Posts tagged ‘January’

January 1, 2020

First V

by Jem Croucher

5 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months III’ series

A first in many ways today
a new decade for one
Twenty-twenty makes a start
now twenty-teens are done
First of the year and of the month
First poem of the year
and of the decade, come to that
(This much to me is clear)
So here’s a little ditty
the first of more to come
from January through December
until this year is done

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January 5, 2019

Promise IV

by Jem Croucher

With one foot in yellow
the other in white
My pace takes me forward
with promise in sight

At present the mist
O’er floodplains obscures
But behind it the light
like a bright beacon lures

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January 4, 2019

Leanness of January

by Colly


bird save


A pleated woodpecker ensconced my front tree.

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January 1, 2019


by Jem Croucher

No.5 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months II’ series

Galanthus greets this New Year’s day
Snowdrop heads due reverence show
and as a new sun rises
sleep heads all come to know
That here is opportunity
A promise waiting in the wings
heralding the new, a first
Tugging at those old heartstrings

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January 1, 2018

Twelve months one

by Jem Croucher

No. 6 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘Twelve Months’ series

Delicate, I bow my head
To the first day of the year
And give to it my blessing
For happiness and cheer

Twenty eighteen, here at last
January one
I bring a snowdrop promise
To the year that’s just begun

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January 7, 2016

January’s Shivering Smile

by Jem Croucher


Tangible this winter chill
In January’s raw intent
As beneath these spectred morning veils
the silent mist is sent

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February 13, 2013


by Shashi Moore



from above

As mother ate the apple pie

The heaven flood gate opened wide

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