Posts tagged ‘Colour’

November 4, 2022

Tri-haiku XXXIX (vibrant)

by Jem Croucher
Vibrant this colour
at this golden time of year
when greenery fades

And the sunset comes
The years' full swansong sings loud
with echos to gold

Leaving me speechless
Silenced by this golden awe
at the curtain call

November 3, 2022

A walk in a painting

by Jem Croucher
Went for a walk in a painting
the colours vibrant and bright
the artists' palette singing to me
as a I swooned in this wonderful sight

Reds and golds and yellows and pink
with green in the background were there
a wash of pale blue and a purple for depth
conveyed by the artist to share

October 3, 2022

Something interesting (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

1 of 12 in ‘The Fading Days’ series from Jemverse

Come closer. I’ll show you a colour – one that describes me.
Is it blue or a yellow or an autumn gold? Is it mellow green
Or amber or purple or silver? Is it a deep, burning orange
Or any one of the hundred thousand colours you have seen?
No, it is none of these and yet every one of them. The song is loud
And though it fades, like raindrop rings, it will never, ever leave.

October 26, 2021

Interesting (slight return) revisited

by Jem Croucher

2 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Autumn 21’ series

Show me a colour, one that describes me
Look at my face – the colour behind my eyes
It cries for the sun and pines away on these rainy days
Curled in a ball and shivering,
It longs for a blue that paints the skies

I have a paintbox here somewhere; it has a bright palette
One I have used many times, mixing over and over
as old and dusty colours
lend their way to young ones bright and new
Blending easily with the marks I have made

November 22, 2020

Ballistic Nasturtiums

by Jem Croucher

The nasturtiums’ gone ballistic
even though the summer’s gone
as it’s reaching now to skyward
and its stems are very long
It’s spreading ‘cross the garden
showing no sign of demise
which with its splash of colour
at this time of year is wise

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November 20, 2020

Autumn’s glory II

by Jem Croucher

There’s a golden yellow blanket
covering the grass
as leaves fall from forsythia
now autumn comes to pass

November sees a bluster
and they fall down to the ground
the foliage from the summer
now for a winter found

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July 24, 2020

Sweet Pea Vibrant

by Jem Croucher

These sweet pea colours vibrant
fill our garden with their joy
their aim to please and satisfy
self-evident thieir ploy
Success, just like their name is sweet
with purples, reds and blue
this painting full of colour
we will never here eschew

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June 27, 2020

Bliss IV

by Jem Croucher

It was really quite hot
but the colour right there
showed me one thing
that the sun had a care
For it with the rain
when that comes gives us this
a garden that’s lovely
for joy and for bliss

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July 25, 2019

Lovely IV

by Jem Croucher

The variegated colour of
our Nasturtiums in full bloom
return year after year
when they first appear in June
They really are quite lovely
and I’m glad they reappear
as their colour in the garden
brings us pleasure, yes and cheer

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November 8, 2018

Tri-Haiku IV (Change)

by Jem Croucher

And as winter comes
I am yellow with summer
Sunshine in my mind

But as summer fades
Yellow changes into blue
Winter takes a hold

And as my palette
paints here a changing picture
the canvas moves on

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November 4, 2018


by Jem Croucher

I’ve been partial to ‘Chuck Connors’
since I was a lad
And mostly you will find me
with my feet in Converse clad

I have many different colours
Yellow, blue and pink
The oldest ones I had for years
Forty plus I think

I have ones I got on eBay
which I know are very rare
And some which are so vibrant
that folk will stop and stare

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July 17, 2018

The colour of rain

by Jem Croucher

I saw splashes of colour
like rain falling down
A rainstorm of rainbows
to dispel any frown
So I danced as the colour
fell all around me
soaking and soothing
and setting me free

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June 11, 2018

Life is colour

by Jem Croucher

In summer life is colour
yellows, blues and greens
Reflecting all around me
and the palettes I have seen

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June 1, 2018


by Bhavya Prabhakar, India

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He peeled his skin, to see if

the blood has same purity as

the redness in his eyes,

the fact is silence

in the moonshine.


Purity has which colour

red or white

or is it because of the wine,

he coloured him red, to see if

he feels the purity as

the pure love in her eyes.

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May 13, 2018

Colour Jumble

by Jem Croucher

Like a jumble of colour
the sunshine of May
make known its existence
as a potter with clay

Expertly crafted
the warmth that it brought
give us the summer
that we had long sought

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May 2, 2018

Poem and prose

by Jem Croucher

And my words with momentum
found pattern and form
on a page full of colour
which for me is the norm

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April 20, 2018

All Colour

by Jem Croucher

I am all things colour
I look for a smile
Especially when
they’re not seen for a while
But it’s easier when
the sunshine comes out
and there’s things like
Spring and Summer about

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April 17, 2018


by Jem Croucher

Magical this influence
of Mother Nature’s hand
blessed with a dose of sunshine
all across the land

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April 16, 2018

Vibrancy shouting

by Jem Croucher

It was vibrancy shouting
my name out loud
as I welcomed the sunshine
from behind winter cloud

And the stage show of colour
I had waited long for
sang loud with theatre
for raptured encore

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April 13, 2018

Yellow is…

by Jem Croucher

Yellow comes and yellow goes
but with consistency it shows
that yellow carries summer days
the brightest sun, the mellow haze
So it finds favour just because
yellow is and yellow does

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April 12, 2018

Fever dreams colour

by Jem Croucher

When sleep falters
in fever drams
I think of colour

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April 10, 2018

All these colours

by Jem Croucher

All these colours
Bright their palette
Life as canvas
Captured and lifted
As is my soul
Seen in them

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January 28, 2018


by Jem Croucher

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January 25, 2018


by Jem Croucher

Flowers in vases
Splashes of colour
Reminds us in winter
That sometimes it’s summer


Photo – Jempics

January 22, 2018

The Promise II

by Jem Croucher

Outside the weather
reminds me again
that winter’s still here
with the wind and the rain
It’s blowing so hard
with a howl and a moan
from the cold of the north
where it’s festered and grown

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December 22, 2017

Clarity III

by Jem Croucher

And the light this morning
emulates a clarity anew
Captured on the coast road
as I pass with clear sea view
Pastel pinks and subtle blue
Oranges and yellow
confirming absolutely that
I am a lucky fellow

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November 14, 2017

A colourful story

by Jem Croucher

Colourfully painted
they have seen many days
Sitting next to smokestacks
on England’s waterways
Functional yet lovely
water for the boat
Keeping engines running
flotilla here afloat

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October 26, 2017

Virginia’s bid for glory

by Jem Croucher

Virginia’s changed her colour
and gone on a crash diet
Her body has diminished
but she’s keeping far from quiet

From green to red her foliage
with vibrancy remains
Her bid for autumn’s glory
with five leaves red she claims

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