September 14, 2022

For an ear (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

Concluding the Jemverse series ‘Music II’ [10 of 10]

I am music and pleasure
for those with an ear
Hours of contentment
for freedom and cheer

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September 14, 2022

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September 13, 2022

The Elderflower song (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

9 of 10 in the Jemverse series ‘Music II’

Heavy scent floating in the air
with sunshine after the rain
The music echoes with a sweet
harmonious refrain
Daisy-like the clusters sing
the Elderflower’s song
and breathing deep the fragrance
I hum and sing along

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September 13, 2022

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September 12, 2022

Seagulls, the sea and a song (reprise #2)

by Jem Croucher

8 of 10 in the Jemverse series ‘Music II’

Alone on the shingle
Salt in my mouth
Braced against wind
Looking to South
Out there in the green
Waves rise and fall
As I listen again
To familiar call
A song just for me
The swoop and the cry
The sea and its music
As seagulls fly by

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September 12, 2022

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By Charles Robert Lindholm

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Once

Upon A Time

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September 11, 2022

Early hours radio (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

7 of 10 in the Jemverse series ‘Music II’

Radio in the early hours
heard whilst half asleep
Subliminal soft whispers
just enough to keep
Songs that come the daybreak
are still inside my head
So I’ll look them up on Youtube
and watch the video instead

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September 11, 2022

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September 10, 2022

Rhythm II (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

6 of 10 in the Jemverse series ‘Music II’

As the music fades
with the rhythm of my drum
I am still dancing

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September 10, 2022

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September 9, 2022

Dancing to life (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

5 of 10 in the ‘Music II’ series from Jemverse

I danced on a quay at Emsworth
playing a really big drum
The crowds from the town all following us
and everyone having fun

I danced with Pride in Brighton
‘neath a rainbow coloured flag
The crowds of people partying
in the sun made me feel glad

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September 9, 2022

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September 8, 2022

Bringing Happiness (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

4 of 10 in the ‘Music II’ series from Jemverse

Listening to music, anything will mostly do
But my spine will always tingle with some solid 12-bar blues

Lots of things bring happiness, this is just for starters
And mostly not a day goes by without finding what I'm after

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September 8, 2022

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September 7, 2022

Tipple (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

3 of 10 in the ‘Music II’ series from Jemverse

In these fragile days of Autumn
When I am flustered by strong gales
There’s something to look forward to
The partaking of fine ales

A tipple of an evening
When the weather is like this
Gives a little taste of summer
With its happiness and bliss

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September 7, 2022

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September 6, 2022

Constant (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

2 of 10 in the ‘Music II’ series from Jemverse

Music knows no boundaries
It cares not how I feel
It has but one sole purpose
To cure all and to heal.

It will lift me and console me
It will always be a friend
It will surprise me and amaze me
For its wisdom knows no end.

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September 6, 2022

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September 5, 2022

Lifting (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

1 of 10 in the ‘Music II’ series from Jemverse

Like a strong hand to lift my soul
Music comes again
And as my rock begins to roll
Sunshine comes to play

Like a fishing net to catch my blues
Music drains away
All the cobwebs which have gathered
In the corridors of grey

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September 5, 2022

The Last Post in my Name is Not Mine!

by Venkat

For the kind attention of friends and fellow poets, the last post in my name is not mine. Someone seems to have hacked into my account and posted it. It was with the title as shown below.

Kindly ignore it. It has nothing to do with me. I have not been active here due to critical work priorities.


September 5, 2022

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by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

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September 4, 2022

Sunday (Jemaiku)

by Jem Croucher
Sunday, ah - the rest and peace
unimportant - time
These are all my hours to spend
with choice and fancy
whim and nonchalance
For the pleasures of my choice
until evening comes

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September 4, 2022

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September 3, 2022

Four spans across the Adur

by Jem Croucher

Part of the ‘Past to Present’ series from Jemverse

Four spans across the Adur
at its mouth at Shoreham town
on the road on into Lancing
at the foot of Sussex Down

Four spans of steel construction
admired for sixty years
'til Norfolk Bridge mark II's demise
'midst many local tears

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September 3, 2022

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by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

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September 2, 2022

Something about

by Jem Croucher
Something about the hand of the sea
and the tactile nature of things
it leaves in its wake for people to find
to pull at many heart strings

Something about the smooth of the feel
and the salt blended into the grain
that brings inspiration to a poet's mind
for words that will always remain

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September 1, 2022

Start 1

by Jem Croucher

1 of 12 in the ’12 months VI’ series from Jemverse

It's the first of September
and here for the starting
a new Jemverse series
with the old just departing

Twelve poems each as
the first day arrives
will start every month
if my writing survives

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September 1, 2022

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By Charles Robert Lindholm

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