Posts tagged ‘garden’

July 29, 2022

The sun I find

by Jem Croucher
This time of year with pen in hand
I'll sit down in my garden and
as sunshine warms and shines and does
what in July it will because
this is summer, so will I
sit down and watch as time goes by
and words may come. they often do
reflecting on a whim eschewed
crafted from a poet's mind
inspired here by the sun I find

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May 29, 2022

In the sun II

by Jem Croucher
Wolfgang on the garden bench
panting in the sun
whilst I sit down relaxing
now my working week is done
The warmth today is growing
so whilst I am sitting here
he's given his permission
for me to have a nice cold beer

May 23, 2022

Lavender Rescue

by Jem Croucher
I'm salvaging some lavender
it wasn't happy where it was
so I've found a place, a sunny spot
whence it can thrive because
I'll tend it more and water it
and trim the bits that die
so hopefully some flowers will come
to harvest come July

May 9, 2022

Ancient woodlands’ bequest

by Jem Croucher
The bluebells are blooming, it's that time of year
in the garden there under the tree
that gives shade from the sun
when their time has begun
for this lovely bright vision we see

November 29, 2021

Garden Fade

by Jem Croucher
I stole some summer's magic
kept it back a while to hold
to rekindle momentarily at least
these days when fades the gold

All too soon I'll be forgotten
as lacklustre my waste is laid
and the sun will stay hidden
til come the winters' fade

September 13, 2021

Last rays

by Jem Croucher
We've a bench out the front which will catch the last rays
of the sun as it sets in the west
and though the view we get there is not very good
the warmth of the sun is the best

So I'll sit there a while when the evenings draw in
and, north-facing, the garden's in shade
so pleased that we've kept our front garden bench
as with foresight best plans are made

August 23, 2021

Glad for gladioli

by Jem Croucher
Went into my garden
on a grey afternoon
and although it was warm
it felt rather gloom
But amongst the green brightly
I found there the white
of gladioli tall growing
and it was so bright
For it cheered my persona
and despite all the grey
its glorious wonder
really brightened my day

August 13, 2021

Rose II

by Jem Croucher
There's a rose in our garden
just by the front wall
which catches attention
to one and yes, all
as people will pause
to give it a smell
for its fragrance is lovely
as they can just tell

July 22, 2021

Short back and sides

by Jem Croucher
Gave the back garden
a bit of a trim
as it's amazing how quickly
the state it gets in
So the bushes out there
got a short back and sides
to give us more light
as each evening provides

July 5, 2021

Wildflower

by Jem Croucher
Wildflowers in our garden
whilst not a meadow are
nonetheless quite lovely
if not spectacular
From little tiny daisies
to blue and purple there
with bright red in the background
there's little to compare

June 22, 2021

Gardening

by Jem Croucher
The garden's gone ballistic
over just the last few days
with branches full of colour
grown in lots of different ways
It's looking like a jungle
so we'll have to see to that
giving it a summer trim
with branches for the hack

June 19, 2021

Sunshine VII

by Jem Croucher
Thought I'd missed the sunshine
but thank goodness there it was
the sunspot in the garden
in full sun still there because
although we are north-facing
the setting in the West
gives sunshine in the garden
until six o'clock at best

June 12, 2021

Perfect II

by Jem Croucher
Mock Orange and the bumblebees
buzzing in the sun
spreading fragrance in the garden
now the summertime is come

The deepest blue of sky above
the wisp of clouds, the breeze
warm and gentle on my brow
and cool upon my knees

May 28, 2021

A little chap

by Jem Croucher
Took a picture of the yellow
in my garden as one does
'cos they are really lovely
so I snapped them there because
I thought they'd make a picture
to put up as a snap
so I was quite surprised 
to find I'd caught a little chap

May 16, 2021

Bluebell II

by Jem Croucher
Bluebell the gorgeous
blooms into May
as the warmth of the sunshine
stays through each day
and in splendour and pride
its appears every year
from ancient woodland
still evident here
it grows in my garden
and brings pleasure to me
for colour so blue
here daily to see

May 7, 2021

Family things

by Jem Croucher
Another garden, one in Brighton
at the tail end of the week
where we've come for Wagamama's
on order as we speak
Our youngest daughter's residence
below the railway line
on a mellow Friday evening
with the weather warm and fine

April 29, 2021

Begging your pardon

by Jem Croucher

The sunshine is glorious

here in the garden

so if you don’t mind

and begging your pardon

I’ll just sit me down

right here and right now

and turn my nose skyward

for the warmth on my brow

April 27, 2021

Repurposed llama

by Jem Croucher

Repurposed my lighty-up llama

as his battery gave up the ghost

and as he needed to have a purpose in life

I made him a spider plant host

So now he stands proud in the garden

but instead of glowing at night

instead he will proudly grow spiders

and look his best in the light

April 23, 2021

Shiny II

by Jem Croucher

I’m in the garden, it’s shiny

and growing right there

two dandelions in

the bright sunshine glare

So, as they’re yellow and lovely

and doing no harm

I trimmed the grass round them

so as not to alarm

And sitting here now

with a beer at my side

the shiny world smiles

and my grin is quite wide

April 22, 2021

Bring it on

by Jem Croucher

It’s really taken hold of things

with new growth there abundant

and the garden’s looking lovely

now that winter is redundant

They’ve even gone so far to say

and promise us it seems

that for the next few days we’ll bask

in warmth from bright sunbeams

March 28, 2021

Wolfgang came to visit

by Jem Croucher

Wolfgang came to visit

Sat down in the sun

Said with satisfaction

‘This is just why I have come’

He loves it in this garden

It is his home from home

and he really looks a picture

as I hope these words have shown

March 27, 2021

A cracking hacking

by Jem Croucher

In the garden today
I went wild with the shears
chopping back all the growth
that remained from last year

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March 25, 2021

First Cut

by Jem Croucher

I cut the grass
it’s looking good
but then I always
knew it would

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March 16, 2021

Goldfinch

by Jem Croucher

Goldfinch in my garden
hopping round about
looking for some nibbles
Spring is here. No doubt.
Grass needs a good cutting
but I’ll leave it for a bit
give it a chance to take good hold
not make too much of it

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March 13, 2021

Swathes of sun

by Jem Croucher

It’s hopeful seeing swathes of sun
in the garden daily here
even though it’s three weeks hence
til longer daytime cheer
It’s not until the end of March
that British Summer Time
gives us more daily sunlight
as we turn to warmer clime

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January 26, 2021

For when winter is done

by Jem Croucher

A shaft of the sun
hit our north-facing garden
with a word just to say
for a beg of my pardon
A brief glimpse of promise
when the winter is over
and the sun is back out there
for days bathed in clover

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December 7, 2020

Iron flowers and smiles

by Jem Croucher

Took some night-time pictures
‘cos the days are oh so short
of the iron flowers out here
in my garden for a thought

For they are really gorgeous
as I think you will agree
and always bring a smile
to us when daily them we see

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November 22, 2020

Ballistic Nasturtiums

by Jem Croucher

The nasturtiums’ gone ballistic
even though the summer’s gone
as it’s reaching now to skyward
and its stems are very long
It’s spreading ‘cross the garden
showing no sign of demise
which with its splash of colour
at this time of year is wise

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