Archive for ‘Photos’

April 14, 2019

For a flower passing

by Jem Croucher

On April seven a flower bloomed
as another faded still
falling silently asleep
Gently passing til
with spreading wide of petals
and yellow for the Spring
The one that bloomed to passing
stood with angels there to sing

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April 10, 2019

Dawn Timidity

by Jem Croucher

With mystery there
lurking at the edge of day
and timidity

Encouragement saw
soon a braver face appear
and there the sun’s rise

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April 9, 2019

Tri-haiku XV (Tuesday)

by Jem Croucher

Tuesdays come and go
This one similar to most
apart from the sun

Exuding brightness
at sunrise today it smiled
with something of Spring

As if to announce
a greeting, ‘Hello Tuesday’
With sun I am here

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April 8, 2019

Our Allotment

by Jem Croucher

On our allotment
In the sun
Shadows caught
Whilst having fun
Strimming grass
We laugh and smile
Whilst planting stuff
For quite a while
For this is ours
This little plot
Where we will plant
And grow a lot

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April 5, 2019

Newcastle-on-Tyne

by Jem Croucher

I’m back up in Newcastle
but am posting a view
from when up here last
As nothing’s here new

Being back in this city
is so pleasing for me
As it’s differs from Sussex
and there’s so much to see

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April 4, 2019

In the sun

by Jem Croucher

Sat out in the garden
for the first time this year
Ate my lunch in the sun. It was warm.
Spent a short while
with that sun on my head
thinking this will soon be the norm

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April 3, 2019

For Otis

by Jem Croucher

As Otis and Steve Cropper
wrote so eloquently they
Of sea when they were sitting
on the dock of that fine bay
So whimsically I
here in Sussex by the sea
Hum that tune quite often
when I’m sitting peacefully

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April 1, 2019

April

by Jem Croucher

No.8 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months II’ series

Diamond daisy April skies
Showers, maybe, cuckoo cries
Warmer days as winter dies
Spring is clearly here

Days are longer from sunrise
Fewer lows and many highs
Things are growing, no surprise
Summertime is near

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March 31, 2019

Small yellow

by Jem Croucher

And then there’s small yellow
the voice of the Spring
which always each year
brings reason to sing
For this yellow, resplendent
like a slap in the face
tells winter still lurking
to be gone from this place
As now are the times
for the warming of knees
and the walking on sand
beside summer seas

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March 30, 2019

Spirea Arguta

by Jem Croucher

As if I couldn’t tell, the Spring
was evident today
As with flowers white and delicate
Spirea had a say

Arguta genus, Meadowsweets
It’s always first to flower
for shade within my garden
from its small yet fragrant bower

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March 29, 2019

About a book from Venice

by Jem Croucher

Started last September
Eight months of poetry
My little book from Venice
has served me faithfully

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March 22, 2019

Veronica

by Jem Croucher

We found her in a sale
last year in quite a state
jaded and quite tired
and for planting, somewhat late

But this year our blue Veronica
her beauty to the fore
has grown and spread vivacious
to abundance here once more

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March 21, 2019

To Liverpool

by Jem Croucher

To Liverpool, a journey
Two hundred seventy miles
But I will see some friends again
I’ve not seen in a while

Just two days, all for business
But between and for good measure
I’ll find a little me time
for relaxing and for pleasure

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March 13, 2019

A day with Wolfgang

by Jem Croucher

Spent a day with Wolfgang
mostly sleeping in the sun
He is a very special chap
agreed by everyone

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March 12, 2019

Of windows and gold

by Jem Croucher

We have a window
to look to the world
and watch every day
as life is unfurled
For me it’s a garden
as nature’s fair hand
paints changing pictures
of my bit of land

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March 11, 2019

Back in Sublime

by Jem Croucher

So, when days tantalise
and it’s still a bit cold
‘Cos the warmth hasn’t yet come our way
And March sees some colour
with early Spring there
Evident on each sunny day

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March 10, 2019

Walking and Uno

by Jem Croucher

This week accommodation
was booked for us in May
when my brother Dave and I
have our walking holiday
Once more the South Downs beckon
here in Sussex where we live
And we’ll be out there walking
as they have so much to give

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March 9, 2019

Shadow days 4 (passing)

by Jem Croucher

The shadow days are over
I have woken to the sun
Shed layers for the freedom
now the winter time is done

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March 8, 2019

Shadow days 3 (fade)

by Jem Croucher

Shadow days fade when the wintertime goes
as we welcome the Spring from our heads to our toes

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March 7, 2019

Shadow days 2 (see)

by Jem Croucher

Shadow days see an end to the dance
rekindled in Spring when as lambs we will prance

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March 6, 2019

Shadow days 1 (linger)

by Jem Croucher

Shadow days linger but eventually pass
when Springtime comes calling with March at long last

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March 5, 2019

Really really big

by Jem Croucher

Three thousand people
In Brighton last week
met Brian to talk about space
Not a seat there was free
it was thrilling to see
with excitement right there in the place

The screen on the stage
was the biggest I’d seen
and when filled with the cosmos out there
It filled one with awe
with the things that you saw
and the wonders that he had to share

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March 4, 2019

Allotment Day 2

by Jem Croucher

So we got our mitts all muddy
on the allotment yesterday
But the digging was successful
in every single way
For now instead of jungle
we can see the earth again
and it’s ready for the planting
in the sunshine and the rain

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March 3, 2019

Allotment Day 1

by Jem Croucher

We’ve been remiss
and months have passed
since we last came this way
So it’s not much
of a surprise
that nature’s had its say

The weeds are rife
the grass is long
the mud has all but vanished
But we are armed
with all the tools
to see that this is banished

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March 1, 2019

March

by Jem Croucher

No.7 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months II’ series

I think that if there’s one
thing to remind me of the Spring
It is the humble daffodil
and the pleasure it will bring

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February 28, 2019

For the dancing

by Jem Croucher

I wrote a few lines
with some words to digest
which I hope you’ll embrace
and in them invest
For they came from the heart
and a dance in my mind
And have their own music
to help you unwind

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February 27, 2019

Brushing off cobwebs

by Jem Croucher

The sun shone on Tuesday
I felt its warmth in my face
and its brightness bathed
light all over the place
And I danced in that light
with a spring in my gait
It’s essence sufficient
to now satiate

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February 26, 2019

The Yellow II

by Jem Croucher

You know I’ve quite missed the yellow
in all of the blue
that’s been hanging around for a while
So it’s good to find colour
reminiscent of Spring
that brings with it zest and a smile

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