Fair Days and Foul

Worldly Winds

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My tummy feels like summer,

or a giggle just set free,

like a flitter of lairy butterflies,

or a swarm of buzzy bees.

My heart beats to the rhythm,

of girls who jump the rope,

bouncing like a bright beach ball,

shown on some Oscilloscope.

My mind spins like the waltzer,

at a gaily lit up fair.

My head is full of candy floss,

and kites that surf the air.

If I could catch the essence,

and save a jar or two,

I’d keep them in my cupboard,

for when I’m feeling blue.

© Fair Days and Foul 2012

By Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

Picture Credit:https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/503347695827272788/

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The Feather Vajra

A golden oldie!

Worldly Winds

Emblem of Bhutan

and in her hand she held a feather vajra,

at the core, a gentle beating heart,

around the heart, two eggshell lotus’s cupped,

intertwined like a mother’s hands.

Around a band of unicorns,

four magical, mystical, protectors,

and a vajra made of feathers.

© Feather Vajra 21.08.2013

by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

Emblem of Bhutan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The vajra, a distinct symbol of Vajrayana The vajra, a distinct symbol of Vajrayana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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As Though…

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Inspired by Ian McMillan’s line,

‘As though a fat cat can be used as a flotation device’

I thought I would have a go at my own version.

As Though…

As though the stars were musical notes

As though a hamster could play a sax

As though her tears are the subtlest perfume

As though a Nun pole dances on a Sunday

As though a fly could open windows

As though a wasp carried a tickling stick

As though gold ingots had a soft centre

As though hands could work unsupervised

As though, at night, I could put my brain in a mug of Steradent

By Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

As Though April 2020

Inspired by Ian McMillan

Soldier On

Worldly Winds

Oh dear… I seem to have a summer cold! How does that happen? Only one thing for it – A Duvet Day! I thought I would share this golden oldie, it always makes me smile!

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Farewell cruel world,

I’m leaving you,

it’s not a cold,

I’ve got the ‘flu.

It may well be,

my final breath,

my nose is red,

I feel like death.

Please don’t mourn,

when I am gone,

go on without me…

soldier on!

 

© Soldier On…  03.11.2012

By Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

Photo Credit : http://9laughs.com/go-on-without-me/

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Jazz Mum

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Jazz Mum

 

Faith, hope, and charity

love is not free

I dream of a piano

playing jazz by the sea

the snow on the apple

the lady bug eight

a circle

a tear

a flat-line

Sunset

 

Staves in a melody

butterfly bass

caught on a fish-hook

Can’t remember your face

hiraeth is calling

a song on a breeze

red balloons falling

Aphrodite from Greece

 

Jazz Mum by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm 22.08.2020