Posts tagged ‘Jemverse’

January 20, 2019

Sleep II

by Jem Croucher

I’m working on the premise
that something soon will change
and when I’m least expecting it
A move to rearrange
will catch me by surprise one day
and the dove-cote doors will close
cocooning me in slumber
from my head down to my toes

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January 19, 2019

What Saturdays are for

by Jem Croucher

Brunch on a Saturday
Fried eggs and bacon
Flat white on the side
if I’m not mistaken

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January 18, 2019

Sunshine have I

by Jem Croucher

No.1 of 8 in ‘The Sunshine series’ from Jemverse

On a train as I travel
at the start of a day
There was a bright sunrise
but now it is grey
There may well be rain
from the overcast sky
as the train speeds me onward
and we hurry by
But I’m not bothered much
as I’ll always have sun
to hold and remember
as each day’s begun

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January 17, 2019

Tri-Tanka III (light)

by Jem Croucher

Yes, it is morning
But time clings to night time still
and my pen falters
Caught between a moment there
the clarity hides behind

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January 16, 2019

Moments of sublime

by Jem Croucher

I went walking on a hilltop
though I wasn’t really there
And then I was beside the sea
with toes in water bare

I went climbing on a mountain
though it was I think a dream
As really I was looking back
at places I had been

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January 14, 2019

Breathe

by Jem Croucher

I saw the end of the tunnel
It shouted my name
So I ran to the light
and found freedom again

And breathing in deep
that heavenly air
I shouted out loud
and laughed without care

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January 13, 2019

The dance, the drum

by Jem Croucher

Sometimes when no one is watching
I will dance around my name
with a loud drum always banging
which never sound the same
Yes, it’s always rhythmic
but the pattern’s one of change
Its signature and syntax
quite often rearranged

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January 12, 2019

Water rings spreading

by Jem Croucher

Water rings spreading
wider they grow
at the fall of a pebble
after a throw

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January 11, 2019

Cough

by Jem Croucher

And yet again in these small hours
When head to pillow ends in fail
My pen to paper finds the words
In four short lines to tell the tale

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January 10, 2019

Of poets and words III

by Jem Croucher

Part 3 of 3

And then to read
I’ll surely see
the lines new formed
to poetry
Familial
they are a part
of poet and
his written art

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January 9, 2019

Of poets and words II

by Jem Croucher

Part 2 of 3

Known are these
now to the pen
scratching out
I know not when
Yet they will find
me and combine
as if to prose,
a concubine

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January 8, 2019

Of poets and words

by Jem Croucher

Part 1 of 3

Pen to paper
virgin sheen
words I’ve found
have never been
Coupled closely
with another
Family as if
to brother

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January 7, 2019

Last day of the hols

by Jem Croucher

And here I have just one more day
to spend and use in my own way
I’ll lie in for a little then
write some words with my new pen
over coffee with some toast
and Marmite maybe (make the most)

Our new Alexa, music plays
on this the last of holidays
A playlist of my favourite songs
to which I’ll dance and sing along
Then maybe I will play a game
Red Dead Redemption 2, the same

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January 6, 2019

Surety

by Jem Croucher

I was not mistaken
The light it was there
As the brightness envelops
me here in its glare

That promise of hope
which each new year brings
Echos crescendo
as unison sings

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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

White

by Jem Croucher

In white there’s essence of the new
January starts the year afresh
As we from hibernation
awaken from our winter rest

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January 3, 2019

Asthma II

by Jem Croucher

Sleepy yet sleepless
the small hours remain
with breathing a struggle
the energy drain
This winter resurgence
This cross that I bare
I’d gladly relinquish
if it wasn’t there

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January 2, 2019

Mind’s Eye Travelling

by Jem Croucher

The thing is, when I’m sitting here
and outside it’s cold and raw
I don’t need to dress up warm
to find the places I adore
For travelling within Mind’s Eye
is a special thing
as it allows a freedom
only it can bring

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January 1, 2019

January

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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December 31, 2018

Last day haiku

by Jem Croucher

The last days arrives
And as now the last year fades
we welcome the new

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December 30, 2018

Penultimate haiku

by Jem Croucher

Second to the last
We say farewell to the year
and prepare for next

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December 29, 2018

Antepenultimate haiku

by Jem Croucher

Twenty-ninth today
Antepenultimate one
of twenty eighteen

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December 28, 2018

…with a festive smile

by Jem Croucher

I found a moment over Christmas
Penguin Cafe in the air
In the oven, turkey roasting
whilst I was sitting there

My pen, it found the paper
and words came, as they do
from time to time as inspiration
a poem to eschew

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December 27, 2018

Day after Boxing Day haiku

by Jem Croucher

And though the star stays
Yuletide festivities fade
as resolve takes hold

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December 26, 2018

Boxing Day (haiku)

by Jem Croucher

And Boxing Day comes
Fatigued, we have rest today
but the star still shines

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December 25, 2018

Christmas Day (haiku)

by Jem Croucher

The joy has arrived
Christmas Day as Yuletide falls
And a star is born

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December 24, 2018

A walk on the beach

by Jem Croucher

It’s the day before Christmas
so a walk on the beach
seems like a plan
as it’s in easy reach

And tradition would have it
that on this day every year
All Crouchers together
go walking with cheer

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December 23, 2018

Christmas secret

by Jem Croucher

I’m working on a secret
for the Christmas holiday
Industrious with envelopes
in a mysterious way

No-one knows the secret
It’s safe up in my head
and lips are sealed as rumour
like a Chinese whisper spreads

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