Posts tagged ‘Essex’

September 24, 2019

Starsun II

by Jem Croucher

Leigh-on-Sea here in Essex
At the end of the day
The sun setting low in the West
Sitting with friends
On which one depends
This time of day is the best

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October 8, 2017

Iron Lighthouse

by Jem Croucher

On the north sea coast at Harwich
Iron lighthouse in the sea
Built to replace the old one
back in eighteen sixty-three

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October 7, 2017

Black Sheep

by Jem Croucher

It’s said that we all have one
and in my family that was me
Albeit some time ago
rather thankfully
But this evening up at Manningtree
On the Essex coast
the black sheep I saw grazing
were lovelier than most

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September 24, 2017

Changeable Conditions

by Jem Croucher

Big sky over Leigh-on-Sea
dramatic to extreme
with rain clouds scudding twixt the blue
amongst the best I’d seen
The sunshine when it finds the room
is very warm and bright
But the rain squalls cool that down somewhat
So I’m glad I dressed up right

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June 8, 2017

Big Sky III

by Jem Croucher

With a big sky over mudflats
out in the estuary
The rain it seems has left us
momentarily

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June 7, 2017

Into the sun

by Jem Croucher

I’m heading east to Essex
It’s very wet out there
There are raindrops on the window
But I don’t at present care
For I am warm and dry
On a quiet commuter train
On my way to Southend Central
Quite protected from the rain

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January 27, 2017

Last Sunrise

by Jem Croucher

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If I didn’t know better (and maybe I don’t)
it was almost as if the sun
had something of a point to prove
with another day begun

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January 22, 2017

Blessed

by Jem Croucher

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Felt blessed down on the beach front
as night time slipped away
And through the clouds out to the East
the sunshine met the day

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January 21, 2017

Southend

by Jem Croucher

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Southend Pier, the estuary
the sky a speckled grey
reflected on the water
at the end of a long day
The fairground quiet and empty
the evening lights aglow
It’s peaceful here in winter
as the tidal waters flow

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