Posts tagged ‘Jemverse’

August 18, 2018

Too hot for the beach

by Jem Croucher

It’s too hot for the beach I think
so in the garden I will stay
relaxing in the sunshine
on this August Saturday

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August 17, 2018

Heat (haiku)

by Jem Croucher

Sunshine glows golden
The summer of August shines
and heat continues

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August 16, 2018

Beauty to find

by Jem Croucher

Poets gather words
to harmoniously craft
and beauty to find

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August 15, 2018

Embers

by Jem Croucher

Around the fireside, family
A summer evening spent
sharing food and drinking beer
and general merriment

The embers glow with flicker bright
A focal point to share
This was contentment, rarified
for everybody there

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August 14, 2018

Simply Because

by Jem Croucher

And again I found my way back to the beach
the sun enticing me there
Peeled back the wearisome stab of mundane
to a world without worry or care

The sound of the sea in a brisk August breeze
caressed and soothed as it does
Bringing me back to the place I belong
here in Sussex and simply because…

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August 13, 2018

Blue II

by Jem Croucher

Night of blue
Stars align with moon
Bright sky
Clarity subsumes
All within its grasp

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August 12, 2018

Music III

by Jem Croucher

Music as comforter
enters my soul
Enlightens my mind
making me whole

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August 11, 2018

Dandelion II

by Jem Croucher

Awakened by sun
petals stretched out
Full bloom
I exude yellow
and smile

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August 10, 2018

Half past three

by Jem Croucher

When work is over for the day
and sun’s still shining bright
A part of me looks forward to
the beach, soon in my sight
The breeze that blows in from the sea
though warm will cool me down
Contentment overwhelms me
and joy replaces frown

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August 9, 2018

Beach

by Jem Croucher

There’s a lady with a cup of tea
who comes from time to time
Sits on the shingle for a while
when the weather’s fine
And sometimes when the wind is strong
colour fills the sky
as kites takes to the sea and surf
and pass me swiftly by

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August 8, 2018

Synergy

by Jem Croucher

Found I shared a synergy
earlier today
with a kindred spirit
many miles away
A passion shared in music
awakened by a song
heard across the airwaves
to which we sang along

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August 7, 2018

Holloway Circus

by Jem Croucher

So I’m sitting in a hotel room
A pagoda down below
Traffic on the circus
Moving family slow
In Birmingham on business
But I’ll be home tonight
And tomorrow I will have the sea
Back within my sight

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August 6, 2018

Marylebone

by Jem Croucher

Sat outside in Marylebone
the summer evening warm
I think we’re getting used to this
as if it were the norm
Perhaps it is as it’s been weeks
since we saw any rain
and several months have passed us by
since summer time it came

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August 5, 2018

Brightening

by Jem Croucher

Just a few words is all it takes
to change the way I feel
Escapism? maybe sometimes
but they have the power to heal

Just a few words each morning
finds a way to say
something new to bring a smile
and brighten up my day

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August 4, 2018

Slow Season

by Jem Croucher

There are paddle boards and kayaks
Inflatables and yachts
And barking dogs just running
and calling all the shots
There are diamonds on the water
glistening in the sun
with the sound of wavelets breaking
on the shore by everyone

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August 3, 2018

I am your words

by Jem Croucher

I am your words
there for the taking
Sometimes accepted
other times not
Yet always captured
For I am yours
and always will be
To use as you will
and leave as you choose

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August 2, 2018

Shadow Wave

by Jem Croucher

Shadow cast on turquoise
I raised a hand and waved
One finger on the shutter
for the photo that I saved

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August 1, 2018

Twelve months revisited

by Jem Croucher

I wrote a poem for every month
twelve times throughout the year
Published on the first of them
whenever that drew near

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July 31, 2018

Because we can II

by Jem Croucher

Staying til sunset
down at the beach
is something we do
‘cos it’s in easy reach
We might have a swim
or relax in the sun
but whatever we do
we always have fun

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July 30, 2018

Ever Present

by Jem Croucher

The sun has shone for several weeks
and England’s seen no raining
But I’ve been on the beach most days
so you’ll not hear me complaining

A child of summer, this for me
is perfect beyond measure
Blue skies every day and warmth
revealing summers’ treasure

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July 29, 2018

Wordsmith II

by Jem Croucher

My pen touches paper
words turn to form
A poem appears
which for me is the norm
For I am a wordsmith
creative for those
who’ll read what I’ve written
in poem and prose

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July 28, 2018

Heaven sent

by Jem Croucher

Lavender is heaven sent
bringing peace and contentment
typified with fragrant scent
expressed here in this sentiment

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July 27, 2018

In sunshine

by Jem Croucher

Lancing beach
the sunshine
the water, flat and calm
Lazy days in summer
the breeze, a gentle balm

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July 26, 2018

New Treasures

by Jem Croucher

A pen and a poem
and in just a few words
By the hand of a poet
new treasures unfurled

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July 25, 2018

Got a new pen

by Jem Croucher

What once was Brighton’s bead shop
now sells stationary
Upmarket and pretentious
but good enough for me
For on a shelf, bright colours
a row of writing pens
So I just had to have one
as I do that now and then

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July 24, 2018

Jem’s new hat

by Jem Croucher

Wandered round in Brighton
brought a brand new hat
Blue to match my sunglasses
Sylish (that’s a fact)
Felt much like a rock star
walking round the place
with lovely Brighton people
and a smile upon my face

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July 23, 2018

That lavender time again III

by Jem Croucher

No.3 in the annual Jemverse ‘Lavender’ series

On twenty-three seven
it seems every year
a lavender rhyme
will often appear
For it is at this time
that my harvest is due
so I’ll always have words
to share here with you

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July 22, 2018

Poets

by Jem Croucher

Hot summer nights
when air is still
the poet writes
his lines to fill

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