is me when I’ve been for my first poochy pamper, And believe me when I say I’m one happy camper, I was formerly scruffy and dreadfully hirsute, Now I think you’ll agre… Read More
Hi!
2016-07-06 08:00
It’s a week since I saw you, So please make a fuss, There is no one in the world, Right now, but us! You must know that I love you, My sweet Cory Cook, So come and admire, My new boyis… Read More
My Piano
2016-07-05 07:00
This is my piano, made by Steck, And it has a beautiful tone, by heck.  It’s the most therapeutic thing to sit and play, And while an hour or two away. © Text / Image Caro Ne… Read More
When The Familiar Becomes Unfamiliar 
2016-07-04 07:00
I love to walk in nature, To feel the breeze on my skin, The ground beneath my feet, To smell the earth and trees on the air. And yet this morning, In a stretch of wood That I know so well… Read More
Balloons
2016-07-03 07:00
I’ve always been a sucker for a good balloon, In them you feel you can fly to the sun or moon!  And from their baskets you’ll see some sights (sites), The trouble is, I&rsqu&hell…Read More
Buddies 
2016-07-02 07:00
Our dog was brought up with feline friends, And so, bucking all Jack Russell  trends, Gatsby thinks he’s a dog-shaped cat, And there’s simply nothing wrong with that! … Read More
The Bed
2016-07-01 07:00
Mum took me to the vets, And although it’s a place for pets, I didn’t want to go. Other times I’ve been, my balls got snipped, I had injections, got microchipped, I really… Read More
Home
2016-06-30 07:00
She walked into an empty house, Not just any house, Her family home, All her life. She stood in each room, Each empty room, And although her footsteps  Sounded loud and hollow, À… Read More
Heart 
2016-06-29 07:05
Be still and listen to the beat of your heart. Is it the persistent percussion Of stress, Exertion? Or the slow church tower chime Of calm? If you listen to your breath, In. Out. And how it… Read More
Play Ball!
2016-06-28 07:30
I love it when you throw my ball, It’s really no trouble to chase it at all! I love to chase it and bring it back, And I’ll keep on doing so till I hit the sack! © Text &nbs&hell…Read More
Ribs
2016-06-27 07:00
Nothing like a rack of ribs, Sticky, unctuous,…you’ll need bibs! ‘Cause they’re covered in marinade & rub, That makes them an irresistible form of grub!  An… Read More
The Unicorn
2016-06-26 07:00
Today I’m modelling the unicorn, ‘Cause my mad hair’s in the shape of a horn.  Don’t mess with me, I’m a mythical beast, And I’m liable to love you t… Read More
A Bird
2016-06-24 07:00
Stretch of limb and sinew Effortless lift Poetry in motion A bird in flight  © Text Caro Ness 2016 Image may be subject to copyright Read More
Polling 
2016-06-23 07:52
They’ve erected a gazebo in High Level Drive, But it’ll blow away before all the voters arrive! Europe!! Are we in or out? Endless debates at which politicians shout… BREX… Read More
Smile
2016-06-22 07:00
OK, so, well, this is my ugly mug, And it may belong on a Toby Jug, But it’s my attempt at sharing my smile, I hope posting it here has been worthwhile! © Text / Image Caro Ness 2… Read More
Hot Milk
2016-06-21 07:00
Do you like your cereal with milk that’s hot? Well, I can tell you that I do NOT! I like some crunch with ice cold milk, That slips down my throat like a ribbon of silk. One thing the… Read More
Washing-Up
2016-06-21 07:00
Oh thanks for leaving the washing-up!   A plate, a bowl, a spoon, a cup, What possessed you to leave it there? Were you unable to get off your derrière? I don’t want to loo… Read More
Catnap 
2016-06-20 07:00
What can I say about my little cat? She’s a quicksilver lovely, an acrobat. She’ll jump on your shoulder, straight from the floor, Or she’ll be stalking moths on the top of… Read More
Breakfast 
2016-06-19 07:00
I wanted something to break my fast, Something substantial that would last, A big bowl of cereal and cold, cold milk, A mixture of crunch and smooth as silk. So out came a box of Crunchy Nut… Read More
Party!
2016-06-18 07:00
I feel the need to party! Something hale and hearty… The need to laugh and dance has come round again, So let’s break out some really good champagne, Because it fizzes and reviv… Read More
Weary
2016-06-17 07:00
I’m a very tired chap, So I’m taking a little nap, In the course of racing round, How many things d’you think I found? There were balls and bones on tap, I found them all… Read More
Eggs Benedict
2016-06-16 07:00
If asked what I want for breakfast, I predict, I would usually say an Eggs Benedict. Eggs poached lovingly in Hollandaise, Guaranteed to raise you from any malaise. Placed on top of a toaste… Read More
2016-06-15 07:00
I was doing my best to work, When my cat chose to come and lurk! She craved a morning cuddle,  So we go into our morning huddle, And have some lovely long embraces, To put a smile on bo… Read More
La Petite Bouchee
2016-06-14 07:00
We have a bijou pop-up cafe, Which is called La Petite Bouchée. It only serves four and is French and boutique, So be prepared for something entirely unique. © Text / Image Caro… Read More
History Created
2016-06-13 07:00
History created In the form of a tree Whose roots Are buried in a monument  So new life sprouts From a past forgotten Rewrought © Text  Caro Ness 2016 © Image Angkeara Bo… Read More
Happy
2016-06-12 07:05
I really do just love this bed, It’s soft and cosy and very red, If I close my eyes it’s ‘specially nice, ‘Cause I can dream of catching mice, That makes me happy, it… Read More
An Unknown Road
2016-06-11 07:00
The road stretched into the unknown, It was foggy, so I felt strangely disconnected, In odd places, someone had erected A white picket fence, But only a yard or two long, So it ended almost… Read More
2016-06-10 07:00
The Gin Bar This is our bar, and it’s stocked full of gin, When it comes to boutique ones, where do I begin? They’re so full of flavour, it gets under your skin! The distillers a… Read More