Posts tagged ‘flower’

November 1, 2017

Twelve Months Eleven

by Jem Croucher

No 4 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘Twelve Months’ series

So, rhyming with Chrysanthemum
as that’s November’s flower
I’m struggling I have to say
and I’ve been thinking for an hour

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September 19, 2017

Caryopteris

by Jem Croucher

With delicate blue flowers
Caryopteris in the sun
Brings a certain cheerfulness
Enjoyed by everyone

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September 12, 2017

HAIKU: BEWARE OF BRUISING

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

He is a flower

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July 8, 2017

Haiku-11

by scatterednotebooks
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(photo by Linda Rose)

© L. Rose

February 21, 2017

The flower tree

by Jem Croucher

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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

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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

Lily

by Jem Croucher

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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

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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

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Flowering passion
Flowers satisfy passion
Passion in flowers

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October 17, 2016

Rain Clouds

by Miriam Hurdle

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

Hibiscus

by Miriam Hurdle

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Hibiscus

Blooms today,

Withers tomorrow.

Gorgeous color,

Lives just one day.

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September 26, 2016

Remnant of Summer

by Jem Croucher

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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

Orchid

by Anita Lubesh

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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June 24, 2016

The Elderflower Song

by Jem Croucher

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Bluebell

by Jem Croucher

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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

Chive

by Jem Croucher

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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

Geranium

by Jem Croucher

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

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