Posts tagged ‘harbour’

June 4, 2022

Imagination’s made

by Jem Croucher
The harbour lit and sparkling
exuberant at night
the wind farm on horizon
glinting just in sight
and nestling on the quayside
the survey ship rests true
across the road from where I stand
beneath the azure blue
This is a thing of magic
as although a port of trade
scene's like this are always
where imagination's made

April 28, 2022


by Jem Croucher
There's a green ship in the harbour
up the river quite a bit
much further on than usual
so I took a pic of it
Rarely dredged of course these days
the building silt means most
will rarely venture up this far
at Shoreham on the coast
A far cry from my yesterdays
when every berth was full
so good to see the odd one still
with time's incessant pull

March 26, 2018

Hidden Truth

by Jem Croucher

Fragrance of the harbour
Familiar to me
with salt and oil and pitch and tar
and yes, of course, the sea

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March 22, 2018


by Jem Croucher

More than fifty years on
and the smell on the air
is the same to me now
as it was way back there
That of sea and the tar
and the pitch and the oil
and the sweat and the grime
from the long days of toil

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November 29, 2017


by Jem Croucher

5 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Shoreham’ series

Nine hundred years I’ve been here
in Shoreham’s ancient port
A Catholic church turned Anglican
the parish to support
My cruciform original has
crumbled over time
But what is left still standing
is still within its prime

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August 26, 2017

Mandraki Harbour

by Jem Croucher

Part 8 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

On Rhodes, the ancient city
build in medieval time
reflects the yellow of the sun
in every way, divine

Windmills on the harbour wall
once caught the southern breeze
Their ancient sails now still of course
beside Aegean seas

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January 25, 2015

In my own footsteps

by Jem Croucher


Took a walk on Southwick Beach
On a bright blue winter’s day
Across the locks at harbour’s mouth
Where ships at anchor lay

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July 3, 2014

The Journey

by Michelle Sherlock

The Journey poem by Michelle Sherlock Photo of harbour complete with lighthouse and small blue boat

The boat rocked to and fro

Blown by wind

Rolled by sea


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