Posts tagged ‘blogging’

November 25, 2016

Chrysalis

by tinethewordsmith

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There was once a caterpillar who stood there,

at the edge of the old hickory’s branch.

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October 22, 2016

Loving From Afar

by 50djohnson

 

Not a day goes by, I think I hear you call my name and hear your precious voice.

I almost hear you say ,”I love you so much, sweetie,” that my heart begins to rejoice.

Tender notes on the piano, as only you could play, cause my eyes to tear.

Trickling slowly down my cheeks a lump in my throat suddenly appears.

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October 3, 2016

Stars

by tinethewordsmith

 

Oh love, reach for my hand and heart;
lay me down on this earthen bliss–
swear forever under the stars.

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June 17, 2016

Black-eyed Susan

by Jem Croucher

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I’m not that sure that Susan
deserved the black eye that she had
For she was really pretty
Shone by herself and wasn’t bad

She wore her yellow frock with pride
dancing daily with the sun
and was the centre of attention
with mostly everyone

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June 16, 2016

Foxglove trumpets

by Jem Croucher

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Foxglove trumpets make no sound
but play the sweetest tune
Bright pink with speckled stamens
here in the month of June

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June 14, 2016

Brassica Napus

by Jem Croucher

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Mustard yellow on the hills
and stunning to the eye
Particularly brilliant
when one is passing by

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June 12, 2016

Forget me not

by Jem Croucher

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I’ll not forget forget-me-not
exquisite, small and blue
For it’s etched there in a memory
never to eschew

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June 11, 2016

Buttercup yellow

by Jem Croucher

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Buttercup yellow
in bright sunshine
Out in their thousands
when the weather is fine
With a throng of wild flowers
in the grass growing tall
This is summer I’m seeing
and I’m loving it all

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June 10, 2016

Bluebell

by Jem Croucher

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In winter I’m dormant
biding my time
But come Spring I emerge
when the weather is fine
Then I’ll mirror the sky
as my vibrant blue grows
when I blossom and flourish
and my true beauty shows

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June 9, 2016

Jasmine

by Jem Croucher

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Spend an evening in my garden
and I can guarantee you this
You’ll never want to leave again
for the fragrance here is bliss

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June 8, 2016

Pink Valerian

by Jem Croucher

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Growing wild on Sussex beaches
Pink Valerian provides
Some colour on the shingle
high above the tides
It grows behind the beach huts
and on the shingle too
Quite beautiful in summer
adding to the view

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June 7, 2016

Sambucus Nigra

by Jem Croucher

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We have a common Elder
‘Black Beauty’ is its name
with purple leaves and pinkish flowers
long may it there remain

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June 6, 2016

Chive

by Jem Croucher

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Flowering chive, a delicate mauve
in contrast with the green
Of all the herbs we try to grow
the prettiest I have seen

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June 5, 2016

Rose

by Jem Croucher

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Like silk upon a summer breeze
soft pastel shades of pink
It’s beauty is beyond compare
or rivalry I think

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June 4, 2016

Dandelion

by Jem Croucher

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The dandelion may be a weed
but it’s a very lovely one
With fronds all bright and yellow
reflecting summer sun
So I’m glad I’m not a gardener
for I’d encourage them to grow
Because I am quite fond of yellow
as those who read my poems know

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June 3, 2016

Geranium

by Jem Croucher

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Delicate yet hardy
Geraniums appear
Each year out in our garden
with pinks to bring us cheer

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June 2, 2016

Daisy

by Jem Croucher

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In between the buttercups
Daisies in a throng
Suggesting that the summer
has finally come along

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June 1, 2016

Rhododendron

by Jem Croucher

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Really rather gorgeous
Rhododendrons in full bloom
Pity we can’t grow them here
although we have the room
Our soil is much too alkaline
with chalk from the South Downs
and that brings rhododendrons
out in shivers, shakes and frowns

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May 31, 2016

47 bells

by Jem Croucher

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We sat under the Carillon
In the summer sun
Been a while since we’ve been here
Yet there we were as one
There wasn’t a recital
today, yet all the same
It was good to see it in the park
and be here once again

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May 30, 2016

The class of ’81

by Jem Croucher

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We all got lost in Loughborough
couldn’t find our way around
But then it has been quite a while
since we all lived in this town
Nothing looked familiar
No landmarks did we see
It really was confusing
(How hard could all this be?)

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May 28, 2016

Road trip

by Jem Croucher

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We’re off on a road trip to Loughborough
for a reunion with all of our pals
It’s been thirty-eight years in the making
so will be great to see all the gals

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May 27, 2016

Mock orange

by Jem Croucher

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The mock orange in my garden
has blossomed now it’s May
And its fragrance is abundant
at any time of day
Especially of an evening
when it fills the air with scent
And I stand there for a moment
Breathing in with good intent

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May 26, 2016

Ten thousand

by Jem Croucher

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Walked ten thousand steps today
recorded on my wrist
Still need to get my head round that
but I think I’ve got the gist
An early birthday present
tracking fitness on my phone
Syncing all by Bluetooth
where my progress is then shown

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May 25, 2016

Because I can

by Jem Croucher

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Took a walk to Goring beach
(the sunshine said I could)
Because I can and truth be told
if you were me, you would

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May 24, 2016

Substance & Zest

by Jem Croucher

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It’s lovely to feel
the warmth of the sun
at the start of a day
which has barely begun

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May 23, 2016

Tranquility here

by Jem Croucher

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The spider had babies
so I re-potted those
Then sat in the sunshine
for some thoughtful repose

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May 22, 2016

For the love of a good walk

by Jem Croucher

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Amberley to Washington
is around about six miles
There’s one particularly nasty hill
and several gates and stiles

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May 21, 2016

The yellow road

by Jem Croucher

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Metalled by the Romans
on top of Bignor Hill
We came across the yellow road
heading homeward still
Mostly blue sky overhead
with tiny flecks of grey
The sunshine on the yellow shone
to show us both the way

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