Posts tagged ‘contentment’

June 6, 2019

Kew

by Jem Croucher

Beneath the vivid leafy green
this time of year at Kew
Beside the Thames just sitting
early morning with a view

I have a little time to spare
so I’ll sit for here for a while
and write about this lovely place
Sufficient to beguile

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June 4, 2019

The echo of life III

by Jem Croucher

If a moment pauses
and time stands still
If an eye sees
and memories are captured
Then I am the echo of life
Reflecting beauty
I bring contentment

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June 3, 2019

The echo of life II

by Jem Croucher

If a story speaks
and brings a tear
spilled out without reserve
from an eye that knows pleasure
If a landscape catches
and a breath is held long
whilst a moment is safisfied
Then I am the echo of life
Relecting beauty
I bring contentment

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June 2, 2019

The echo of life I

by Jem Croucher

If a brook gurgles
and a low tide laps
If a breeze whispers
and a sunset smiles
Then I am the echo of life
Reflecting beauty
I bring contentment

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May 28, 2019

The Long House

by Jem Croucher

5 of 8 in the Jemverse series ‘Circular Sussex’

In the garden out back of the Long House
sitting out here in the sun
The fragrance of jasmine strong in the air
now the early evening has come

It’s peaceful here and idyllic
and I’m so pleased we could return
Here in the East Meon valley
contentment swift to discern

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February 12, 2019

Keeping me whole

by Jem Croucher

Listening to sounds
when it’s raining outside
I can often get carried away
Spine tingles freely
My element comes
and contentment comes for the day

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January 21, 2019

Readiness

by Jem Croucher

The solitude of morning
as another week awaits
Contentment in this quiet time
completely satiates
And with poetry completed
I am ready for the day
My soul shine out there to the fore
to greet what comes my way

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November 9, 2018

With words

by Jem Croucher

At the bottom of the garden
in the sunshine with a beer
I have my little poems book
So why not? Whilst I’m here

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September 25, 2018

My Favourite Place

by Jem Croucher

Silver on a glistening sea
Sings its sweet refrain to me
as I relax here blissfully
in my favourite place

Seagulls flitting on the shore
as silent waves come back for more
Applauding for a long encore
in my favourite place

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August 15, 2018

Embers

by Jem Croucher

Around the fireside, family
A summer evening spent
sharing food and drinking beer
and general merriment

The embers glow with flicker bright
A focal point to share
This was contentment, rarified
for everybody there

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August 10, 2018

Half past three

by Jem Croucher

When work is over for the day
and sun’s still shining bright
A part of me looks forward to
the beach, soon in my sight
The breeze that blows in from the sea
though warm will cool me down
Contentment overwhelms me
and joy replaces frown

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June 13, 2018

Contentment

by Jem Croucher

Tide comes, tide goes
Winds dies, wind blows
Water glistens, water rise
Hours pass, time flies

Down here, on the beach
all of this within my reach

Contentment

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May 25, 2018

Changing Colour

by Jem Croucher

And today I sat and changed colour
the May sun hot in the sky
Relaxing long hours in the garden
with a long and contented deep sigh

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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 6, 2018

Daydreams

by Jem Croucher

Every so often
life with a glance
throws a left-field
by happen or stance
which fortune might leave
to whimsey or chance
but with arms open wide
twirls round in a dance

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December 21, 2017

Hibernation

by Jem Croucher

Most times on these cold winter days
you’ll find me snug inside
as chilliness and cold are things
I really can’t abide

Give me a pen and paper and
some music and you’ll see
that I’m content to stay indoors
and let the winter be

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November 8, 2017

Heart

by Jem Croucher

Part 4 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home is where I’ll always
feel contentment with some pride
For this is where the heart is
as the saying goes, implied

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October 29, 2017

HAIKU: I HEAR THE TICKING

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I hear the ticking

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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

Flying over Hampshire – Version 2

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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