Haiku: ‘Brexit Day’

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The contention hurts
whichever side we’ve taken
Bells of joy and doom

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Toy London British Buses – ‘Made in England’

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Another toy find in the loft. These are relatively modern examples of old London buses.

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This is another example of the triumph of older styles, the wonderful coachwork. And of course the colour red is so emphatic once again.

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There’s also the classic phrase ‘Made in England’, which we don’t see too often these days.

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copyright Francis Barker 2020

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Tanka: Old Father Thames

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Poor Old Father Thames
The mudlarks uncovered him
on the cold foreshore
He has turned into old pipes
and porcelain bric-a-brac

copyright Francis Barker 2019