Posts tagged ‘church’

December 11, 2017

St Mary of the Harbour

by Jem Croucher

So, there’s already some words written
about me as I am today
But there’s more to make the story
complete in every way
For once I was much bigger
cruciform in shape
Part of Shoreham’s presence
on the Sussex south landscape

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December 2, 2017


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Voted Out Of Church

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November 29, 2017


by Jem Croucher

5 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Shoreham’ series

Nine hundred years I’ve been here
in Shoreham’s ancient port
A Catholic church turned Anglican
the parish to support
My cruciform original has
crumbled over time
But what is left still standing
is still within its prime

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September 9, 2016

Cardinal (Quadrille)

by Anita Lubesh

cardinal.pngPicture source: Sock Monkey

Quadrille poetry form = 44 words & red bird. Thank you monkey.

Sins that stain a royal perch
are preened like smooth, red
berries –

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January 31, 2016

Temple cross round

by Jem Croucher


In the Bristol blitz bombing
of the second world war
The Temple Cross roof was
brought to the floor
Yet when the rubble was cleared
though it’s fate was then sealed
some circular Templar
foundations revealed

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September 12, 2014

St Mary de Haura

by Jem Croucher


The river Adur’s changing course
To its tidal estuary
Bereft now of its shipping past
As it meets the changing sea

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