Posts tagged ‘Brighton’

June 26, 2017

In Constable’s footsteps

by Jem Croucher

Went to Brighton to see the original
on short loan from the Tate
It’s quite a lot bigger than the one on my wall
and to see it there was great

A Constable retrospective
representing four years’ toils
When he lived right here in Brighton
with some drawings and some oils

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June 23, 2017

The fly-past

by Jem Croucher

Gulls above the Metropole
a fly-past just for me
Here in Brighton in the sun
next to the deep blue sea

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May 17, 2017

Sultry

by Jem Croucher

Mid May and springtime evenings
with warmth still in the air
left over from the sunshine
that has been shining there

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February 19, 2017

A long walk to the pub

by Jem Croucher

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

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February 15, 2017

Brighton for Brunch

by Jem Croucher

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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

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February 5, 2017

i-360

by Jem Croucher

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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

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November 27, 2016

Music – sedoka

by Jem Croucher

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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

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November 18, 2016

Lazy day – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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

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October 8, 2016

A fall from grace III

by Jem Croucher

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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

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March 29, 2016

i in the sky

by Jem Croucher

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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

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February 7, 2016

The woods and the wind

by Jem Croucher

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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

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September 7, 2015

Brighton

by Jem Croucher

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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

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September 3, 2015

The zebra and Bizet

by Jem Croucher

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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

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August 2, 2015

Pride

by Jem Croucher

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

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June 7, 2015

Wildlife

by Jem Croucher

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

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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

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March 8, 2015

Slippy

by Jem Croucher

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

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December 22, 2014

Wonderful

by Jem Croucher

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

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December 14, 2014

Quite chuffed

by Jem Croucher

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

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