Posts tagged ‘History’

October 13, 2017

Brighton Greenway

by Jem Croucher

High above the Brighton streets
on the old railway bed
Through the locomotive works
the Brighton Greenway led

The engines left here long ago
but their memory remains
Homage paid by sculptor’s hand
to Brighton’s long lost trains

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October 8, 2017

Iron Lighthouse

by Jem Croucher

On the north sea coast at Harwich
Iron lighthouse in the sea
Built to replace the old one
back in eighteen sixty-three

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October 2, 2017

Statues

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books®

It is hard to grapple
with a statue. In fact
it was quite humorous to watch
an angry mob try
to destroy
Robert E. Lee
in Charlottesville.

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September 3, 2017

The Corinth Canal

by Jem Croucher

Part 15 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

The boat was somewhat smaller
but the view was just as fine
Confirming that our choice today
was a wise one made this time

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July 28, 2017

The Canalhouse

by Jem Croucher

It’s quite a surprise
when popping in for a beer
to find that the pub
has its own canal here!

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July 24, 2017

HAIKU: MY HEART IS A TREE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

 

My heart is a tree

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July 2, 2017

A test of time

by Jem Croucher

Against the blue the old Town Hall
with yellow ochre walls
Declares aloud his history
from ageing hallowed halls
In Brighton now amidst the new
it stands aloof to change
Whilst all around the architects
make plans to rearrange

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June 22, 2017

PAST

by Tanya

Past
Haunts me more
Than it ever did before
For it has a longer history to pour

Haunted
I stick to myself
Holding tight I wonder
More about the consequences
That could have been well mended

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May 31, 2017

A Living Fossil

by ShoummoF

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You are the visceral imprint,

The perennial impression,

Something deep inside of me,

A poignant and recurring melody.

A song I’ve always known,

The centerpiece, the cornerstone,

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May 24, 2017

Argyll Street

by Jem Croucher

Central station, Argyll Street
running through the city
towers in its grandeur still
above the street and pretty

Once proudly known at Westergait
and over two miles long
Four hundred years of history
adds to Glasgow’s song

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May 8, 2017

Memory Brushes Past

by braveandrecklessblog

Memory’s delicate tendrils

reach out

brush the nape

of my neck

cause an electric shiver

that courses

down my spine

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May 8, 2017

Day Four (Rodmell to Alfriston)

by Jem Croucher

Arriving here at Alfriston
we found the Smugglers Inne
A sixteenth century ale house
for the sale of beer and gin
And although it’s not imposing
many secrets here it hides
for behind its small exterior
more than twenty rooms inside

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April 28, 2017

Oval

by Jem Croucher

The amazing oval ceiling
of the Corn Exchange in Leeds
Once famed for giving merchants
a place to barter seeds

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April 28, 2017

Hamlet’s Words

by scatterednotebooks

Hamlet called them words
in his feigned madness.
To him they were words – mere words,
but to me they might mean so much more.

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April 18, 2017

Love’s Labors Lost (revisited)

by braveandrecklessblog

she had moved many times in her life

not unexpectedly

some belongings became lost

were left behind

inadvertantly

or on purpose

when they caused her pain

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April 10, 2017

The Nottingham & Beeston

by Jem Croucher

In Nottingham the waters
of the canal are quite tranquil
with new building now reflected
in the waters quiet and still
Iron rings along the towpath
remain in situ there
Yet no more to fasten barges
with slow horses unaware

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April 8, 2017

Ye Olde trip to Jerusalem

by Jem Croucher

Underneath the castle walls
in the bright sunshine
Eight hundred years and some have passed
of serving ale and wine

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March 21, 2017

History lost to time

by Jem Croucher

Walked down the mile of Bute Street
to the pier head in the bay
Trod where the Glamorganshire canal
supplied the port back in the day

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March 20, 2017

Progress

by Jem Croucher

In Cardiff the old Custom House
has seen better days
as it and progress have at
some point parted in their ways

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February 12, 2017

Coming Home

by Anita Lubesh

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From waterfalls to stepping stones, meandering
across history’s bones, I am halted by a sound,
the sound of mandolins.

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February 6, 2017

Rummaging

by Jem Croucher

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Something that I love to do
whenever I get the chance
is go rummaging in a charity shop
by design or happenstance
Some days I’ll just have a browse
as it’s a good way to unwind
but most times I’ll make a purchase
when a treasure I will find

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February 5, 2017

i-360

by Jem Croucher

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I walked this way so many times
the route I made my own
Knew everything about it
from where I worked to home
Yet, walking there this morning
there’ve been changes over time
Not least of which the view I see
on the Brighton city line

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February 4, 2017

Balcombe Viaduct II

by Jem Croucher

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Passing over Balcombe Viaduct
with winter fields down there
The memory of a leafy green
is distant now the trees are bare
Skeletal they stand forlorn
Winter has them in its grip
And it will still be quite a while
‘Til from that vice we’ll see a slip

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January 5, 2017

With eyes to see

by Jem Croucher

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Every so often
now and then
I’ll take a walk
with book and pen
and use my eyes
to look around
when walking in
and round this town

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December 10, 2016

Decades

by Jem Croucher

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Born in the fifties, baby boom years
A child of the sixties, scuffed knees and tears

A teen in the seventies, met Sal, fell in love
and at the end of the decade, wed the above

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November 19, 2016

Secret Places

by Jem Croucher

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It’s hidden by the railway line
unkempt for many years
and if the Signalman could see it now
he’s be reduced to tears
Once known as Railway Gardens
when the signal box was there
Nestled just behind the sign
that warned us “Trains – beware”

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October 13, 2016

Histories’ Fortitude

by jaybluepoems

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Deny me not this fleeting moment, forged form pain in workday spent!
Deny me not the chance to grasp this truth in passing as it’s rent from in the flagging husks of time where captured souls of labour fall.
Embrace my soul in words unspoken that from their pallid ashes call the clarity of a hopeful love,
the danger in the risen beam,
the tensiled courage plans to build a nation’s growing dream.

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October 8, 2016

A fall from grace III

by Jem Croucher

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I found it on the high tide line
after a night of fire
the grand old lady of the sea
destroyed by spite and ire
Never proved but always known
her final hours presumed
the work of arsonists with flame
the pier now lost, consumed

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