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BS: WAV with Pics

13 May 19 - 04:43 PM (#3992180)
Subject: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Hi all:

In my free time the last few years, my hobby has been going back to places I visited in Walkabouts: Travels and Conclusions in Verse/WalkaboutsVerse/WAV with a bridge camera.

Here is one example from a recent visit to Rome - quite timely as the Giro cycling and the Italian Open Tennis are currently on:

"A Beautiful Stage"


13 May 19 - 11:33 PM (#3992255)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...stayed in Ostia and had about one day on the coast, one day walking about the city, and one day watching tennis at the wonderful Foro Italico.

There are so many beautiful sites in Rome but, of course, people know it and there are big crowds and queues at most of them.


14 May 19 - 07:08 PM (#3992436)
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From: Donuel

Even if no one else is able to say it, Well Done.
Was it easy?


15 May 19 - 02:48 PM (#3992535)
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From: WalkaboutsVerse

Thanks, Donuel:

It was easier last time in 1988, in my early 20s!

But I remembered that - unlike spacious Paris where the good underground is really needed - Rome is a walkabout city and this visit confirmed that.

I took the metro to the Vatican then walked a scenic route - in the order of the photos - to the Colosseum, buying an umbrella and wiping my camera lens a lot in the changeable weather that day.

The other 2 days, I took it easier - on the coast and at the tennis.


15 May 19 - 03:30 PM (#3992541)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: fat B****rd

Excellent selection, WAV. Reminds me of a wonderful week my late wife and I spent in Italy. Thank you.


15 May 19 - 03:38 PM (#3992546)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Where did you visit, FB?

So many beautiful places in Italy, of course - and I'm being reminded of this now by the helicopter cameras covering the Giro cycling.


15 May 19 - 06:22 PM (#3992577)
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From: fat B****rd

Rome, Florence, Assisi and Perugia.


15 May 19 - 06:32 PM (#3992579)
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From: WalkaboutsVerse

Only been to the first 2, and know the other 2 from TV and Saint Francis, of course.


16 May 19 - 02:32 PM (#3992653)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

A local one this time on a revisit, 19 years on, with camera, to Blackpool and Fleetwood - "A Good Seaside Day" .


17 May 19 - 03:50 PM (#3992812)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Recently on our local NW England news, Blackpool Tower is now 125 years old.


18 May 19 - 05:58 PM (#3992929)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"Liverpool"


24 May 19 - 02:54 PM (#3993765)
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From: WalkaboutsVerse

A surfie poem with pics on, in Sydney, "Cronulla"


24 May 19 - 02:56 PM (#3993767)
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From: Dave Hanson

Here we go again, WankaboutsVerse binge posting.

Dave H


24 May 19 - 05:06 PM (#3993782)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

?

Over here we pay people to go over and photo the UK


25 May 19 - 03:45 AM (#3993829)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

I think you hit the wrong button, Dave, but keeping calm and carrying on with upper lip stiff...

Not to compare myself in any other way, Gandhi and Mandela probably disliked their status quo at least as much as I do - one fought with non-violent non-cooperation, the latter resorted to terrorism.

Having been born in Saint Mary's Hospital, Manchester, the day Alf Ramsey's English team won the FIFA World Cup, and been highly trained in Australia and (too a lesser extent) England, I keep promoting WalkaboutsVerse

(The lazy answer would have been - if you don't like it, go to hell.)


25 May 19 - 09:20 PM (#3993974)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Sandra in Sydney

thanks for the pics, the other beaches are a tad different to Australia's beaches!


26 May 19 - 04:32 AM (#3993985)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Agreed, Sandra - although not a surfie, I have bumped into a few of our world's most famous beaches and those around Sydney are hard to beat.

And, when I visit my elderly parents there every year, what I appreciate most is the beautiful rock pools (as in the above Cronulla poem), where I can enjoy the fresh sea water, without too much swell, such that I can keep my glasses on.


27 May 19 - 09:31 AM (#3994163)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"My Diet"


28 May 19 - 03:39 AM (#3994277)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

A bit like this thread, for the most part! "One-Pot Cooking"


28 May 19 - 05:03 PM (#3994361)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

For anyone who would like a look at some of the English artists at London’s National Gallery, my intro poem to WalkaboutsVerse, "Pictures"


29 May 19 - 04:37 PM (#3994414)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

My hometown poem "Manchester - A Gist"


29 May 19 - 05:28 PM (#3994419)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: The Sandman

wav are you familiar with the poetry of Ian Bailey, he is a neghbour of mine and is also from manchester


29 May 19 - 06:16 PM (#3994426)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

No - I had to do a web-search, Sandman; is it the chap in the news on trial at the moment?

Either way, I hope to get back into both the folk and poetry club and festival scenes again but, as I say, I've been spending a fair bit of my spare time lately revisiting places with my camera.


30 May 19 - 12:55 PM (#3994492)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: The Sandman

The Irish dpp said there was insufficent evidence to prosecute, in france you are guilty until you can prove your innocence, he is being tried in his absence in france, it is [as i understand] a civil case which requires less evidence.


31 May 19 - 01:51 PM (#3994696)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

He lives in Manchester now, Sandman? May have been on the local news which I have missed lately due to watching Roland Garros and the Giro, after work.

Heading south, my "Impressions of London in 1997" (with photos taken 3 or 4 years ago)


31 May 19 - 06:17 PM (#3994725)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: The Sandman

no he lives near schull county cork ireland, but frommanchester originally


02 Jun 19 - 05:31 PM (#3994976)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"Picturing Sydney"


04 Jun 19 - 04:30 PM (#3995251)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

An Australian PM has (& I have) but still no UK leader has apologised for abusing Aboriginal "Land Rights"


07 Jun 19 - 02:30 PM (#3995557)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Re Brexit and #DDay75, "Remember Them?"


08 Jun 19 - 01:59 PM (#3995674)
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From: WalkaboutsVerse

Including a pic of Eric, "From Morecambe"


13 Jun 19 - 03:30 PM (#3996321)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With an address, of sorts, not to a haggis but the coconut, my poem Through South-East Asia" .


15 Jun 19 - 07:43 AM (#3996527)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

In 1988, I hitch-hiked from "Land's End to John O' Groats"


16 Jun 19 - 05:26 PM (#3996723)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With photos of Barcelona (including one of the bullring that was) taken during a long-weekend visit last year, my poem on "Toreo".


19 Jun 19 - 02:47 PM (#3997065)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

The introductory poem to the Walkabout Lancashire section of my collection, "More Pictures" - with photos taken in 2017 of Manchester Art Gallery.


22 Jun 19 - 01:03 PM (#3997392)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

My song, in C Major, "We Go Together" with pics of pigeons and "bees".


25 Jun 19 - 02:51 PM (#3997849)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With the qualifying on this week, there is not long to go now, so my poem, with lots of pics from a 2014 visit, "Musing on Wimbledon"


29 Jun 19 - 02:10 PM (#3998378)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...now that "Eastbourne" is over for another year.


04 Jul 19 - 04:57 PM (#3999258)
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From: WalkaboutsVerse

"Proud Preston"


08 Jul 19 - 06:28 PM (#3999900)
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From: WalkaboutsVerse

On the coast, near Newcastle Upon Tyne, "Cullercoats"


10 Jul 19 - 04:56 PM (#4000223)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Just got home from a visit by train to Buxton, Derbyshire, straight from work, and added a well-dressing photo to my poem on "The Many Elements of Buxton"


17 Jul 19 - 05:12 PM (#4001060)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"A Fern In Full Flight"


03 Aug 19 - 05:56 PM (#4003181)
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From: WalkaboutsVerse

"Joys of Life"


17 Aug 19 - 04:30 PM (#4004891)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

In North East England, with Roman ruins, Wallsend


25 Aug 19 - 04:24 PM (#4005851)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Nice day here in England yesterday, and, with my camera, I made a day-trip into Lancashire to 3 places I had previously visited (about 20 years ago) with my pen; and I've just finished adding pics to my poem on "Clitheroe Castle's Views"


26 Aug 19 - 01:55 PM (#4005926)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

From the same above day-trip, just finished editing and adding photos to my poem on "Blackburn Cathedral"


28 Aug 19 - 05:41 PM (#4006274)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

My poem, with photos of her memorial in Hyde Park, on the death of Diana in 1997 - "A Loss For Humanity"


31 Aug 19 - 12:32 PM (#4006694)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"Whalley Abbey...What Tales?"


23 Sep 19 - 05:27 PM (#4010101)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Most of my poems are in trad English forms, but I did try an Italian sonnet and a few Haikus, including this one on "Rivington", Lancashire - now with pics attached, after a recent revisit.


19 Oct 19 - 04:07 AM (#4014382)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"One Rugby?"


15 Dec 19 - 08:08 AM (#4023845)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

I just made a visit "To Scotland, Again" - this time with my camera (rather than my pen), and by train rather than the coach journey of the poem.

You can also see in the pics evidence of how much rain there has been in these parts the last few weeks.


15 Dec 19 - 07:09 PM (#4023972)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

Excellent tour of Rivington among others


17 Dec 19 - 03:03 PM (#4024259)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Thanks Donuel, and have a happy Christmas..."The Nativity"


18 Dec 19 - 11:00 AM (#4024405)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"Monaco and its Railway Loo"...according to Google Blogger stats, the 2nd most read poem in all of WalkaboutsVerse!


19 Dec 19 - 05:59 PM (#4024682)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

And, according to Google Blogger stats, the most read poem in all of WalkaboutsVerse, with just 1 pic, "Congestion"


31 Dec 19 - 11:18 AM (#4025672)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Yet to get back to India with my camera but, via a stopover heading back from my visit to family in Sydney this year, I have been back to Hong Kong and took the photos attached to this poem - "China and India in 1988"

And a happy new year all.


25 Jan 20 - 02:03 PM (#4030164)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

From my time in London in the late 90s, my poem, now with pics, on an interesting street market - "Portobello Road"


22 Feb 20 - 09:53 AM (#4035499)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"At A Pond"


23 Feb 20 - 01:17 PM (#4035687)
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From: WalkaboutsVerse

"A Second Ballet"


06 Mar 20 - 04:25 PM (#4037972)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With pics of the M.C.G., Lords, etc., my poem on cricket "Dot-Ball"


07 Mar 20 - 06:07 AM (#4038045)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With pics of the Colosseum, the Burj Khalifa, and Buckingham Public Hospital, my poem, from WalkaboutsVerse, "Along with the Ingenuity"


14 Mar 20 - 10:41 AM (#4039501)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With pics from the Olympic Parks in Sydney and London, my poem "Olympics or Globalisation?"


14 Mar 20 - 10:51 AM (#4039503)
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From: gillymor

Yet another finely wrought argument for racism and xenophobia. Bravo!


19 Mar 20 - 07:48 PM (#4040797)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

No Gillymor - Yet another finely wrought argument for keeping our world multicultural.

And, from just above that, I saw on the news today Elizabeth Windsor, plus Corgi, making way for our new Buckingham Public Hospital.


19 Mar 20 - 08:30 PM (#4040798)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: gillymor

The Dixiecrats could have used more of your ilk back in '48 when they were trying to beat back integration.


20 Mar 20 - 01:26 PM (#4040953)
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From: WalkaboutsVerse

The USA, Gillymor, should be run by a council of Native Americans/Amerindians/First Nations and those who don't like the idea of that may do what I've done and repatriate to where they belong - the Trumps, e.g., may choose either Scotland or Slovenia; my poem, from WalkaboutsVerse, "Repatriating - Australia to England"


25 Oct 20 - 03:52 PM (#4076795)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Just finished, again, going through, and adding pics to, my intro blank-verse poem 0 - 19: HELPED BY “THE OLDS”; SCRIBED 2000 A.D.


08 Dec 20 - 06:05 PM (#4082508)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Just done some more work on the captions of this WalkaboutsVerse song - "Impressions of London in 1997"


08 Dec 20 - 09:50 PM (#4082528)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

One should not dismiss the great great grand cousin of Proust,


09 Dec 20 - 02:44 PM (#4082640)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...In "Remembrance of Things Past" (Proust), a "A Bayswater Bedsit" - my first home in London upon repatriation from Australia in 1997; and photographed on a return visit in 2014, with captions added a couple of minutes ago.


11 Dec 20 - 01:38 PM (#4082957)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With captions just added, my poem on "Portobello Road" - not far from the abovementioned bedsit, in London.


11 Dec 20 - 01:41 PM (#4082958)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

Pre Pandemic retrospectives are all the rage.


12 Dec 20 - 12:44 PM (#4083127)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With a photo of a local mural, my poem on "The Notting Hill Carnival"


13 Dec 20 - 02:42 PM (#4083277)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With photos of the Diana Memorial in Hyde Park, my poem "A Loss For Humanity"


14 Dec 20 - 03:33 PM (#4083435)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"The Proms" - with a photo of Albert Hall shot from Kensington Gardens.


15 Dec 20 - 06:08 PM (#4083642)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"Oxford" - including photos of The Bridge of Sighs, Radcliffe Camera, and one of Matthew Arnold's "dreaming spires".


19 Dec 20 - 05:12 PM (#4084186)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

At churchyards, "Why the Yew?" with a couple of pics.


20 Dec 20 - 02:45 PM (#4084335)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"Hobson's Choice" with photos of Cambridge, including King's College - from the front and from The Backs; thankfully, the carol service is still going ahead on Christmas Eve...forgive me but I guess they had...


21 Dec 20 - 06:04 PM (#4084513)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...some further forgiveness required as this poem is about Cornish Pasties but the two photos from Devon's Exeter Cathedral, "Tin-Miners' Lunch"


22 Dec 20 - 11:35 AM (#4084600)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Stilly River Sage

Don't you have anyplace else you can conduct this self-promotion of bad poetry? Are we your only victims?


24 Dec 20 - 11:31 AM (#4084847)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Not exactly sure on "victims" SRS but, according to Google's stats, a few hundred thousand have had a look at my verses, and I used to get considerably more visits when my collection was on MySpace's blog spot.

Either way, happy Christmas, all; and, with a pic (again according to Google stats, a few million have looked at my contributions to Google Maps) from Rome and one from home, my carol "Christmas Sung Simply"


27 Dec 20 - 05:08 PM (#4085231)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With photos of pedestrian crossings in London and Chiang Mai, my poem on their timing - "Green Light"


27 Dec 20 - 05:39 PM (#4085236)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

Guide books and traveloges have a rich and varied history.
You don't have to even have to call it poetry.

Hey look I wrote a poem!


27 Dec 20 - 05:40 PM (#4085237)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guide_book


27 Dec 20 - 05:48 PM (#4085239)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

So Donuel,
We now can tell,
Is a poet
Who does know it.


27 Dec 20 - 08:39 PM (#4085261)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

I just read it and it has an extra 'have to'.
I have an aphasic stutter in spoken words too.

Oops I did it again...poem

egads and just there too
Rhymes seem to stick to me like glue
Is there anything I can do

Ahh I can read WAV with video and sound.
See... I'm cured.


28 Dec 20 - 05:36 AM (#4085284)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...no longer feeling blue.


29 Dec 20 - 03:53 PM (#4085555)
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From: WalkaboutsVerse

With newly captioned pics, my poem about The Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses - "Bit of Each"


31 Dec 20 - 05:27 PM (#4085930)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With newly captioned photos (whilst, again, watching "The Sound of Music" on he Beeb), my poem on "Liverpool"


01 Jan 21 - 04:20 PM (#4086062)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

A poem and photos about the nice rail-side scenery where hills meet the sea in "North Wales"


02 Jan 21 - 05:18 PM (#4086179)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"To Scotland, Again"
- with newly captioned pics from a train journey to Glasgow from Manchester, plus some of Glasgow's fine architecture and 2019 Christmas decorations.


08 Jan 21 - 12:23 PM (#4087070)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"Millennium Dreams"
with photos from England and Australia.


13 Jan 21 - 06:53 PM (#4087818)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With photos of the Burj Khalifa & a trad wind-tower dwelling in Dubai, my poem "Overcome"


13 Jan 21 - 07:31 PM (#4087822)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

Have you gone commercial in any way yet?


14 Jan 21 - 12:02 PM (#4087927)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

No Donuel: as an amateur, I've turned up at poetry and folk clubs and festivals (including a few competitions), and done some mini-gigs; on a lighter note, at Newcastle's Green Festival (quite a big one) it's free entry and unpaid performance, but we were given a ticket for a vegetarian meal so, that day, I literally sang for my supper!


14 Jan 21 - 03:10 PM (#4087956)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With aerial photos of German farming (taken to and fro a visit to Rome in 2019), my poem on, when it comes to meeting global food needs, "Progress"


15 Jan 21 - 01:55 PM (#4088154)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With some photos from the observatory in Greenwich, London, my poem on Mars, "Pie in the Sky"


16 Jan 21 - 07:41 AM (#4088260)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

PIC OF ORION NEBULA i CALL MT OLYMPUS
I prefer the spectacular


16 Jan 21 - 04:59 PM (#4088342)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...I have never had a decent telescope but do have quite a good south facing view from my studio flat; and, just lately, I have been looking at Argos's options; I have 40 X zoom with my late grandad's binoculars but it would be nice to have over a 100...

I tried mostly trad English poetic forms in my collection, but also made up a couple of my own and had a go at an Italian sonnet, plus a few haikus - including this one with a few photos attached of airliners and contrails: "Humanity"


16 Jan 21 - 05:43 PM (#4088345)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

Unless you want to spend an arm and a leg in order to get fuzzy views of the Great Red Spot or Saturn's rings, the best astronomy tools for the amateur astronomer are your eyes. A decent pair of 8x30 binoculars are useful at times too. Most zoom binoculars are of inferior optical quality, so don't bother. For meteor showers, magnifying tools are your worst enemy as they cut down drastically the amount of sky you can see. The bins will get you seeing some nice double stars, such as the one in the middle of the Plough handle (a triple, actually, which binocs will reveal), and you can see the four big moons of Jupiter (there's a brilliant app for them). Decent kit for viewing things close up in anything like decent definition will cost you big mazumas.


16 Jan 21 - 05:51 PM (#4088347)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Thanks Steve.

This is one telescope I was tempted by Celestron PS70/700 Refractor Telescope

And this is a good site I found recently for seeing what is out there each night https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/night/

(100)


16 Jan 21 - 06:11 PM (#4088350)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

I strongly recommend the Star Walk app. It might cost you a couple of quid, a one-off, but it's incredibly beautiful. Point your phone or iPad at the sky and it tells you exactly what you're looking at in glorious view. Move your device around and you can follow the sky around, even below the horizon, and there are lots more facets to the app. I wouldn't be without it. Apart from Daily Art, it's my very favourite app.


16 Jan 21 - 06:18 PM (#4088352)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

I'm absolutely no expert on telescopes, but I would just say that, in order to save both disappointment and your hard-earned dough, you should do mucho homework before you buy, preferably on astronomy-type websites. It's something of a minefield, and I have a feeling that you definitely get what you pay for.


16 Jan 21 - 06:21 PM (#4088354)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Thanks again Steve and I shall keep it in mind but, whilst I am up-to-date with my laptop and Windows 10, I don't have a smart phone as my 2002 model Nokia still works! (It's in my bag in case I have to make an emergency call and for the occasional message, and sometimes used as an alarm.)


23 Jan 21 - 02:40 PM (#4089552)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

My poem "For the Poor" - shaped into a pyramid and with a photo of the Pyramid in Cestius, taken through a bus window in Rome, during my visit in May 2019.


23 Jan 21 - 04:22 PM (#4089572)
Subject: RE: Pics
From: Donuel

Bagle


23 Jan 21 - 05:07 PM (#4089586)
Subject: RE: Pics
From: Donuel

My poem sailing was shaped like a sailboat.

In photoshop finalize the text and draw new words in a different colour or colorize the finalized text witf a word or symbol
unused engagement ring


23 Jan 21 - 06:29 PM (#4089601)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

Believe me, you have never written an actual poem.


24 Jan 21 - 05:32 AM (#4089667)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Either way, thanks for the Nasa pics, D. (I quite like the way they peel open); and an apology for the typo just above - it's the Pyramid OF Cestius, in Rome, sorry.


25 Jan 21 - 11:00 AM (#4089838)
Subject: RE:Pics
From: Donuel

Familiar stars in OZ https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/2101/SouthernCross_Slovinsky_3000.jpg


25 Jan 21 - 02:09 PM (#4089874)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Thanks, again, D. ... not sure what mountain that is?

My WalkaboutsVerse poem questioning "People or Money?" with a photo of zhezhi - the Chinese predecessor of Japanese origami - from a Hong Kong money-changer.


25 Jan 21 - 04:04 PM (#4089881)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

That is a mountain in Peru thats also beneath the horizon of the equator.

“The ultimate horizon”

Please, remember me
Happily
By the passion flower vine laughing
With bruises on my chin
The time when
We counted every black car passing
By my house beneath the hill
And up until
Someone caught cold that wasn't a cold
With a cough, and fever,
A hospital
A vision too removed to mention
But


Please, remember me
Fondly
I heard from someone you’re still living
And then
They went on to say
That the pearly gates
Had some eloquent graffiti
Like ‘We’ll meet again’
And ‘Fuck the Trump’
And ‘Tell my mother not to worry’
And angels with their grey
Handshakes
Were always done with such abandon
And

Please, remember me
At Halloween
Making fools of all the neighbors
Our faces painted white
By midnight
We’d forgotten one another
And when the morning came
I was ashamed
Only now it seems so silly
That season left the world
And then returned
And now we’re fed up by the city
So

Please, remember me
Mistakenly
In the window of the internet and kitchen
Then pass us by
But much too high
To see the empty roads at early hours
Leave notes of wisdom not read
Just like the gates
Around holy places
With words like ‘Beats underground’ and ‘Don’t Look Down’
And ‘Someone Save Temptation’
And

Please, remember me
As in a dream
We were raised like forest babies
Among the fallen trees
And fast asleep
Aside the weeds now taller than trees
That fell silently
Losing all their height
Gave a gift for tommorrow
In an empty canopy so new life cries
A new idea
That swings as high as any savior
But

Please, remember me
My misery
And how it cost me all my wonder
Those friends that love the rain
And chasing trains
The colored birds above there running
In circles round the well
And where it spells
On the wall behind St. Peter’s
So bright with cinder gray
in spray paint
‘Who the hell can see forever?’
And

Please, remember me
Frequently
In the car waiting for others to finish
My hand between my knees
I was only free to dream
And said I am the unknown poet
But never meant to last’
The clowns that passed
Made me come up with anger
DC was filled with circus dogs
Filling parking lots
It had an element of danger
So

Please, remember me
Finally
And all my uphilling musing
now sleds down the hill
But if I make
The pearly gates
I did my best to make a drawing
Of evil and good
A boy and girl
An angel kissing a devil
A monkey and a man
An orchestra and choir
Filling all of Earth
an auditorium
with old familiar songs.


26 Jan 21 - 02:58 PM (#4090046)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With reference to Henry Lawson's poem "Faces in the Street" and a photo of the monument to him in Sydney's Domain, my poem "The Order of the Day"


27 Jan 21 - 08:13 PM (#4090269)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

Old Hippie

Americans are most all immigrants.

HOW FAR WE HAVE COME

When our fathers came to this golden land
There was nothing but forests and rivers and sand
And a few million Indians running around
Now look what we’ve made of the little they found

There’s cities of silver that shine in the night
Churches of splendor and halls of delight
And only an echo of Indian drums
Who can deny how far we have come

The slave ships they came with the whip and the rack
And a million black people with scars on their back
Picked cotton, drew water, and slept in the cold
With a bible for comfort they were happy and cold

The laws they were passed, slavery went
Our lives integrated at least six percent
In the sharecroppers shack and the big city slum
Who can deny how far we have come

The immigrants came from the green Irish shore
From Poland and Russia, ten million and more
Germany, Italy, all the world round
To settle our ghettos and immigrant towns

Their brains and their bodies they put to the wheel
To build our great factories and towers of steel
To march to our battles and carry our guns
Who can deny how far we have come

Now all through the Andes, they’ve heard of our name
On the factory wall, in the palace of shame
They drink Coca Cola and the times that they spend
Goes straight to the pockets of our businessmen

To pay for our Fords, and our split level homes
Our Hi-Fis and records and six percent loans
Our profits protected with dictators guns
Who can deny how far we have come


In Asia and Africa, they’re learning too
How free enterprise can do wonders for you
South Africas prisons are bursting with men
Barbed wire keeps the Vietnamese in

Where elections are daydreams that never get far
American weapons are there standing guard
We’re ready to fight for the lands that we run
Who can deny how far we have come

Our fears they are many though they’re seldom saved
They’re black and they’re yellow and they’re brown and they’re red
They see through the legend, they smell the decay
They’re learning to fight the American way

And we in our armchairs are quick to condemn
Our bankbooks are falling, our profits might end
The breaking of change is our funeral hum
Who can deny how far we have come

When our fathers came to this golden land
There was nothing but forests and rivers and sand
And a few million Indians running around
Now look what we’ve made of the little they found

There’s cities of silver that shine in the night
Churches of splendor and halls of delight
And only an echo of Indian drums
Who can deny how far we have come


29 Jan 21 - 12:02 PM (#4090523)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"Repatriating - Australia to England" - with a photo of an almost full-English fry-up.


30 Jan 21 - 05:22 AM (#4090634)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Not sure if the attached pics of pollution are your thing (there is also one of a white rhino from a Nairobi Safari Walk), but here is my poem on the pros and cons of "Plastics"


30 Jan 21 - 12:58 PM (#4090702)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"Moroccan Tea" and, if I do say so myself, the attached photos are mint!


31 Jan 21 - 03:04 PM (#4090867)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With 3 syllables per line of verse, & plenty of flora & fauna pics, my poem "A Good Life"


01 Feb 21 - 02:18 PM (#4090993)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With photos of Owen, Darwin, etc., my WalkaboutsVerse poem on "Paradigms"


01 Feb 21 - 04:55 PM (#4091003)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

"If we humans evolved from apes,
Why on earth are there living apes?"

Maybe you don't accept the theory of evolution, or maybe you've just kept yourself ignorant of its detailed proposals. In any event, these two lines are a travesty.


02 Feb 21 - 04:32 PM (#4091157)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Not to compare myself in any other way, Steve, David Attenborough majored in zoology and has a strong interest in anthropology (I think his son still lectures on anthropology in Australia); and I majored in anthropology and have a strong interest in zoology.

Thus, I've watched and read a lot of his work, plus others such as on the Sky Nature channel, and agree with most evolutionary theory - but, to my mind, it does not explain everything/there are holes.


02 Feb 21 - 04:54 PM (#4091163)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

Of course. But do try to think of a branched tree, not a straight line.


02 Feb 21 - 05:23 PM (#4091167)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...but Homo sapiens lived in the same locations/environments as other apes..?


02 Feb 21 - 05:41 PM (#4091171)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

We still do.


02 Feb 21 - 05:45 PM (#4091172)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...so they should be "we"!


02 Feb 21 - 07:41 PM (#4091181)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

At this point I'm terminating this particular line of enquiry. When one realises that one can't get through, yet persists in trying, one dices with the onset of insanity...


02 Feb 21 - 09:17 PM (#4091190)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

Meteors are colorful While the human or ape eye usually cannot discern many colors, cameras often can. Pictured is a Quadrantids meteor captured by camera over Missouri, USA, early this month that was not only impressively bright, but colorful. The radiant grit, likely cast off by asteroid 2003 EH1, blazed a path across Earth's atmosphere. Colors in meteors usually originate from ionized elements released as the meteor disintegrates, with blue-green typically originating from magnesium, calcium radiating violet, and nickel glowing green. Red, however, typically originates from energized nitrogen and oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere. This bright meteoric fireball was gone in a flash -- less than a second -- but it left a wind-blown ionization trail that remained visible for several minutes.


03 Feb 21 - 04:56 AM (#4091216)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

You will see plenty of colours in a meteor shower with the unaided eye if you set yourself up to observe as ideally as possible. A few years ago we were in Andalucía in an extremely remote location with a perfectly dark sky (1). There was no moon (2). The sky was cloudless and free of haze (3). My sister and I set ourselves up with two reclining deckchairs and aimed our gaze at the radiant of the Perseid meteor shower (4). I made sure that my distance specs were clean (5). We were lucky in that the temperature remained above 25C all night but we did douse ourselves in 50% deet. We saw many shooting stars, most of which were coloured other than "white." In less than ideal conditions, or if you just catch an accidental glimpse of a passing shooting star out of the corner of your eye, you may miss any colour. Of course, the colour-detecting cones in your retina are best in bright light...

And this has got what to do with poetry? Well, you never know...


03 Feb 21 - 12:02 PM (#4091280)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

...never been but have heard Andalusia has the only desert in mainland Europe.

Without recalling any given location, I do remember looking up at many stars from outback Australia. (I'm still looking into a telescope, by the way, but figure I'll wait for warmer weather in Manchester to open the door to my juliet balcony, so am not in such a hurry.)

Following on from debate over evolution, not sure if anyone is up for an animal, mineral, vegetable game! but here is my poem on "Collecting the (golf) Cards" - with an extra photo of my minimal mineral collection, just under the tele.


03 Feb 21 - 12:19 PM (#4091283)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

What does WAV have to do with poetry? I dunno
Waves on the other hand have everything to do with everything.


03 Feb 21 - 01:46 PM (#4091300)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

We've travelled quite a bit around Andalucía, but as it happens the desert at Tabernas is very close to where we mostly stay. The film set used for several spaghetti westerns is still there and is a tourist attraction. We stood in the desert but viewed the Wild West from afar only. We could only ever go in the height of summer and the temperature was routinely around 37-40C most days, except in the Sierra Nevada mountains and the somewhat lower-altitude sierras to the east. On one memorable day we tried to sit on a beach at Cabo de Gata in a gale-force wind and 40-degree heat, which wasn't quite like Bude in February. The humidity was so low that it was comfortable in the shade even on the hottest days. In a few minutes we'll be having our usual Wednesday cheesy night in, no cookery required, eaten off the lovely fishy-pattern pottery from the village of Alhabia in Almería province. The pottery may be Spanish but the cheeses will be English, French and German, the olives from Sicily, the cherry tomatoes from the Netherlands and the red and white wines from Puglia and Sicily. Oh, and Bath Olivers... I still proudly sport my EU badge when I'm out and about.


03 Feb 21 - 01:51 PM (#4091303)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

I enjoyed that.


03 Feb 21 - 04:09 PM (#4091321)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

I forgot to mention the chorizo, Spanish of course, which I sliced as thinly as I could. I chose a dolce version so as not to overwhelm tbe cheeses...


03 Feb 21 - 04:12 PM (#4091323)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

"...the somewhat lower-altitude sierras to the east..."

For any geography buffs checking up, I meant the sierras to the east of the Sierra Nevada.


03 Feb 21 - 04:12 PM (#4091324)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

I don't recall it from when I twice visited my late uncle and auntie (who had moved down from Manchester to a bungalow in Kilkhampton) but the Bude Sea Pool looks very inviting - when the climate warms-up and covid cools down, of course.

(Sydney is famous for what they call rock pools but from Google Maps and pics it seems at least as good.)

Hope to make a third visit one day...


03 Feb 21 - 05:36 PM (#4091339)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

I'm a member of Friends of Bude Sea Pool. It's been cleaned out, renovated and been given upgraded yet very tasteful facilities. It's a grand local asset these days. We had an old aunt of Mrs Steve and the aunt's daughter living in Kilk until about 20 years ago so we know it well. It's a few hundred feet above sea level and we joke about its chilly climate as compared with Bude. The sea pool is a great place to get sunset views over Summerleaze Beach to the Downs beyond. I have many such photos! Our favourite lockdown exercise is a quick stomp round the Downs, from Crooklets beach to Summerleaze, past the sea pool. It's been bracing recently!


03 Feb 21 - 05:49 PM (#4091340)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Thanks for the local knowledge Steve - sounds good.

Haven't got a pic of it (as I say, I'd like to make another visit - with bridge camera) and I think I've posted it before when you have mentioned Bude, but after enjoying a walkabout I decided to call it "Birdwatchers' Bude" as, both along the coast and inland, I saw a lot that day.


03 Feb 21 - 06:22 PM (#4091343)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

Just behind the tourist centre we have a very unlikely colony of bee orchids. I'll have to take your word for it on tree creepers, but we have of plenty reed warblers (a bird with a sore throat) sand martins, chiffchaffs that now overwinter, a few kingfishers and otters in both the canal and river. I'm told that Ratty lives near Rodd's Bridge, but I fear he hasn't much chance while there are escaped mink about. The unintended adverse consequences of animal rights liberators.


04 Feb 21 - 12:10 PM (#4091455)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

I wrote that 20 years ago but imagine I would have checked if it was a "Treecreeper" I saw rather than, with a similar habit, a Nuthatch.

Also, I have since checked on the internet and am quite sure that the cliffs are indeed "sandstone" there in your nice part of the world - but, as you probably know, it varies throughout Cornwall.


04 Feb 21 - 01:34 PM (#4091467)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

I notice, mainly due to Covid I think, rugby league has moved closer to the suggestions I made in this poem many years ago - "One Rugby?"; with a photo of Headingley Rugby Stadium.


04 Feb 21 - 01:59 PM (#4091472)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

Massive upper Carboniferous sandstones alternating with thin, dark shales. Much-twisted and folded by the Armorican mountain-building phase. Makes for some great sea cliffs.


04 Feb 21 - 02:08 PM (#4091477)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Cheers, Steve.


05 Feb 21 - 02:10 PM (#4091647)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With a couple of photos from the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, my poem "Monopoly on Weaponry"


06 Feb 21 - 06:15 PM (#4091866)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With lots of photos of Kew's Kitchen Garden, and a couple of lakes, my song/chant from WalkaboutsVerse "Just Subsist"


07 Feb 21 - 04:29 PM (#4092031)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With a photo of London buses, my poem on "Congestion"


10 Feb 21 - 12:03 PM (#4092463)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With photos of the Colosseum, Burj Khalifa and, soon to be, Buckingham Public Hospital, my poem "Along with the Ingenuity"


10 Feb 21 - 12:53 PM (#4092473)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Malcolm Storey

Just south of York where the York - Leeds railway line diverges from the East Coast Main Line is an area were a minor crosses over both lines.
This is a popular spot with rail enthusiasts.
It is also a good place to see bee orchids - from late spring onwards.
Always provided we will be allowed to visit.


10 Feb 21 - 02:45 PM (#4092494)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Malcolm Storey

Whoops

Should have typed minor ROAD - dindawlexting fingerts


10 Feb 21 - 03:04 PM (#4092500)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Thanks Malcolm - I know roughly where you mean and am quite sure I've been on the line between Leeds and York (probably for a work F2F meeting way back in the pre-Covid days!).

And I've never come across bee orchids but would like to try and photograph them and, if any good, attach to one or two of my poems...


10 Feb 21 - 04:42 PM (#4092520)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

Bee orchids were discovered in Bude about 20 years ago - in a patch of rough grass right behind the tourist information centre. I have some lovely photos (somewhere...)


10 Feb 21 - 04:59 PM (#4092524)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

I shall have to remember that for my next visit - "Bee Orchids' Bude," as well as, mentioned before, from my last visit "Birdwatchers' Bude".

...bridge camera on macro mode, probably...


10 Feb 21 - 05:07 PM (#4092525)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Steve Shaw

Their flowering period is very brief, maybe around mid-June to mid-July.


11 Feb 21 - 04:33 PM (#4092658)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With mummy photos from the British Museum in London, my poem on "Global Regulationism"


12 Feb 21 - 05:21 PM (#4092862)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With photos of me and my music, my poem "Testing 4,3,2,1"


15 Feb 21 - 04:20 PM (#4093312)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

A tad late for Valentine's Day but with photos of a couple of head-turned collared doves, plus a few of Manchester's bees, my love song "We Go Together"


16 Feb 21 - 03:05 PM (#4093427)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With some photos from Manchester Art Gallery, my poem "More Pictures"


17 Feb 21 - 04:50 PM (#4093610)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Several photos attached to my song on a bus trip form Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens to "The Mersey At Didsbury"
- near my first of some 16 homes.


20 Feb 21 - 01:18 PM (#4094001)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With several pictures of the castle and the views, my poem on, in Lancashire, "Clitheroe Castle's Views"


24 Feb 21 - 06:27 PM (#4094694)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With about 40 photos taken with my bridge camera in August 2019, my poem "Whalley Abbey...What Tales?"


27 Feb 21 - 10:33 AM (#4095142)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

Above ground where ther is more sky I stand on top of ‘the mountain of perspective’.
This mountain ‘starts off’ at the apex where there is infinite perspective
but once I move down away from this apex, the degree of perspective drops away.
As we move further down the mountainside I end up in an ever-deepening gully
The walls on each side rise up higher and higher, cutting off otherb routes.
At the top I could see in all directions and horizons went hundres of miles
At the bottom, I had no more freedom, I was irrevocably tied to my my feet on a path.
Underground in my minds eye a tunnel of infinite length and cracks and tunnel furrows.
Every furrow is infinite, and there are infinite numbers of them ye I see but one.
To gaze into it means to be trapped by it, to live in that furrow ignoring others

This reality is as an endless array of possible view none of which are essentially true,
and each of which excludes awareness of other views.
The only essential truth is the truth of the tunnel, which contains all the furrows,
If you can see all the furrows, then you can see how none of them are evrything
From mountain top to underground I see how with my eyes most information is lost.
I need new eyes beyond the sky and space and time to see the overwhelming truth.


27 Feb 21 - 10:48 AM (#4095149)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

Can anyone here post a live work of spontaneous invention and not just canned formulaic trivia with rules besides me?
It doesn't have to be perfect, just live in the moment and real.

All Dave's candy bars are alike. Who has something different?


27 Feb 21 - 11:41 AM (#4095157)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Donuel: before I sat down to write poetry, I read a lot from the anthology of English verse and, in my collection, tried to use lots of different structures, as well as coming up with 1 or 2 of my own.

As for "in the moment," it's true that I have sat on the 230 poems and songs I self-published in 2003, but I have kept working at it - adding notation to the songs/Chants from Walkabouts and, as per this thread, photos from going back to the places I wrote about with my bridge camera.

And, just a few days ago, I have started adding a "Location on Google Maps" link at the foot of each blog/poem, in case folks are impressed enough to investigate towards their own visit.

That said, in agreement with you, I think, re "I was irrevocably tied to my feet on a path", I also feel folks should stick to the path rather than ramble anywhere - better for wildlife, etc.

And also fine with me if others wish to post their verses here.


27 Feb 21 - 01:52 PM (#4095180)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With quite a few photos of Blackpool (including the Illuminations) and Fleetwood on the Lancashire coastline, plus the abovementioned Google Maps link, my poem on "A Good Seaside Day"


27 Feb 21 - 02:41 PM (#4095190)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

I am sure you have explored and discovered details nearly every little furrow. To gaze into one type of furrow imo means to be trapped by it, to live in that is a grave and not a farmers crop of diverse beauty and food for thought.
Don't denigrate Rambling - Bucko. That man has rambled means that he has inherited the Earth and did not remain in a valley in Africa to die. The Gettysburg address was the ramblings of a man on a train headed to Gettysburg.
With all due respect you are an expert organizer. Organization may fool the eye but not the heart. I prefer artists.
Example: your search for other people's rules and methods prove they are not your own like a singer who copies other people's style but have no voice of their own..Finding your own voice is not an easy thing to do. It is as hard as throwing away what you think you know and beggining anew. What you do is still better than one line inspirational corporate posters like "Hang in there kid".


27 Feb 21 - 02:51 PM (#4095191)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Ouch - I hadn't copped a "Bucko" since my schooldays in the suburbs of Sydney!

Traditions exist where folks have been impressed by how their forebears did things, and I don't regret reading/studying Wordsworth, Blake, Shakespeare, etc., before attempting my own verse; that said, as I said just above, there are structures that I have not seen anywhere else in my collection - e.g., in "Wise"
it's the second last syllable that rhymes.


27 Feb 21 - 02:55 PM (#4095192)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

Why don't you ask mods to change your thread title to:
Unique Poems and WAV by Dave


This would be more inclusive and satisfying to your ego.


27 Feb 21 - 05:48 PM (#4095216)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

The uniqueness of this thread is that I'm adding pics to the travel poems which, to complete, could take quite some time, I'm afraid, Donuel:

A trip to the north of Sweden; another to Berlin (my first and only visit included going through Checkpoint Charlie in 1988), Paris and Nice/Monaco; Manchester > New York > LA > Tijuana > LA > Hawaii > Manchester; and a limited version of my trip from London back to what was then my home in Sydney - Mumbai > Gulmarg and Srinigar? > Kathmandu > Bali > Uluru > Adelaide > Ballarat > Echuca > Sydney.

And, from Sydney whilst staying with my family, a flight up to Cairns to visit Kuranda again; and a return flight to Fiji.

Plus several day trips in Lancashire to complete Part 3 of WAV - "Walkabout Lancashire".

For what it's worth, since publishing in 2003, I have only been to 2 new nations, as stop-overs when visiting family in Sydney - Qatar and UAE. I have, however, already been back to some nations with the photos above.


27 Feb 21 - 06:03 PM (#4095221)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: Donuel

Well that work sounds like epic proportions. All I have for suggestions is a forward that could include details such as disease encounters, political and personal information not found in travel guides. Playing up the facts and not the poetry could make this more appealing to publishers. Separate the 'poems' not related to travel elsewhere.
Climb every mountain, fill every niche. :^)


27 Feb 21 - 06:24 PM (#4095225)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Non-travel poems are "elsewhere", D - under Conclusions; the full title is "Walkabouts: travels and conclusions in verse".

If I'm still alive, I was thinking of trying my hand at digitally illustrating some of those without pics..?

Self publishing has been interesting: I've learnt the basics of desktop publishing, sound recording and engineering, printing, fonts, book binding, etc.


28 Feb 21 - 04:15 PM (#4095365)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"Irony In Lancaster"
, Lancashire, with several photos.


01 Mar 21 - 03:16 PM (#4095561)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

"Proud Preston" with several photos of its interesting bridges over the River Ribble.


02 Mar 21 - 05:04 PM (#4095731)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

My song, with several photos from the Sydney Tower Eye and beyond, "Fondly and Vividly"


03 Mar 21 - 01:23 PM (#4095878)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

http://walkaboutsverse.blogspot.com/2010/12/walkaboutsverse-124-of-230.html with photos including one of a monument to Eric Morecambe.


03 Mar 21 - 03:06 PM (#4095891)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Sorry, not should what happened but above should have been "From Morecambe"


04 Mar 21 - 02:16 PM (#4096043)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With photos particularly closely matched to the words, one feels, my poem on, in Lancashire, "Blackburn Cathedral"


05 Mar 21 - 02:55 PM (#4096194)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

With just one photo of a Cascade Globe in my flat, my poem from autumn 2000 on "Waterscapes of Oldham"


06 Mar 21 - 02:15 PM (#4096354)
Subject: RE: BS: WAV with Pics
From: WalkaboutsVerse

Quite a few photos from trips "To Spacious Southport"