Posts tagged ‘hot’

July 25, 2022

Melting Days

by Jem Croucher
The mercury climbed to forty
for the hottest we had seen
records broken everywhere
from what they once had been
and everybody moaned
as no infrastructure here
to cope with extreme weather
when the high is in the clear
Ice-cream sales and paddling pools
brought respite here to some
but most of us just melted
in this gorgeous summer sun


September 14, 2021

90 and rising

by Jem Croucher
The temperature crept above ninety
so I thought 'that's enough for today'
and, grabbing a go-bag ready to go
to the beach again, made my own way

The breeze from the sea was most welcome
but it was still in the eighties down there
Though as this wasn't work and I had a cold beer
I wasn't too minded to care

June 30, 2020


by Jem Croucher

I thought I’d write a poem
but my pen was really hot
I’d left it out in sunshine
so the poem it was not
At least for just a while
til the pen it had cooled down
then I could write the words
on this page without a frown

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April 27, 2018


by Jem Croucher

A heatwave in April?
Don’t mind if I do
Well, you would if it’s offered
and free, wouldn’t you?
So here’s to the sunshine
and long may it stay
at least throughout April
and well into May

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September 10, 2016


by Jem Croucher


We thought it was hot in Lisbon
but when we got to Seville
the mercury was climbing
above thirty-eight until
it peaked up there at thirty-nine
as we wilted on the street
and if it wasn’t for the water sprays
we’d have melted in the heat

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May 2, 2016

Summer for a day

by Jem Croucher


Yesterday the sunshine brought
us out in summer gear
Yet today it’s pouring down with rain
and is chill again, I fear
Still – I’m really not complaining
for yesterday was worth a lot
as it served as a reminder
of what it’s like when it is hot

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September 9, 2014


by Jem Croucher


It’s been one of those days
When the sun hasn’t stopped
And from early this morning
It’s been lovely and hot

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May 28, 2014


by graypoet

I wake and lay there
Moving slowly at first
Already thinking of you
Like a morning thirst.

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