Archive for ‘Photos’

April 24, 2017

That bluebell time

by Jem Croucher

It’s that bluebell time again
they come up every year
Around the end of April time
when the summer time is near

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April 23, 2017

Counting the days

by Jem Croucher

And I am watching time
I’m counting off the days
when I can tread those chalky paths
down hidden Downland ways

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April 22, 2017

Sunshine III

by Jem Croucher

Sunshine is my solace
and a tonic for my soul
It reminds me who I really am
and helps to keep me whole

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April 21, 2017

Love’s Assurance

by Colly

poem and photo

April 21, 2017

My Lover, Beholden

by Colly

another poem in a photo

April 21, 2017

Random acts of kindness

by Jem Croucher

A random act of kindness
in a word or by a deed
can bring a ray of sunshine
to someone who has the need

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April 20, 2017

It’s Called Cheating…!

by Colly

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I don’t care what your excuse is…

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April 20, 2017

Cheaters Who Cheat…!! (form writing)

by Colly

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Theft of any kind is so wrong.

If you need to take – take what

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April 20, 2017

Smile III

by Jem Croucher

I only have five letters
but they go a long, long way
Combined they spell out something
that will brighten up a day
Sometimes I’m told I use it
too often in my verse
But I tend to ignore that
for the other thing is worse

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April 19, 2017

Cherry Tree

by Jem Croucher

Yes, I know my pretty blossom
looks quite lovely in the sun
But just you wait ’til later on
when summer months are done

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April 18, 2017

Eight Miles

by Jem Croucher

Eight miles took us past the Ring
where the view as ever was
breathtaking in the sunshine
on the South Downs here because
(and I know that some will argue)
but this is heaven here on earth
A place that God has smiled upon
and with riches given worth

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April 17, 2017

Blue, the beach, twilight and a wander

by Jem Croucher

Lights in the far distance
across the darkening sand
In swiftly facing twilight
as night-time gathers and
the beach and sea reflect the blue
with a peaceful lapping sound
And we’re the only people here
with silence all around

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April 16, 2017

Because we can

by Jem Croucher

We’ll walk on the beach
at low tide on the sand
as dusk descends swiftly
and everything’s grand
With the lights from the city
out there to the East
Shining bright like a beacon
for a visual feast

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April 15, 2017

Easter smiled

by Jem Croucher

Poetry challenge: Easter poem

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Shadow of a crown of thorns
upon there on the wall
Contrasted in the brightness
sweetest thing I saw

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April 14, 2017

These dusty trails

by Jem Croucher

I walk these dusty trails
the sun above my head
towards the hazy hills beyond
to which I have been led

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April 13, 2017

Allotment

by Jem Croucher

We have a new allotment
It needs some T.L.C.
But it has a lot of promise
for a future yet to be
It’s got a lot of grass on it
which I will have to mow
But there’s some soil that’s ready
to use right now and grow

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April 12, 2017

On the Downs

by Jem Croucher

Up on the Downs
with sunshine and sheep
and lambs newly born
and hills always steep
and cows in the distance
and haze on the hill
and a marvellous view
that surprises me still

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April 11, 2017

April Sunshine

by Jem Croucher

A cream tea with scones
in April sunshine
Temperatures rising
and everything’s fine

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April 11, 2017

Happy Easter & Birthday, To You, Mom – form writing

by Colly

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Hello Grandma,

I know it seems hard

when you’re wanting to say

I love you

with a visit or stay.

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April 10, 2017

The Nottingham & Beeston

by Jem Croucher

In Nottingham the waters
of the canal are quite tranquil
with new building now reflected
in the waters quiet and still
Iron rings along the towpath
remain in situ there
Yet no more to fasten barges
with slow horses unaware

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April 9, 2017

I am poetry – haiku

by Jem Croucher

I am poetry
My words drip on to the page
with elegant form

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April 8, 2017

Ye Olde trip to Jerusalem

by Jem Croucher

Underneath the castle walls
in the bright sunshine
Eight hundred years and some have passed
of serving ale and wine

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April 7, 2017

The backside of the night

by Jem Croucher

At the backside of the night
I gave in, got up and then
tippy-toeing down the stairs
grabbed my book and pen

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April 6, 2017

Kew Bridge

by Jem Croucher

I felt like an intruder
at the glory of the dawn
As sun behind the early mist
warmed up the early morn

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April 5, 2017

A synergy born

by Jem Croucher

The spirea’s in full bloom
with its blossom abundant
and the warmth of the sunshine
means Winter’s redundant

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April 5, 2017

Spring-times Crocuses

by Colly

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In meadows bright: purple, yellow or white.

Crocuses ofttimes usher in springs advance.

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April 4, 2017

After Hockney

by Jem Croucher

I thought of Hockney
on Beeding Hill
hawthorn in blossom
and beautiful still
The little white flowers
exuberant here
bright in the sunshine
at this time of year

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April 3, 2017

Truleigh Hill in Springtime

by Jem Croucher

On Truleigh Hill in Springtime
everything is splendid
Now that BST¹ is here
with daylight hours extended

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