Posts tagged ‘June’

June 21, 2022

Longest Day

by Jem Croucher
The twenty-first, the longest day
and this 'Spanish Plume' remains
bringing heat for Solstice
for heady dancing gains
and I with best foot forward
claim the day all for my own
this solstice here in summer
in the June I've loved and known


June 1, 2022

One X

by Jem Croucher

10 of 12 in the Jemverse series ’12 months V’

And so to June, the mid-year glory
when summer smiles and hides no more
to writers and their story

June 25, 2021

So good the sun

by Jem Croucher
So good to feel the sun again
and let its warmth envelope me
as I lie down and drift away
at ease and blissfully

So good to see the good it's done
to grass and bush and tree
as growth abundant blossoms
quite unequivocally

June 13, 2021

Sufficient to please

by Jem Croucher
I am pleased with all my lavender
and though weeks yet til the chop
I've several plants now on the go
to bring a bumper crop

Still green of course yet now the shoots
here early into June
are good to see and promising
with all the flowers in bloom

June 9, 2021

Abundantly clear

by Jem Croucher
And this morning
the glorious sunshine pervaded
so wondrously
that I was persuaded
though it didn't take much
it the truth be told
as when one is faced
by mornings of gold
it is really and truly
abundantly clear
that June has arrived
and the summer is here

June 8, 2021

Tri-haiku XXXIII (Heaven)

by Jem Croucher
Afternoon sunshine
in June, deliciously hot
I am in heaven

But it is a place
on earth, as Belinda said
and she was quite right

Nowhere else I would
further be this afternoon
than right here right now

June 1, 2021

Beginning 10

by Jem Croucher

10 of 12 in the Jemverse series ’12 months IV’

As summers come and summers go
June comes around each year
and with it comes a joie de vivre
I've all my life held dear

For I am a child of summer
born for warmth and sun
when the golden one's high apex
means that June has finally come

June 1, 2020

First X

by Jem Croucher

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

The sixth month of the year arrives
here with the first of June
Summer smiles a welcome
singing here a happy tune
Sun shines down from clear blue skies
a little dance seems right
expression of the sentiment
we have with this in sight

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June 27, 2019

Come Summer

by Jem Croucher

This time last year
we were spoilt that’s for sure
As the sunshine it came
and the temperatures soared
But this year it seems
we’ve returned to the fray
For June in full swing
sees rain every day

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June 1, 2019

June III

by Jem Croucher

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

Momentum carries us to June
from the month of May
The sunshine warm, the summer here
the lengthening of day

And loud I hear the whooping cheer
for summertime now come
Days of whimsy wait for all
now springtime is undone

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December 18, 2018

When thoughts lie in summer

by Jem Croucher

In this dark of December
to this iron bone
when daylight is seldom
and sunshine has flown
And winter, vice-like
has me firm in its hold
bombarding my senses
with fingers of cold
My thoughts lie in summer
when June in the light
paints warmth over all
that it has in its sight

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June 18, 2018

Born to the sun revisited

by Jem Croucher

I’ve seen fifty-nine summers
and have loved every one
For back in the fifties
I was born to the sun

A child of a Thursday
I had far to go
But I’d hardly have guessed
what I now have to show

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June 1, 2018

Twelve Months Six

by Jem Croucher

No 11 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months’ series

Thursday’s child has far to go’
Something I had always known

Born of summer, summer’s child
Often wayward, always wild

My birth month June, the first today
Brings me out to dance and play

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June 22, 2017

Slip Slide Away

by Jem Croucher

Yesterday saw the Solstice
and the summer’s longest day
Midyear passes once again
as time slip slides away

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June 29, 2016

Flowers in St James’

by Jem Croucher


The end of June, St James’ Park
first thing in the morning
London’s just awaking
and most people are still yawning
But here the sun is shining
and there are squirrels out at play
Whilst early morning joggers
pass me panting on the way

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March 1, 2015

Summer Pining (haiku)

by Jem Croucher


March first greets the man
who belongs to summer sun
Pining for the warmth

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August 26, 2013

June moon

by Devina

(via Pinterest)

Poetry Challenge: Limerick

In the airy month of June

It’s quite nice to read at noon

These hungry young days of mine

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