Posts tagged ‘August’

August 1, 2022


by Jem Croucher

Concluding the Jemverse ’12 months V’ series (12 of 12)

Another twelve month series done
now that August's finally come
but next month there'll be a new one
on Jemverse here for you

Twelve poems, one for every first
most for the best, some for the worst
but all well penned and all well versed
on Jemverse each one new

August 29, 2021

Glad for gladioli II

by Jem Croucher
The gladioli on our allotment
are growing very tall
and their variegated colour
looks lovely when we call

They make a pleasant change
from the vegetables we grow
and have varying success with
through the year as well you know

And today with August sunshine
so lovely did they look
which I'm pleased to say I captured
in the photograph I took

August 20, 2021

August undecided

by Jem Croucher
August undecided
change and fickle shows
with one day sun but next of rain
so no-one really knows
Summer warmth remains though
a constant there to hold
at least for the time being
before it turns to cold

But I'm not all that bothered
so with all that August brings
I'll still enjoy each day it gives
as my voice always sings
August undecided
but there's a mystery here
as no-one knows what to expect
around this time of year

August 9, 2021

Going home

by Jem Croucher
From a night on the streets
he returned in the sun
sniffing at something
he'd found on the run
The sun was now bright
and the new day was dawning
so it was back to his den
on this fine summer morning

August 8, 2021

A day in August

by Jem Croucher
And just as I thought 'It's cooler today'
the sun put its hat on and said
"I'll have none of that, here's the summer you need"
and shone down warm on my head

So I gave it a wave with a nonchalant glance
which I knew it would see by the way
as I settled down to the summer I knew
on this lovely warm August day

August 1, 2021

Beginning XII

by Jem Croucher

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

Forty-eight beginnings later
first of August twenty-one
the last one in this series
now twelve months since begun
But not (you will be pleased to hear)
the last one here for good
for I'll begin a brand new series 
next month here (you knew I would)

August 1, 2020

First XII

by Jem Croucher

Concluding the Jemverse ’12 months III’ series [12 of 12]

Inevitably August time
when this month comes around
would see us looking forward
to a holiday we’d found
Somewhere hot and balmy
and usually on a ship
far across the ocean
for our destination trip

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August 30, 2019

Tri-haiku XXIII (August)

by Jem Croucher

The comfort of a
quiet morning in summer
August in England

Writing at first light
and then, as the sun rises
Chorus of the dawn

Welcomes in the day
as I do in readiness
with August sunshine

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August 24, 2019

This time last year

by Jem Croucher

This time last year in August
we were flyng to Croatia
heading Adriatic way
with a dosage of asphasia

In French I am quite fluent
Greek and Spanish understood
and we’d manage with Italian
I’m pretty sure we could

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August 21, 2019

Raining in August

by Jem Croucher

This year we decided
not to travel to sun
but enjoy it at home for a change
But perhaps that decision
now with some derision
with hindsight, we should rearrange

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August 1, 2019


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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August 18, 2018

Too hot for the beach

by Jem Croucher

It’s too hot for the beach I think
so in the garden I will stay
relaxing in the sunshine
on this August Saturday

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August 17, 2018

Heat (haiku)

by Jem Croucher

Sunshine glows golden
The summer of August shines
and heat continues

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August 1, 2017

Twelve months eight

by Jem Croucher

This poem starts a series
that will run through the year
A new one when the first
of every month is drawing near
And August starts it off
as it seemed the thing to do
No better place than summer
to begin a series, new

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August 18, 2016

Heat Shimmer

by LuAnne Holder

heat shimmer

The vine simmers
In August’s heated temper

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September 1, 2015

Autumn’s song

by Jem Croucher


I’m not discounting summer
although August is now gone
For September days bring welcome rays
before the Autumn’s song

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August 25, 2014

Bank Holiday

by Jem Croucher

It’s Bank Holiday Monday
And it’s raining outside
But that was the forecast
So we’re not that surprised

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August 20, 2014


by Jem Croucher


In July when working
It was thirty-five plus
But now August it’s cooler
And I don’t want to fuss

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December 3, 2013

Haiku: Fond recollections

by Devina

Cerulean skies,

Sultry August days alive

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