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Rustic Chair by aldwarke Rustic Chair :iconaldwarke:aldwarke 5 3
Strawberry Moon tanka
The strawberry moon
And the setting sun made love
On midsummer night
In the magical gloaming  
Of a celestial rite
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When I grow up by aldwarke When I grow up :iconaldwarke:aldwarke 3 5 Bench Dogs by aldwarke Bench Dogs :iconaldwarke:aldwarke 7 5
Odour of Elder Blossom
I used to sit behind her at school
She was pale with a pigtail
I used to count her vertebrae,
Numbered the lines of the darn
In her well-worn dress,
She was thin, undernourished.
She asked me one day
Would I go for walk with her?
Grandma Moran said to say no,
‘She’s far too bold, I tell ye,
I know the Callahan’s.
You’ll be giving her a wide berth now.
Heavens above! You’re no more than twelve.’
But how could I refuse.
By the waterside we wandered
Where the elder blossom hung heavy.
‘Til we came to the weir where we turned
And walked in innocence while she told me
Things she had could tell to no one else.
There was no one else she would trust.
‘Mi dad’s in the army.
Away in the war. Mam’s upset,
‘cause we’ve got no money’.
Ten years later when I met her again
She didn’t know me nor anyone else,
Her eyes, black tarns where only sorrows lived,
Gazed only into an empty pram.
Ah, You mean Lizzie Garret
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Dogs and Tim
I was standing at the bus stop. Two middle aged dogs walked past me side by side, quiet and purposeful, female Jack Russell terriers, no collars, no jackets, no lead. A couple of nice old girls.
They stopped three feet away, sat down and looked down the street in the direction that the bus would come from. The young fellow, who owns them, Tim, a joiner on his way to work, followed shortly.
We began a dog-centred conversation from which it emerged they were sisters from the same litter. Remarkably, for such a well-behaved pair, I learned that neither had ever worn a collar. Tim was taking them to grandma’s (his mother’s) for the day, as he did every day, while he went to work. They love it there, he told me.
I liked the man, about thirty and in his working clothes, stout boots, knapsack and with a saw strapped across his back, he made me think of a mediaeval journeyman.
The dogs were a canny pair. Every now and then they would lean forward, from a sitting place carefully sel
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Tree for Groot's Dog by aldwarke Tree for Groot's Dog :iconaldwarke:aldwarke 0 6 I want to come out too by aldwarke I want to come out too :iconaldwarke:aldwarke 8 3
DA Tetractys a
BBC Shipping Forecast Announcer's Double Tetractys
Winds Beaufort Scale ten backing cyclonic
Patches of fog
Heavy rain
German Bight
South East Iceland
Don't look at me like that it's not my fault!
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That's Me Done for the Day. by aldwarke That's Me Done for the Day. :iconaldwarke:aldwarke 6 4 Who's Been Sitting in my Chair. by aldwarke Who's Been Sitting in my Chair. :iconaldwarke:aldwarke 6 12 Dog family and Oliver by aldwarke Dog family and Oliver :iconaldwarke:aldwarke 15 39
I found a tree with a knotty hollow
Inside the dark there rested a robin
Standing still with staring eyes wide open
Her plumage lacking lustre
Like a needle felt bird in a craft show
At twenty dollars, delicately made
Waiting in the moss, waiting for a lull
In the icy wind, waiting for the chance
To forage for food for her very life's sake
I put out a careful finger caressed
The down on her red breast and dun hued  head
She fell back, tiny claws, legs stretched up, stiff
Like telegraph poles without wires.
One more to add to millions of lonely deaths.
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Tanka Summer 1
     Garden meditations during an
      unusually hot English Summer
     Panting dogs lie prone,                      
     Birds make gargantuan gapes                        
     Gasping for cool air                           
     Fishes pouting from the pond              
     Blow kisses to damsel flies.    
     On clear gauzy wings                            
     Dragonflies and lacewings circle       
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Spectre with a Hood
   Spectre with a Hood
   Most days I see him, the spectre with a hood.
   Head and rounded shoulders bent forward he walks,
   No, trudges the country road I always use
   On my frequent forays into the town.
   Clad in faded camouflage gear he carries
   In one hand a plastic supermarket bag
   While his shoulders tote a flaccid rucksack.
   He is looking neither forward nor sideways,
   But always downwards, he is oblivious
   To the white cow parsley in the verges,
   To the late blackthorn and the may blossom
   Emerging from which a startled blackbird,
   Cackling her alarm call, darts across his face.
   Such strange behaviour, I say to my friends
   Who reply ‘He’s off for his free methadone’,
   Dismissive as if this answer explains all.
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Hog blog
Eight of the hedgehogs got through the winter hibernation. Elizabeth has released seven into some woodland thought to be free of badgers (hedgehog main predator). The one not released has ringworm which my daughter is treating.


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Harry Wells
United Kingdom
Current Residence: England
Favourite genre of music: Bluegrass
MP3 player of choice: Ipod
Personal Quote: Ascertain much, assume little.



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LindArtz Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Wishing you a lovely day, Harry! :party: Cake for your BDay by KmyGraphic Celebration by Mirz123
aldwarke Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016
Thank you so much!
SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016   Artisan Crafter
Nice work on your latest collaboration with Snazzie-D! 
aldwarke Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
Thanks, nice of you to say so.
SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016   Artisan Crafter
Emoticon: Bow Your very welcome! :) (Smile) 
The-Pagan-Gallery Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I have not seen you around much lately. Are you okay?
Heather-Chrysalis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Happy Birthday Harry! :party: I hope you have a wonderful day! Chapeau by Digithalie  

Pray for your happiness. by LOVEMAYU                                             HappyBirthday JO by KmyGraphic  
SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Party Happy Birthday, Harry! Green Dragon
LindArtz Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :party: Cake for your BDay by KmyGraphic Celebration by Mirz123
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