August 3, 2019

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by dokurtybitz

candle
Dancing together,
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August 2, 2019

Tri-sedoka I (introducing)

by Jem Croucher

I am sedoka
with syllabic sequencing
represented here in six
lines of five, seven,
seven and then five again
and then two final sevens

I am sedoka
Six lines of poetic form
Crafted here with chosen words
my wordsmithery
brings to life the poet’s voice
in the phrases captured here

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August 1, 2019

Atlantida Mar

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Distant splashing, laughing voices
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August 1, 2019

August

by Jem Croucher

12 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months II’ series

And as we settle to this lovely heat
I find myself in summer sun
Relishing these warming days
filled with things that speak of fun

Through and through a summer person
I could live the year like this
as days of warming sunshine
are to me ones filled with bliss

Days are a little shorter now
but the sun’s intensity
could stay and keep the summer
here in perpetuity

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July 31, 2019

Seventh waves

by Jem Croucher

The breeze was a stiff one
but the sunshine was warm
down on the beach yesterday
And the sea was like turquoise
reflecting the sky
Quite lovely in every way

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July 30, 2019

Dear Lady Sniper

by William

Your smile is so sweet

Your eyes never show the heat

They stare just blankly ahead

As if they already know

That you are dead

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July 30, 2019

Clarity IV

by Jem Croucher

In a moment of serenity
the moon over water
Clarity revealed

Rippled, the light shines
moving to magnificence
Clarity defined

Carried to ecstasy
I am caught in the moment
This clarity mine

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July 30, 2019

Substitute (Micro poetry)

by Megha's World

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July 29, 2019

Know know know..

by Sandeep

Picture Courtesy: Internet

Emerging from earth’s core,
Life’s first breathe
Was experienced in ocean’s lap.
For lives innumerable
Nothing, but water was my home.

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July 29, 2019

Life is like…

by Jem Croucher

Life is like a flower of blue
with fragrance of the sun
Mysterious yet loveable
for me and everyone

Life is like a sky of blue
with clouds all fleecy white
Overwhelming yet with comfort
soothing everything in sight

Life is like a sea of blue
with waves of movement there
Boundless and yet welcoming
with love and care to share

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July 28, 2019

Companion & Friend (Ruth)

by Jem Croucher

As her eldest son, I wrote this as the eulogy for my late Mother’s life celebration on Friday 14 June last.

Ruth Eunice Shrimpton
Was Croucher, Nee Dainton
is having a whale of a time
So I thought I would capture a bit of her life
for you in some syntax and rhyme

Seven and eighty years is a
good innings to have for a start
And whilst we don’t have the time
for all of that here
These words have come from my heart

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July 27, 2019

Rose ‘n’ daisy

by Jem Croucher

The postman brought us yesterday
a box from two good friends
who’d very kindly, lovely flowers
to us, they’d thought to send
It really was a nice surprise
Gave us a warming glow
‘Cos it’s nice to get a present
by surprise from friends you know

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July 27, 2019

FOR YOU, OUR BELOVED POET

by thereluctantpoet

HELENE VAILLANT
Helene Vaillant

By Charles Robert Lindholm

We Were Blessed
With The Time
You Spent With Us

Blessed With Your
Smile And Love
And With The Gift
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July 26, 2019

Tri-Tanka IV (Lancing Beach)

by Jem Croucher

Once again relaxed
Lancing Beach does that for me
Every single time
The sound of the moving sea
The sight of the ocean waves
And I’m in my element

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July 25, 2019

Lovely IV

by Jem Croucher

The variegated colour of
our Nasturtiums in full bloom
return year after year
when they first appear in June
They really are quite lovely
and I’m glad they reappear
as their colour in the garden
brings us pleasure, yes and cheer

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July 24, 2019

Bussokuseki III

by Jem Croucher

Bussokuseki
This poetic triplicate
ends today with this
Now it’s found there will be more
Art is never satisfied
Never still the poet’s pen

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July 23, 2019

That lavender time again IV

by Jem Croucher

I’m going to need a bigger basket
this year I think as I
harvest all my lavender
which has grown tall and high
For this year all my bushes
a bumper crop have grown
and I have much more lavender
than I have ever known

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July 22, 2019

Bussokuseki II

by Jem Croucher

Finding words to form
to syllabic sequencing
always a pleasure
Challenging but daily done
Satisfaction guaranteed
with bussokuseki found

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July 21, 2019

Bussokuseki I

by Jem Croucher

Bussokuseki
Japanese poetic form
In the form of five
and then three sets of seven
for syllabic sequencing
Tanka with an extra phrase

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July 21, 2019

Fragile..Delicate..Vulnerable

by Sandeep

Picture Courtesy: Internet

Fragile, delicate and vulnerable,
as a puff of smoke,
we all have stood the tests of life.
The blows of wind and
the penetrations of the sun.

We have only succeeded.
How else could we be standing?

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July 20, 2019

Tri-haiku XX (Circular Green)

by Jem Croucher

This circular green
Grown, cut back, abundant now
as summer takes hold

This circular green
A comfort true and fragrant
These summer senses

This circular green
With me, part of me, in me
I am in summer

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July 20, 2019

A GIFT FROM RUSSIA

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

New York City’s
Blackout Was A Gift,
From Russia With
Love!

Copyright © 2019 Charles Robert Lindholm, The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – Please Come Visit My Archives!!!

July 19, 2019

Two Lavenders

by Jem Croucher

Bought two big lavenders in pots
two years or so ago
and whereas one has grown abundant
the other one’s been slow
Having said that, the one I planted
is the one that’s done the best
So there’s a lesson here I think
to learn and in that time invest

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July 19, 2019

Early Earl Grey – July 2019

by Colly

 

photo found on Shutterstock

Image result for shutterstock rain earl grey

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Curled and dry, large leaves glide effortlessly in a breeze as if to be at sea. Continue reading

July 19, 2019

THE CHANT OF THE RACISTS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

“Love
It Or
Leave It” Is
The Chant Of The
Racists!!

Copyright © 2019 Charles Robert Lindholm, The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – Please Come Visit My Archives!!

July 18, 2019

Rainy Days

by mkvecchitto

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There’s humility in the rain that visits in the whispering shallows
Here where the world is quiet and still, I listen
I draw comfort from the steady drone that sounds like a heartbeat,
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July 18, 2019

Drusillas

by Jem Croucher

We went down to Drusillas
for our anniversary
four of us this time, Bezza
Sally, Grace and me
There were parties of schoolchildren
but we made an escape bid
and marched on up ahead of them
so from the masses hid

Sal and I as senior citizens
got cheaper entry too
First time to take advantage
just for asking, as you do
And we made sure that we got there
when it opened on the dot
As that’s always best on days like this
especially when it’s hot

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July 18, 2019

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by dokurtybitz

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