Posts tagged ‘happiness’

January 7, 2023

Letter Saga

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian


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December 24, 2022

MY CHRISTMAS WISH – 2022

by thereluctantpoet

MY CHRISTMAS WISH
By Charles Robert Lindholm

As I make my wishes for Christmas 2022 – the best gift after a wish for world peace and the love of my soulmate and family is for a lifetime of friendship with you!!!

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

WISHING YOU THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL  –  SPENDING CHRISTMAS WITH THE ONES YOU LOVE

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October 24, 2022

In the autumn now

by Jem Croucher
October shadow, Obi's field
in the heart of Sussex Weald
barely was the warmth concealed
in the autumn now

Walked a mile around the place
felt again familiar grace
with the sunshine on my face
in the autumn now

October 6, 2022

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by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

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October 2, 2022

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September 15, 2022

This place

by Jem Croucher
Sat down at the allotment
in late summer sun
with a welcome can of ale
the weeding here all done
The no dog plots are looking good
and our labour is well spent
as everything is looking great
almost as if with intent

September 3, 2022

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by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

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Christmas Joy

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August 29, 2022

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By Charles Robert Lindholm

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Our Feelings

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August 27, 2022

Raison d’être

by Jem Croucher
In my solace and respite
with the sun streaming in
I'm at home in my room
as you'll see from my grin
for all that is in here
is here to bring joy
with things I've collected
since I was a boy

August 25, 2022

Complete II

by Jem Croucher
In my garden at nightfall
when the sun has just set
and the heat of the day still remains
I find solace and respite
as on my bench with repose
I appreciate all of life's gains

August 18, 2022

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By Charles Robert Lindholm

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August 15, 2022

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August 11, 2022

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July 21, 2022

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by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

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Dancing

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July 16, 2022

At the eve III (part 6)

by Jem Croucher

6 of 12 in the Jemverse summer 22 series ‘Melting Days’

At the eve of this day
I will embrace each of these pleasures
and there will be flotsam on the breeze
and the knowledge that all is well
and there I will find me

July 14, 2022

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July 7, 2022

43

by Jem Croucher
Forty-three years ago
nineteen seventy-nine
two soulmates in love
their lives they combined
and we've never looked back
from that lovely day
as our love has grown deeper
it's quite true to say
Two kindred spirits 
we soulmates as one
raise a glass here today
for more years of fun

May 26, 2022

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May 22, 2022

Beaches

by Jem Croucher
Looking out 'cross windswept beaches
though this one's far from home
a familiar feeling warms me
from all the views I've known
For here I'm in my element
close to the sea, my heart
a synergy that's part of me
and has been from the start

April 29, 2022

Back to the loop

by Jem Croucher
It was back to the loop
with a whim and a way
as the sun was quite warm
on this late April day
and I was on leave
and the hills were all green
and the chalk of the trail
is the best I have seen
so I put best foot forward
with this walk 'cos it's there
reacquainting myself
with this pleasure to share

April 26, 2022

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by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

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A recipe

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April 6, 2022

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March 10, 2022

Abundance II

by Jem Croucher
Something different every time
in this familiar place
visited most weekends
as it's our saving grace
Obi gets his running time
as we follow, slower gait
and every time throughout the year
new pleasures there await
Something different every time
some small, some larger still
await us when we visit
our abundance to refill

January 27, 2022

Wolfgang and I

by Jem Croucher
The Wolf and I we went for a walk
down by the river and more
and he wagged his tail and pricked up his ears
at most everything that he saw
We walked down the towpath and looked at the planes
in the airport nearby
and as we walked home his tail wagged again
as some of them took to the sky

January 21, 2022

Visiting my used to be

by Jem Croucher
Once in a while those halcyon days
with an echo call out from the years
and with whimsy in hand I'll visit those days
of my formative smiles and my tears
I'll see in mind's eye with clarity there
the memories of what was once me
and though I still am and proud of the fact
it's nice to see my used to be

January 2, 2022

Youth rekindled

by Jem Croucher
Something I have longed for 
since nineteen seventy-seven
arrived on Christmas morning
with a little slice of heaven

My own Millennium Falcon
and an AT-AT for good measure
which after careful building
I can keep and always treasure

December 24, 2021

Christmas Eve

by Jem Croucher

5 of 5 in the Jemverse series ‘The week before Christmas’

Christmas Eve Friday is here at long last
let the japes and the cheer now begin
for this family together
as it has now forever
is bursting with laughter and grin

For this is our happiness and nothing less
cathartic and wondrous and free
all six here as one
for plenty of fun
to share with this great family

November 27, 2021

Our field

by Jem Croucher
So many times
we've both walked this field
with our little dog, Obi
in the heart of the Weald
Just north of Steyning
on the Partridge Green road
it's been here our haven
and many times strode

Each time we come here
something different we see
whilst Obi does running
quite safe and quite free
and we never grow weary
despite knowing it well
as it's wholesome and lovely
which these words I think tell