DSC_0301polished by footsteps

of children walking in socks 

every day shine


Week 10 of our One-a-Week Photo Challenge: FLOOR

Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge prompts: KING and DAY

I went to stay with my son and his family in London recently and this is the floor in the hall of their 1950s house – I just love it.

It was such a beautiful sunny Spring day when I arrived at Waterloo so I wandered along the South Bank, one of my favourite walks, there are always fascinating things going on. The tide was high so no beach-combing on this trip. Walking past the Tate Modern towards Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre I came across a poet with a Magic Carpet of poetry



After looking through the titles on the envelopes I chose ‘Butterfly Rhapsody’, which he has in his hand.DSC_0239

He knew all his poems by heart and gave me a rendition of Butterfly Rhapsody – I was entranced – such energy and emotion, so I gave him a donation and have the poem, which I shall put in the textile book I am making for Little Miss M as she loves butterflies. Even though last year she asked her Mum if she could have a butterfly, her Mum asked her if she wanted it as a pet and she said “No, to eat it!”

Well we do put flowers on salads so when you are three ………..

I wish I could tell you the poet’s name but although he signed his work, I can only read his first name – Joseph. I also gave him a Love Rock. Here he is giving another poetic performance.DSC_0238

I wandered on over the Wobbly Bridge and west along the embankment which was bathed in sunshine. It must be a fabulous place to sit in the summer when the lavender bushes are in flower. The walk took me through Victoria Embankment Gardens where mimosa was in full bloomDSC_0242 (1)


and this delicately scented viburnum which was growing in a huge pot.


walking in sunshine

golden lights on a spring day

making my heart sing


The walk from the Wobbly Bridge to my son’s office took just over an hour and a half, giving me another walk to chalk up towards my 17 for 2017. Loved it!


Cathy and I have created the One-a-Week Photo list. To enter just leave a link in the comments, we’d love to see what FLOORs have fascinated you this week.


Edit: Kerry’s comment below prompted me to find this 1978 song – the day definitely had this as it’s theme tune:

and now I can link to Ritu’s Musical March Meme


47 responses to “Floor

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  3. Beautiful floors! I love the concept of a street poet. The pictures of the tree with yellow blooms is gorgeous! Loved your haiku too.

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  4. How lovely! What a great trip to London!

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  6. I love slippery sliding in socks! Well, I used to- these days I’d probably break a fetlock 🙂

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  7. Is that Solva on the Pembroke coastal path? Where they have a butterfly farm? I somehow loved that area – don’t know why. The sea was bluey green.
    I shall have to do a stint as poetry woman – seeing that I know have more than 1000 recent poems. If people pick some up, they would end up like littered MacDonald’s wrappers on the street 😉 at first reading.


    • The walk I did on this blog post is in London, the poet was outside the Tate Modern. Wow! 1000 poems!!!!!!!! Definitely worth doing something with them – I’m not sure I would have the courage to be a busker though – would you?


  8. Here is my FLOOR link Sandra https://haikuhound.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/peaceful/
    I had to dig deep but found some archive memories to double challenge

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  9. Wonderful images and great haiku Sandra, the floor one is a very personal poem

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  10. What a lovely post, Daffy. I love the idea of the poet and his magic carpet, How wonderful that you are going to integrate it into the textile book. The photos of the flowers were gorgeous too, as were the haiku. 🙂

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  12. Lovely flooral images!!

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  13. I love the magic poem carpet. He really had all those poems memorized…Amazing! and what a cool experience. Love that Mimosa tree! I hope you have a good visit:)

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    • Yes JP – he had written them all and said he could recite any one of them for us so we could choose which one to buy – they were quite long too!!! 😉
      It was magical to see him transport himself and us back to his original inspiration for each poem. When I go back to London, I will definitely see if he is still there and get another one – and his name. With his permission I’d love to take a video of him reciting as well – wish I’d thought of that at the time. xx

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  14. Okay. I’ll try it. I’m starting small — one photo and a limerick


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  16. Aw this is great!!!! I love that song and the carpet of poetry… well wow!!!

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  17. Laurie Graves

    Wonderful story from floor to poet!

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  18. what is yarm-bombing – even if it is a typo for yarn I wouldn’t know what it means. Stash enlargement ? 🙂

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    • Ha!Ha! Yarn bombing is leaving items made of yarn in public places, or covering lamp posts, railing or trees with decorative crochet or knitting – go to Google images – be warned your senses might be on overload! Ha! 😉
      (will correct typo!)


      • I have seen images of that in Melbourne, on a grand scale it seems. didn’t realize it has come over here to the UK now. That would need a lot of yarn to have any impact – I’m thinking the millennium bridge.
        Is it for charity? Have you any pix to show ?

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  19. I love the idea of the poetry man! And the photo of the yellow flowers–wow!

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  20. What a coincidence that we have both been in London recently!

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