Posts tagged ‘contentment’

July 8, 2017

HAIKU: TRUE HAPPINESS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

MY HAIKU FOR YOU

LIFE’S TOO SHORT FOR ANYTHING

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June 24, 2017

Our little garden

by Jem Croucher

I love our little garden
and the space we have out here
It’s lovely in the summer
and at other times of year
And yes, it’s on the small side
but that’s the way it is
So we’re not that bothered by it
as there’s nothing here remiss

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March 8, 2017

Pig

by Jem Croucher

 

This week you’ll find me writing
about an animal each day
So, for Wednesday, here’s a mention
of the pig. ‘Hoorah!’ you say
A whoop indeed appropriate
for this most noble creature
Which I am proud to here include
and in this poem feature

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February 7, 2017

Down to the sea

by Jem Croucher

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Finished my work
wandered down to the sea
the freshening breeze
appealing to me
Watched the waves crash
there on the beach
above the tideline
and just out of reach

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January 8, 2017

Sunday afternoons…

by Jem Croucher

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Sunday afternoons
A walk, a rest, a cup of tea
This insouciance

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December 26, 2016

Close to the sea

by Jem Croucher

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The joy of a home
that is so
close to the sea

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December 24, 2016

Sometimes I can fly

by Jem Croucher

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Sometimes I can fly
High above like a bird I soar
and look down to the sea
and the rolling waves
and the white horses galloping there
And I sing

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December 13, 2016

Finding your sublime

by Jem Croucher

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Yes, I know it’s winter out there
and it’s miserable and wet
But with your imagination
A little summer I can get
It’s really not that difficult
your mind’s eye is what you need
and a willingness to just let go
and listen as agreed

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December 9, 2016

Time II

by Jem Croucher

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Somedays have legs, they run away
I blink and it’s the end of day
I’ve done my best through frack and fray
But still I wish for more

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November 13, 2016

Halcyon days – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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Woodsmoke lingers here
on the days dying embers
fragrant on the air
It permeates my being
The whimsy of halcyon days

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November 12, 2016

The long mile – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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I walk the long mile
the sea sings her songs to me
and I am at peace
In this place my heart and soul
with the ocean are as one

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October 21, 2016

Morning Sunlight

by Jem Croucher

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Morning sunshine
streaming through
at the start
of this day new
Forest quiet
this time of day
footfall light
I tread my way

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October 20, 2016

River

by Jem Croucher

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I am tranquility and more
my voice a soothing balm
Shining I reflect the sun
to bring you peace and calm
I am river flowing free
my waters smooth and still
Come stay a while and breathe me in
until you’ve had your fill

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October 11, 2016

Simplicity II

by Jem Croucher

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There’s rain on the horizon
beyond a silver sea
And watching here from Goring Beach
this pure simplicity
is pretty much all that I need
to keep me satisfied
living here in Sussex
with a certain sense of pride

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September 29, 2016

The beach and me III

by Jem Croucher

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There’s no one down here now
and the beach is quite deserted
now the sunshine’s left us
But I’m not that disconcerted

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September 23, 2016

Peace and the sea

by Jem Croucher

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Peace takes many different forms
but down here it is the sea
On the beach at any time
but today when it’s just me

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September 20, 2016

Last day of the holidays

by Jem Croucher

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Spent the last day of my holiday
at the beach hut by the sea
It was grey down there and windy
but that didn’t bother me
The sun came out from time to time
and there was warmth still in the air
as I sat and watched the kites
on the water surfing there

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July 30, 2016

The beach and me (part II)

by Jem Croucher

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It’s much better down here today
the sun is with me and, hey
though the South-Westerly is still pretty strong
it’s blowing me home all the way

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July 22, 2016

The satisfaction of a quiet morning

by Jem Croucher

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And in these quiet moments
at the beginning of the day
the peace each brand new morning brings
before the frack and fray
I breathe, I smile, I lift my head
and look up to the sky
safe in this brief contentment
which will always satisfy

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July 13, 2016

Switch House View

by Jem Croucher

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From the top of Tate’s new building
we looked out to leaden sky
the only people up there
on Bankside way up high
Early morning entrance
Members only on the door
A privilege to be here
Before crowds fill every floor

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June 21, 2016

Midsummer’s day meadow

by Jem Croucher

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Midsummer’s day meadow
is a place that I know
And when the sun has awoken
to its pleasure I’ll go
For here are tall grasses
and wild summer flowers
And I’ll wander here aimlessly
for hours upon hours

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May 27, 2016

Mock orange

by Jem Croucher

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The mock orange in my garden
has blossomed now it’s May
And its fragrance is abundant
at any time of day
Especially of an evening
when it fills the air with scent
And I stand there for a moment
Breathing in with good intent

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May 18, 2016

Big sky

by Jem Croucher

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With a sky as big as big can be
we walked beneath the blue
Grey clouds skidding quickly past
keeping the sun in view

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April 24, 2016

Greening time

by Jem Croucher

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Contentment here
in greening time
Out in the garden
bottle of wine

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April 9, 2016

Happy

by Jem Croucher

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Happy‘s so much better
than being glum I always find
Encouraging contentment
and a constant peace of mind
It’s so much easier to smile
and be jolly all the time
As a frown takes lots of effort
as it does to always whine

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April 7, 2016

Fulfilment

by Jem Croucher

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Fulfilment in the flower
spied along the way
Helping with its colour
to brighten up my day

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January 28, 2016

Yellow morning song

by Jem Croucher

 

Yellow sky this morning
in a very special way
tells me that it’s going to be
another lovely day
A far cry from the winter
we expect this time of year
as it’s up in double figures
to add an extra dose of cheer

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January 6, 2016

The walking to work song

by Jem Croucher

 

With reflections in puddles
as I’m walking along
the timbre of my thoughts
falling naturally to song
the rhythm of the world
helps me hum a little ditty
as it’s mirrored down there at my feet
looking really pretty

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