Posts tagged ‘Colour’

October 1, 2017

Twelve months ten

by Jem Croucher

No. 3 of 12 in the ‘Twelve Months’ series

With Marigold a marriage
at this turning time of year
The summer to the autumn
as the cooler days draw near
October’s flower magnificent
It’s colour bold and strong
brings to life this marriage
in a cheerful autumn song

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September 30, 2017

Nasturtium Fields

by Jem Croucher

Although they may be fading
in the sunshine here today
A field of bright nasturtiums
in proud exuberance lay

Yellows, red and orange
and in between some green
as wonderful a palette
as I think I may have seen

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July 30, 2017

Mallow

by Jem Croucher

Pink and magnanimous
the tree mallow knows
that here in midsummer
it’s here to disclose

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July 10, 2017

Violet Seven

by Jem Croucher

Seven colours, seven days
Violet’s turn at last
The seventh in the rainbow
and the star of this fine cast

Epitomising royalty
Nomenclature this noun
Nothing more I need to say
Save Violet wears the crown

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July 7, 2017

Green Four

by Jem Croucher

Seven colours, seven days
and green’s the next in line
The fourth one in the rainbow
and one that’s very fine

For it speaks to me of life itself
and the good things oft bestowed
on each of us ‘most every day
from all that nature grows

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July 4, 2017

Red One

by Jem Croucher

Seven colours, seven days
beginning here with red
The first one in the rainbow
So, forging right ahead

Here’s to its long wavelength
with pigment deep and warm
Just like that in the poppy
Perfection made to form

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May 30, 2017

Resplendent

by Jem Croucher

Full of life and joie de vivre
flowers in full bloom
So resplendent in their glory…

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January 31, 2017

Colour will our palettes fill

by Jem Croucher

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As it’s sometimes quite disheartening
in short days of winter chill
A thing that will encourage
is that it isn’t long until
the warmer days that come with Spring
It’ll bring more light and mean
that we can turn away from grey
and see instead the green

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January 6, 2017

Winterberry red

by Jem Croucher

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Bright there in the sunshine
Winterberry red
A splash of colour painted
vivid and widespread

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October 23, 2016

Virginia Red

by Jem Croucher

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At the end of my garden
at this time of year
when autumn’s cold hands
tells me winter is near

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July 12, 2016

Southbank sunset

by Jem Croucher

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Sitting on embankment
the Thames flows slowly by
underneath the setting sun
a rainbow-coloured sky
Myriad colours present here
the canvas is complete
changing by the moment
for a really special treat

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June 25, 2016

Bringing colour

by Jem Croucher

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Pushing up with vigour
bright in winter beds
Cyclamen bring colour
raising pretty heads
And I’ll never have the words
to exemplify this spread
So here’s a picture of them
which I bring to you instead

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April 11, 2016

Interesting (Slight Return)

by Jem Croucher

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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

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February 2, 2016

The thing about yellow

by Jem Croucher

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The thing about yellow
is that no matter how grey
the sight of it’s likely
to brighten your day

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January 20, 2016

The sun I see

by Jem Croucher

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Band of gold in Western skies
Heralding the days’ sunrise
always comes as a surprise
When I see it there

Morning glory out of night
Darkness flees as though in flight
Wonderful to me this sight
When I see it there

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January 11, 2016

Winter broom glow

by Jem Croucher

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In amongst the heather
with iridescent glow
the leafless winter stems of broom
seemed lit as from below
But this was natural colour
the orange into red
glowing in the daylight
in that scented heather bed

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January 3, 2016

Colour and a life lesson

by Jem Croucher

 

Colour in the churchyard
on a January day
flowers to bring a smile
when all is dull and grey
They certainly brought a spring to step
to urge me on my way
and served as a reminder
that life has much to say

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December 3, 2015

The last breath

by Jem Croucher

 

One tiny splash of summer colour clings
Alone and fragile there
Abandoned by warmth it sadly sings
With its last breath to share

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November 1, 2015

Masterpiece

by Jem Croucher

 

I stepped inside a masterpiece
with reds and oranges and
yellows liberally added
by Nature’s abstract hand

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October 31, 2015

Red II

by Jem Croucher

 

Surrounded by Autumn
I saw red and a tear trickled
But no malice here
No discontent
For here beauty’s extravagance
in simplicity lay
Inspiring a tear
for the red of summer
spilled at my feet

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October 21, 2015

Yellow III

by Jem Croucher

 

I have many favourite colours
But yellow is the one
That reminds me of the sunshine
and the warming summer sun
It’s a flamboyant colour
Which is very much like me
Quite extrovert and often loud
Like this soliloquy

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October 7, 2015

The Cyclamen Choir

by Jem Croucher

 

In many shades of mauve and pink
poised ready there to sing
A field of cyclamen grew wild
reminding us of Spring

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October 5, 2015

The Turning

by Jem Croucher

 

Turning now
the green will fade
to liquid gold
of Autumn shade
Past equinox
less sunlight hours
But warm enough
for many flowers

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September 28, 2015

Autumn’s voice

by Jem Croucher

 

Amidst the green in the valley
was a splash of bright red
Heralding change with
leaves yet to shed

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September 5, 2015

Ebullient

by Jem Croucher

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Ebullient in the morning light
the summer lingers here
in the reds and yellows and the green
though Autumn hovers near

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August 17, 2015

Vibrant

by Jem Croucher

 

Vibrant colour in my garden
with Nasturtiums in full bloom
Deep reds and glowing yellows
vie with oranges for room

But there’s contest in a colour
it cannot replicate
The passion of the mallow pink
will always satiate

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July 23, 2015

My Gallery

by Jem Croucher

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Last night the moonlight painted
Translucent streaks across the sky
Such was the beauty of that sight
I felt moved enough to cry

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July 15, 2015

Iridescence speaks

by Jem Croucher

 

Here there are the makings of colour
with moisture and warmth and light
whilst a virginal palette, bereft awaits

Here, in its gift, as though a magician
the power of iridescence and shine
But no trickery here, no slight of hand

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