Posts tagged ‘Jemverse’

May 26, 2018

Child of the summer

by Jem Croucher

To sit in the sunshine
now summer is here
brings me fulfilment
coupled with cheer
For this is my time
I’m at one with the sun
a child of the summer
now winter is done

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May 25, 2018

Changing Colour

by Jem Croucher

And today I sat and changed colour
the May sun hot in the sky
Relaxing long hours in the garden
with a long and contented deep sigh

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May 24, 2018

Painting with words

by Jem Croucher

When painting with words
the writing room floor
is splattered with cast-offs
from poems and more

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May 23, 2018

Makeover 101

by Jem Croucher

Our beach hut’s had a makeover
it’s looking pretty swish
and now it has been painted
in bright colour, per our wish

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May 22, 2018

Two Rings

by Jem Croucher

Two rings on the final day
Familiarity
A walk which we have made our own
my brother Dave and me
A circle of eight miles
chalky trails beneath our feet
The sunshine smiling once again
to make the week complete

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May 21, 2018

Beacon

by Jem Croucher

The day was full of sunshine
as we headed out, day three
of our walks on hills of Sussex
my brother Dave and me
This time to Ditchling Beacon
climbing chalky paths and hill
then into shady valleys
where the air was calm and still

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May 20, 2018

Rodmell

by Jem Croucher

We climbed up to Firle Beacon
(It was really windy there)
and its wasn’t from the beans we’d had
for breakfast, to be fair!
The views across fair Sussex
were magnificent to see
on this second day of walking
for my brother Dave and me
And then downhill to Rodmell
in the valley of the Ouse
for well earned respite at the pub
followed by a snooze

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May 19, 2018

Alfriston

by Jem Croucher

We traversed Seven Sisters
high cliffs above the sea
Clear blues skies and sunshine
my brother Dave and me
There were lots of foreign students
around the tourist traps
but we left them all behind us
as we walked on, us two chaps

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May 18, 2018

Eastbourne

by Jem Croucher

Woke up to a morning
with zero chance of rain
Another perfect day
for our walkings once again
Starting here in Eastbourne
with the sun on deep blue sea
the day is full of promise
for my brother, Dave and me

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May 14, 2018

The South Downs Way

by Jem Croucher

To the South Downs Way
the brothers return again
retreading their steps

©Jemverse

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May 13, 2018

Colour Jumble

by Jem Croucher

Like a jumble of colour
the sunshine of May
make known its existence
as a potter with clay

Expertly crafted
the warmth that it brought
give us the summer
that we had long sought

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May 12, 2018

Sunshine followed sunshine

by Jem Croucher

Sunshine followed sunshine
May had listened well
Another day of yellow
the echo there could tell

Spring may just have passed us by
this year but in replacement
Summer’s here and early
to fill us with amazement

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May 11, 2018

Return of a friend

by Jem Croucher

And in the clouds I saw yellow
knew it was the sun
and from the warmth that I felt
knew that summer had come
And from the scent in the air
of freshly mown grass
knew my friend had returned
to stay at long last

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May 10, 2018

Four gulls

by Jem Croucher

Four gulls flew in
from the fog on the Tyne
up here in Newcastle
Knew they were mine

Here to welcome me
to this wonderful city
which I have to leave
today, more’s the pity

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May 9, 2018

At last the sunshine

by Jem Croucher

And at last the sunshine
deigned to appear
We were starting to wonder
and (dare I say) fear
that winter would stay and
well into summer
which would have been really
a bit of a bummer

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May 8, 2018

Of the sun

by Jem Croucher

Winter clung fast
to April’s last day
with rain and strong winds
to greet first of May

Yet there is still time
for the sunshine to come
with promise of summer
born of the sun

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May 7, 2018

Drum

by Jem Croucher

The wooden floors vibrated
from the sound of many drums
Rhythm everywhere around
enjoyed by everyone
And I danced to special timbre
pulsated by the beat
from heart and soul and head and hands
right down to my feet

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May 6, 2018

The day

by Jem Croucher

A welcome embrace I gave to the day
as it crept up and grabbed hold of me
Reciprocate it returned with a smile
edged with grace and a fragility

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May 5, 2018

Splash

by Jem Croucher

Felt a tiny splash
as I walked along the beach
Precipitation from the sky
just there out of reach

Cool, the April weather
had made me wrap up warm
So a little rain this time of years’
in keeping with the norm

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May 4, 2018

The stranger

by Jem Croucher

Sunshine came through
my window, looking for somewhere
to sit. “Anywhere will do” I said

©Jemverse

Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, April 2018 – Jempics

May 3, 2018

Middlesborough Singing

by Jem Croucher

A long trip up north
six hours on a train
met when I got there
with wetness and rain

So I thought of the sun
and the warmth that it brings
as that’s always enough
to make my heart sing

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May 2, 2018

Poem and prose

by Jem Croucher

And my words with momentum
found pattern and form
on a page full of colour
which for me is the norm

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May 1, 2018

Twelve months five

by Jem Croucher

No. 10 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months’ series

On our wall there hangs a Hockney
print we bought at Tate last year
which with its bright strong colour
brings us constant cheer

And as Hockney loves a Hawthorn
it seemed appropriate to say
that the colour in the hedgerows now
are the birth flowers of May

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April 30, 2018

Bliss by the water

by Jem Croucher

Down by the waterside
in April sunshine
In the city of Bristol
with weather so fine

There’s history here
from when I was a boy
I’m re-visiting now
with an aim to enjoy

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April 29, 2018

I danced

by Jem Croucher

I danced like no one was watching
really let myself go
right from the start when the music was fast
to the moment it took me down slow

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April 28, 2018

Moments in Bristol

by Jem Croucher

We had a brilliant time down in Bristol
reliving the days from my youth
Great to see the familiar sights
with some ‘moments’ to tell you the truth

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April 27, 2018

Heatwave

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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April 26, 2018

Filling Summer’s boots

by Jem Croucher

And, as they promised, sunshine
burned in the sky today
A cloudless blue spread overhead
with warmth akin to May

Yet it is still mid-April
several more months still
for warmth to build to sultry heat
and summer’s boots to fill

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