Posts tagged ‘A-Z April blogging challenge’

April 30, 2016

Zed

by Jem Croucher

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I’ve reached the end of A to zed
with something every day
A poem for the alphabet
in my own special way
I’ve exercised a license
as we poets often do
But I’d like to think the end result
has been encouraging for you

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April 29, 2016

It has to be yellow

by Jem Croucher

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What can I tell you of yellow
that’s not already been said?
Something of the pleasure it brings me
over orange or purple or red

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April 28, 2016

Xanthophyll

by Jem Croucher

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Today the springtime yellow
is blossoming with youth
But winter’s icy fingers
Linger on and hide the truth

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April 27, 2016

Wonderful II

by Jem Croucher

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Wonderful, the morning light
Here in Lincoln’s green
Falling though the branches
to reflect on water’s sheen

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April 26, 2016

Verdant

by Jem Croucher

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Luxuriant this time of year
the grass is verdant green
And unless I am mistaken
looks the best it’s ever been

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April 25, 2016

Underneath; the undertow

by Jem Croucher

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I always pictured quite a monster
lurking down below
Beneath the waves just waiting
but for what I didn’t know
And I never, ever saw it
though I was often in the sea
So I know one thing for certain
– it never bothered me

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April 23, 2016

Two Circles revisited

by Jem Croucher

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We returned to the two circles
at the back of Findon Gorse
Following the South Downs Way
to Chanctonbury of course
Marvelling at the splendid views
of the Sussex weald below
we wandered back through Sussex green
through fields that we well know

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April 22, 2016

Seagulls, the sea and a song

by Jem Croucher

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Alone on the shingle
Salt in my mouth
Braced against wind
Looking to South

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April 21, 2016

Rainbow

by Jem Croucher

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Honouring the promise
as sunshine mixed with rain
I saw a massive rainbow
in the sky above again
It stretched across the heavens
a thing of pure delight
Its seven colours brightening
A truly glorious sight

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April 20, 2016

Quiet & Unassuming

by Jem Croucher

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As a poet I find pleasure
in writing every day
Capturing a moment
about life in such a way
that when I read my words
back quietly on reflection
they take on board a meaning
to inspire with recollection

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April 19, 2016

Precious

by Jem Croucher

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Not for me a diamond
or something made of gold
For I can find my treasure
in memories of old
Just walking through the harbour
where I wandered as a boy
has value beyond measure
and instils in me a joy

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April 18, 2016

Obi (paws for thought)

by Jem Croucher

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Obi (pronounced “Ohbee”)
has been with us for a year
He’s a little brown jack-russell
and he’s brought us lots of cheer
We’ve had him since he was a pup
all plump and paws and ears
And like our older dog we hope
that he will stay for many years

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April 16, 2016

Newcastle

by Jem Croucher

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Lindisfarne echoed
across Newcastle tonight
The fog on the Tyne

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April 15, 2016

Magnificent

by Jem Croucher

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Today I sat out in the sunshine
for the first time so far this year
The bluebells had made an appearance
It was lovely out there with a beer

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April 14, 2016

Lyrical

by Jem Croucher

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I hear a rhythm deep inside my head
and the words just seem to flow
Mostly moving there in time
sometimes a little slow

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April 13, 2016

Kindred Spirits

by Jem Croucher

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We are of kindred spirit
my soulmate and me
developed over passing time
and living by the sea
Our love it has grown deeper
over eight and thirty years
with lots of laughs and smiles
and on occasion, tears

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April 12, 2016

Joy

by Jem Croucher

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Whenever I see sunsets
out over the sea
I experience delight
with a feeling of glee

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April 11, 2016

Interesting (Slight Return)

by Jem Croucher

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Show me a colour, one that describes me
Look at my face – the colour behind my eyes
It cries for the sun and pines away on these rainy days
Curled in a ball and shivering,
It longs for a blue that paints the skies

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April 9, 2016

Happy

by Jem Croucher

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Happy‘s so much better
than being glum I always find
Encouraging contentment
and a constant peace of mind
It’s so much easier to smile
and be jolly all the time
As a frown takes lots of effort
as it does to always whine

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April 8, 2016

Gorgeous

by Jem Croucher

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I gaze up to those Sussex hills
beneath clear skies of blue
And one word springs to mind that is
descriptive of that view

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April 7, 2016

Fulfilment

by Jem Croucher

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Fulfilment in the flower
spied along the way
Helping with its colour
to brighten up my day

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April 6, 2016

Exciting II

by Jem Croucher

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It’s actually quite exciting
When writing to a theme
Finding every day new words
Discovering what they mean
Crafting them to lines of verse
Sparking interest or a smile
Which later on reflection
Garner substance or beguile

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April 5, 2016

Dancing

by Jem Croucher

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I’m delving deep today
and dancing in my mind
On my way to London
as my senses are aligned
Listening to my music
hearing rhythm and a beat
Dancing as I travel
in my precious window seat

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April 4, 2016

A and B and C

by Jem Croucher

April brings a challenge
A to Z is here one more
Six and twenty letters
I wonder what’s in store?

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April 30, 2015

Zed

by Jem Croucher

 

So April reaches its last day
It’s been a beauty, I must say

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April 29, 2015

Yellow II

by Jem Croucher

 

Yellow things are mostly there
to serve as a reminder
the fact that summer’s almost here
and is going to be a blinder!

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April 28, 2015

X=kiss (haiku)

by Jem Croucher

 

X to mark the spot
affection symbolised as
love’s simplicity

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April 27, 2015

Wonder

by Jem Croucher

 

It is with wonder that I wander
when the opportunity is there
taking in the sights around me
and getting out into fresh air
Whether it be on the hills
or on a beach beside the sea
or even round the city streets
the wonder’s always there for me

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