Posts tagged ‘flower’

February 21, 2017

The flower tree

by Jem Croucher


Overlooking Falmer
we found a flower tree
High on top of Sussex Hill
quite unexpectedly

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February 17, 2017

The Most Beautiful Flower

by markfahmy


Once I thought,
that the most beautiful flower
grows in the middle of fields.
And among the lush green,
she sways and dances with the breeze.

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December 18, 2016


by Jem Croucher


Dancing on a bed of white
my stamen orange in the light
I really am a gorgeous sight
for any eye to see

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November 29, 2016

A pleasing distraction – sedoka

by Jem Croucher


On cold winter days
for a pleasing distraction
the thought of Springtime flowers

Caught on a warm breeze
to embellish me with their
wonderful fragrant bouquet

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October 31, 2016

Flower – haiku

by Jem Croucher


Flowering passion
Flowers satisfy passion
Passion in flowers

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October 17, 2016

Rain Clouds

by The Showers of Blessing

Yearlong drought, harsh dry air.

Grass turned golden brown, flowers shrunk.

Water rationing!

Throat burning, nostrils bleeding.

Humidifier needed.

Let the grass be golden brown,

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September 27, 2016


by The Showers of Blessing



Blooms today,

Withers tomorrow.

Gorgeous color,

Lives just one day.

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September 26, 2016

Remnant of Summer

by Jem Croucher


On the breath of a morning
I caught in the air
a lingering fragrance
subtle and rare
A remnant of summer
to cherish and hold
and remain with me as
the autumn turns gold

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August 31, 2016


by Anita Lubesh


I was inspired by The Orchid Pavilion gathering of 353 CE which was a cultural and poetic event during the Six dynasties era, in China. The gentlemen (42 literati) had engaged in a drinking contest: rice-wine cups were floated down a small winding creek as the men sat along its banks; whenever a cup stopped, the man closest to the cup was required to empty it and write a poem. This was known as “floating goblets”.  In the end, twenty-six of the participants composed thirty-seven poems.

Wife, as my life fades with the closing
sun, weeds now overtake linen paths driven
into the wilderness,

I have no strength to fight them,
and soon you must walk this way alone
though my heart is warm still –

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August 15, 2016

Sunshine yellow

by Jem Croucher


The beds were full of yellow dahlias
in the churchyard yesterday
Looking lovely in the sunshine
as we paused along the way
We sat and had a coffee
and admired the glorious scene
Quite the most attractive
for a while that there has been

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August 12, 2016

Life is a wayside flower

by Jem Croucher


Saw a little wayside flower
growing right there in the street
Finding just enough moisture
to prosper down there at my feet

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July 12, 2016

There is Always More that can be Done

by A. Marie

Faint fountain before the lantern light,
Fairest fauna bending in,
Fragile creature
Dying slow,

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June 27, 2016

Anyone for tennis?

by Jem Croucher


Today sees the start of Wimbledon
lawn tennis in the sun
Thousands flock to London
to experience the fun

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June 25, 2016

Bringing colour

by Jem Croucher


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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June 24, 2016

The Elderflower Song

by Jem Croucher


Heavy scent floating in the air
with sunshine after the rain
The music echoes with a sweet
harmonious refrain

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June 22, 2016

Mystery Mauves

by Jem Croucher

25 May

I don’t know what these flowers are called
though I searched Google for a while
Their mauve is simply glorious
and they certainly bring a smile

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June 20, 2016

Bellis Perennis

by Jem Croucher

Poetry challenge: Tongue Twister poetry


The Bellis Perennis
is a bit of a menace
and is quite fond of tennis
as it looks like a ball

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June 18, 2016

And Lavender…

by Jem Croucher


One would think that for my birthday
something yellow would appear
Yet though that’s my favourite colour
Something else gives better cheer

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June 17, 2016

Black-eyed Susan

by Jem Croucher


I’m not that sure that Susan
deserved the black eye that she had
For she was really pretty
Shone by herself and wasn’t bad

She wore her yellow frock with pride
dancing daily with the sun
and was the centre of attention
with mostly everyone

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June 16, 2016

Foxglove trumpets

by Jem Croucher


Foxglove trumpets make no sound
but play the sweetest tune
Bright pink with speckled stamens
here in the month of June

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June 12, 2016

Forget me not

by Jem Croucher


I’ll not forget forget-me-not
exquisite, small and blue
For it’s etched there in a memory
never to eschew

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June 10, 2016


by Jem Croucher


In winter I’m dormant
biding my time
But come Spring I emerge
when the weather is fine
Then I’ll mirror the sky
as my vibrant blue grows
when I blossom and flourish
and my true beauty shows

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June 6, 2016


by Jem Croucher


Flowering chive, a delicate mauve
in contrast with the green
Of all the herbs we try to grow
the prettiest I have seen

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June 3, 2016


by Jem Croucher


Delicate yet hardy
Geraniums appear
Each year out in our garden
with pinks to bring us cheer

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June 1, 2016


by Jem Croucher


Really rather gorgeous
Rhododendrons in full bloom
Pity we can’t grow them here
although we have the room
Our soil is much too alkaline
with chalk from the South Downs
and that brings rhododendrons
out in shivers, shakes and frowns

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March 31, 2016

A Beautiful Choice

by russtowne

A Beautiful Choice

I saw a beautiful bloom in the garden today,

So stunning it took my breath away.

I was tempted to snip and bring it indoors

Just so I could enjoy it more.

But it was so pretty

It seemed a pity

To deprive the world

Of its petals unfurled.

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March 26, 2016

Blink and you’ll miss it

by Jem Croucher

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Blocked in passageways
where once there were streets
and sticky faced children
on corners with sweets
watched elderly ladies
resting on seats
All gone in the blink of an eye

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December 8, 2015

Flower Power

by Venkat


The truth I held
from edge to edge
And it felt like a flower

The path of right,  I took
from dark to light
And it felt like a flower

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