Posts tagged ‘lovely’

February 22, 2018

The silver sea

by Jem Croucher

Stood and looked out on
a shining silver sea
the far horizon deep and blue
and beckoning to me
It was cold there on the shingle
Winter’s grip an iron chill
But the sunshine on the water
was good and vibrant still

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February 17, 2018

The stranger came…

by Jem Croucher

The sunshine came and visited
today for just a while
Somewhat like a stranger
but gave us cause to smile

With the year that’s still quite young
her warmth has yet to grow
But Spring is not that far away
and will soon be here you know

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February 16, 2018

Redbreast

by Jem Croucher

Caught a flash of red
in the hedgerow yesterday
A little robin redbreast
in the branches on the way
Sitting there quite peacefully
as nature had intended
his plumage looking lovely
and his redbreast rather splendid

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February 8, 2018

Heavenscent

by Jem Croucher

It possesses a certain
something that soothes
and reminds me of summer
with its calming moods
Just a squeeze of the sachet
when winter is here
or a rub between fingers
when summer is near

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February 7, 2018

Old blue bird table

by Jem Croucher

We have an old blue bird table
some years beyond its prime
But we’ve had it now for ages
and once it looked just fine

Perhaps it should have found its way
to firewood long ago
But we like it in our garden
and are loathe for that, you know

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February 5, 2018

On built up embankments

by Jem Croucher

Standing on built up embankments
for a moment or two at midday
It’s a pleasure to see the old oyster beds
and seabirds out there at play

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January 22, 2018

The Promise II

by Jem Croucher

Outside the weather
reminds me again
that winter’s still here
with the wind and the rain
It’s blowing so hard
with a howl and a moan
from the cold of the north
where it’s festered and grown

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January 21, 2018

Oasis of Lovely

by Jem Croucher

Amongst the towering walls of glass
the concrete and the steel
a sculpture hanging in the trees
is calming and genteel

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January 3, 2018

To grin or not to grin

by Jem Croucher

And there out to the distant West
Gold fades across the sea
As twilight swiftly passes
and the night time comes to me

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January 2, 2018

Silhouette

by Jem Croucher

At twilight down on Shoreham Beach
When the light is fading fast
And the whisper of the turning tide
Is dark as we walk past

The rising moon out to the East
Glistens on wet sand
Bright just like the sunshine
In the shadows where we stand

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December 23, 2017

Close to bliss

by Jem Croucher

The beach huts may be shuttered
and closed for wintertime
But the sunrise ‘cross the sea is
just as equally sublime
as it can be in summer months
much earlier than this
But still tinged with a wonder
which comes quite close to bliss

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December 22, 2017

Clarity III

by Jem Croucher

And the light this morning
emulates a clarity anew
Captured on the coast road
as I pass with clear sea view
Pastel pinks and subtle blue
Oranges and yellow
confirming absolutely that
I am a lucky fellow

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December 7, 2017

Mother Nature (4) – Rapeseed

by Jem Croucher

Celebrating nature over
seven vibrant days
Her hand of wonder covered
in seven different ways

Day four and back to yellow
and in May the fields of Rape
Amazing and spectacular
there on the landscape

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December 6, 2017

Mother Nature (3) – Bluebell

by Jem Croucher

Celebrating nature over
seven vibrant days
Her hand of wonder covered
in seven different ways

For day three it is the bluebell
another flower of Spring
which with new growth in April
many promises will bring

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December 4, 2017

Mother Nature (1) – Lavender

by Jem Croucher

Celebrating nature over
seven vibrant days
Her hand of wonder covered
in seven different ways

And today I start with lavender
my favourite by far
Its colour and its fragrance
to which I am particular

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November 23, 2017

Golden

by Jem Croucher

It had the power with beauty
to make you stop and stare
and simply marvel at it
or take a picture there
Golden, proud and splendid
not a one passed by
Everybody slowing and
breathing a deep sigh

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November 21, 2017

Autumn’s Glory

by Jem Croucher

It’s lovely in St James’ Park
around this time of year
As all the trees are turning
now the autumn time is here

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November 12, 2017

Gas Street Basin

by Jem Croucher

The Gas Street Basin barges
look lovely in a line
Here in the heart of Birmingham
peaceful and sublime

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November 11, 2017

Flowering Sage

by Jem Croucher

Whilst most now it’s November
has died and gone away
Flowering sage remains and
brightens up this Saturday

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November 7, 2017

Garden

by Jem Croucher

Part 3 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home we have a garden
It brings us lots of cheer
It’s nice to simply look at
at any time of year

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October 27, 2017

Yellow Moggy

by Jem Croucher

I spied a yellow moggy
in the sunshine yesterday
Parked outside Emmaus
Looking pretty good I’d say

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October 23, 2017

Ocean of Senses

by Jem Croucher

2 of 3 in the Jemverse ‘Ocean’ trilogy

Sensory perception
a fragrance on the breeze
Carried in the air across
the wild and raging seas
Heard and felt and witnessed
in my blood and in my bones
Appealing to my senses
and a love I’ve always known

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October 20, 2017

The Nasturtium Takeover Bid

by Jem Croucher

The nasturtium’s gone manic
now the summer is done
It’s begun to take over
and thinks it’s ‘the one’
If we left it unchecked
It would simply keep growing
and how big it would get
Well, there’s no way of knowing

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October 18, 2017

The red

by Jem Croucher

I stopped, reduced to tears
when the red before me lay
Tear of joy for splendour
shown to me upon this day

Walking down an avenue
trees on either side
Then this, the most spectacular
to leave me misty-eyed

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October 17, 2017

Nature’s evening slumber

by Jem Croucher

Upon the ground this time of year
the yellow, red and gold
A carpet of pure loveliness
from trees both young and old

Crunchy in the sunshine
fragrant in the rain
It always brings a certain cheer
when autumn comes again

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October 11, 2017

The Zest

by Jem Croucher

Resplendent the yellow
the daisy-like smiles
Their zest keeps me going
for miles and miles
Like a tonic for life
from fair nature’s hand
on the path that’s before me
across this great land

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October 10, 2017

A last word from the sun

by Jem Croucher

To the west was the gold
over Brighton tonight
It was simply breathtaking
and a wonderful sight

The heavens were black
Cloud cover complete
except in the west where
the golden had seeped

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October 7, 2017

Black Sheep

by Jem Croucher

It’s said that we all have one
and in my family that was me
Albeit some time ago
rather thankfully
But this evening up at Manningtree
On the Essex coast
the black sheep I saw grazing
were lovelier than most

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