Posts tagged ‘joy’

May 3, 2022

Shoreham my home

by Jem Croucher
Through a gap in the bushes
I spied Shoreham town
nestled there under the Downs
twixt me and the sea
safe there in the lea
the bearer of treasure and crowns

May 2, 2022

Chalky

by Jem Croucher
These chalky trails on Sussex loam
in these green hills above my home
are quite the best so many times
I will return as they are mine
and with a joy I'll shout aloud
this is my Sussex and I'm proud

April 30, 2022

Gigsters Divine

by Jem Croucher
Though many bands we've seen
it's been six years since last we all
were collectively 'the gigsters'
at least, as I recall
But last night for Divine Comedy
the 'Gigsters' were united
once again all six together
as each had been invited
'Divine' was most appropriate
as superlative this evening
the 'Gigsters' doing what we do
for friendship's steadfast meaning

April 25, 2022

#25 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

Poetry =

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April 3, 2022

A re-discovery

by Jem Croucher
In the loft I found boxes of music forgotten
CDs boxed ages ago
Downloaded to iPods listened to then
when I was much younger you know
So the discovery now of these treasures is such
that I'm smitten all over again
the i-Pods replaced with the streaming of now
these are so much like an old friend
And though there's surely suspect content in there
as my taste has changed over time
the joy of the challenge to listen again
is something that is wholly mine

March 10, 2022

Abundance II

by Jem Croucher
Something different every time
in this familiar place
visited most weekends
as it's our saving grace
Obi gets his running time
as we follow, slower gait
and every time throughout the year
new pleasures there await
Something different every time
some small, some larger still
await us when we visit
our abundance to refill

February 2, 2022

Built a Falcon

by Jem Croucher
I built a Millennium Falcon
something I have longed to do
sixteen hundred pieces of Lego
from an intricate guide someone drew
It took me several long hours
but the resulting model of joy
is a beauty to simply behold and admire
by the man who's still really a boy

December 25, 2021

Paddle boarding santas

by Jem Croucher
On Christmas day in Shoreham
five hundred santas gathered
for a paddle on the Adur
though some were fairly blathered
and with paddle boards a-plenty
the red there and the white
made for this Christmas day right here
a truly lovely sight

December 24, 2021

HAIKU: THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The Joy Of Christmas Comes

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December 24, 2021

HAIKU: SILVER BELLS RINGING – REPRISE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Silver Bells Ringing

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December 24, 2021

HAIKU: SHARING MEMORIES

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The Joy Of Christmas

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December 24, 2021

HAIKU: WINTER WONDERLAND

by thereluctantpoet

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
By Charles Robert Lindholm

A Blanket Of Snow

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December 23, 2021

HAIKU: THE FIRST CHRISTMAS SONG – ENCORE

by thereluctantpoet

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS SONG
By Charles Robert Lindholm

The First Christmas Song

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December 21, 2021

THE GIFT OF YOUR TIME

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

The Year Is Ending
And I Want To Give Thanks
To Each Of You
As Readers And Followers

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December 7, 2021

Our beach hut

by Jem Croucher
And the view from the beach hut
to the shine of the sea
on this day in December
was fantastic for me

So pleased I can come
at all times of year
as this place is my haven
and always brings cheer

December 5, 2021

The joy of seven tree field

by Jem Croucher
In seven tree field Santa's sleigh had arrived
and Obi sniffed inquisitively
We paused for a snap
with the little chap
before he ran off for a wee

In seven tree field December has come
but it's still not really that cold
The trees are now bare
but none of us care
for they've left the grass covered in gold

November 7, 2021

I waved a long shadow

by Jem Croucher
I waved a long shadow
by a favourite tree
in a favourite field
where I love to be
the sunshine was bright
but with rain in the air
though sadly no rainbow
was evident there

But as usual the joy
of the wander we had
in Seven Tree Field
just made our hearts glad
and our little dog, Obi
he ran and he ran
with exuberant gait
with which all dogs can

May 24, 2021

This time last year IV

by Jem Croucher
This time last year
the weather was mellow
and in spite of restriction
a fortunate fellow
was able to cycle
out of the trail
as sunsets of gold
were made to regale

March 30, 2021

Dawn Chorus Joy

by Jem Croucher

I wrote some words without a picture

save the one that’s in my head

so it’s imagination that

you’ll have to use instead

For this is about the chorus

that I hear each day at dawn

the sweetest sound I’ll ever hear

as I awaken with a yawn

March 22, 2021

Days

by Jem Croucher

Days I can throw wide abandon
open the window and sing
breathing in deep the fresh morning air
warmed by the sunshine of Spring

Such as these made for enrichment
filling us each with sublime
for spring to the step and joy to the heart
in which we all are entwined

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March 17, 2021

Pink IV

by Jem Croucher

A little sprig of pink
in the winter brown today
captured my attention
as I passed upon my way
So I whipped my iPhone out
and took a picture on the spot
as it seemed the thing to do
and I thought ‘why ever not’

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March 2, 2021

Tri-tanka IX – Joy

by Jem Croucher

2 of 7 for Tri-Tanka week

It was full of sun
so I ran and I ran
and bounded about
for this is my expression
of joy in its purest form

It was full of sun
so we watched him run and run
and happily bound
This too is our expression
of joy in its purest form

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February 2, 2021

Music days III

by Jem Croucher

I sat and listened to music as the day bled away
a can of beer at my side
and closing my eyes
it was no surprise
I felt joy with those songs as I cried

For my music will do that and make no mistake
it’s something that I often do
Drift away for a while
with contentment and smile
a pastime I’ll often pursue

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January 29, 2021

This field we walk

by Jem Croucher

This field we walk
our saving grace
and for result
we love this place
Changing as
the year goes by
and different things
each time we spy
The joy of seeing
running paws
and flapping ears
to much applauds

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January 20, 2021

For the bringing of joy

by Jem Croucher

A song which brings a tingle
Grayson Perry on TV
two little things in life
which bring joie de vivre to me

Something coloured yellow
Yaki Udon, ginger spice
A really lovely beer
Marmite crisps (they’re very nice)

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January 14, 2021

With all that you read here

by Jem Croucher

It didn’t trouble Wordsworth
or Longfellow or Dahl
as I’m sure when they were writing
you would never hear a snarl

So I won’t let it trouble me
for there is much in life
to write some joyful lines about
avoiding all the strife

So here to make that very point
though I’ll need to be quite snappy
are several lines to bring a smile
and leave you feeling happy

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December 31, 2020

A JOYOUS CELEBRATION FOR 2021

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

A
New Year
Has Come To
Bury And Replace 2020’s
Memories

An
Extra Special
Celebration For 2021
Has Been So Joyously
Anticipated

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All Rights Reserved – 12-31-2020 – 04:30 a.m.

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December 27, 2020

Christmas week VII

by Jem Croucher

7 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Christmas week’ series

The Christmas week now
today sees its end
with just five days to go
before this year we’ll send

On its way with relief
as really we should
as let’s face it, it’s truly
not been that good

But before it’s sent packing
we still have some December
to fill with good things
for us to remember

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