Posts tagged ‘Brighton’

February 19, 2017

A long walk to the pub

by Jem Croucher


We went on a long walk to Lewes
Along the old Drovers way
Following the ancient Trail of Juggs
on a wonderful sunny day

February 15, 2017

Brighton for Brunch

by Jem Croucher


To Brighton for brunch on a Sunday
egg muffins and hot cups of tea
Meeting some Crouchers who now live close by
Holly, Grace, Sally and Lee

February 5, 2017


by Jem Croucher


I walked this way so many times
the route I made my own
Knew everything about it
from where I worked to home
Yet, walking there this morning
there’ve been changes over time
Not least of which the view I see
on the Brighton city line

November 27, 2016

Music – sedoka

by Jem Croucher


Life without music
is like a tree without leaves
sadly bereft in winter

and left without warmth
or the promise of summer
to awaken it to joy

November 18, 2016

Lazy day – tanka

by Jem Croucher


Breakfast in Brighton
November morning sunshine
follows after rain
Both providing sustenance
for lazy Sunday slowness

October 8, 2016

A fall from grace III

by Jem Croucher


I found it on the high tide line
after a night of fire
the grand old lady of the sea
destroyed by spite and ire
Never proved but always known
her final hours presumed
the work of arsonists with flame
the pier now lost, consumed

March 29, 2016

i in the sky

by Jem Croucher


Towering like a monolith
up into the sky
Brighton’s i-360
is really, really high
Dwarfing the remains
of the ruinous West Pier
it stands alone just waiting
for the summer to appear

February 7, 2016

The woods and the wind

by Jem Croucher


Up in Stanmer woods
on the ridge of the hill
we are sheltered within
where it’s chilly but still
There’s winter in here
with the mud and the grey
but perfect for walking
on this February day

September 7, 2015


by Jem Croucher


Walking through Brighton
on a nice sunny day
we admire the Pavilion
which we pass on the way
The tall and majestic
pagodas up there
just have to be looked at
so we pause for a stare

September 3, 2015

The zebra and Bizet

by Jem Croucher


I think it was Bizet the zebra was playing
in Brighton today in the sun
Nocturne in D Major if I’m not mistaken
Yes, I think that piece was the one

August 2, 2015


by Jem Croucher


Brighton saw a rainbow
but there wasn’t any rain
Throngs lined all the city streets
And Pride shone bright again

June 7, 2015


by Jem Croucher


Heading off to Wildlife
Across the old toll bridge
Right there on our doorstep
Such a special privilege

June 3, 2015

Tears to the eye

by Jem Croucher

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As I walked the long mile
By the dawn’s early light
I was privileged to witness
A spectacular sight
So with camera in hand
With a click and a prayer
I captured the moment
That I witnessed right there

March 8, 2015


by Jem Croucher


With three thousand other people
At the Dome’s packed concert hall
We in anticipation waited
For the virtual curtain call

December 22, 2014


by Jem Croucher


Spent an afternoon with James Stewart
Up on the silver screen
Eldest daughter’s Christmas present
For Sal, Lee, the girls and me

December 14, 2014

Quite chuffed

by Jem Croucher


Walking home through Worthing
Having had a Cornish ale
I happen chanced upon a sign
‘The Worthing library sale’