Posts tagged ‘lovely’

February 13, 2017

Seen and found

by Jem Croucher


Sand as far as eye can see
with Brighton to the East
this vista at this time of year
a perfect visual feast

February 9, 2017

The Sun

by Jem Croucher


The sun had its hat on today
as it woke with a smile on its face
and made the decision that today was the day
to make itself known ’round the place

February 8, 2017

Driving home

by Jem Croucher


The nicest thing when driving home
when the traffic is quite slow
is the view we have of beach and sea
(It’s comforting, you know)

January 23, 2017

The longest pier

by Jem Croucher


The longest pier apparently
in the world today
That’s Southend here in Blighty
not a lot more I can say

Apart from that it’s very long
stretching out to sea
The pier head barely visible
in the wide Thames estuary

January 22, 2017


by Jem Croucher


Felt blessed down on the beach front
as night time slipped away
And through the clouds out to the East
the sunshine met the day

January 14, 2017

Sun kissed

by Jem Croucher


With a cold foot forward, dressed up warm
against the chilly air
The grin upon my face resigned
and not for pleasure there
And yet the crystal air affords
despite the iron chill
A sun-kissed panorama that
is sure to cure all ill

January 8, 2017

Sunday afternoons…

by Jem Croucher


Sunday afternoons
A walk, a rest, a cup of tea
This insouciance

January 7, 2017

A glimpse of yellow

by Jem Croucher


I caught a glimpse of yellow
in a hedgerow yesterday
It was quite unexpected
but it made me think “Hooray!”

January 6, 2017

Winterberry red

by Jem Croucher


Bright there in the sunshine
Winterberry red
A splash of colour painted
vivid and widespread

January 5, 2017

With eyes to see

by Jem Croucher


Every so often
now and then
I’ll take a walk
with book and pen
and use my eyes
to look around
when walking in
and round this town

January 4, 2017


by Jem Croucher


I watched a seagull flying high
from an ebbing winter tide
in the sunshine, high above
his wings spread out and splayed with pride

January 3, 2017

The Photographer

by Jem Croucher


My eye in the lens
I capture to see
all of the beauty
here around me

January 1, 2017

New Year Blossoms haiku

by Jem Croucher

Poetry challenge – New Year poem




Blossom for promise
Twenty-seventeen arrives
pink and baby-like

December 29, 2016


by Jem Croucher

Version 2

Flowers bring
simple pleasure
always to be found

December 4, 2016

Being Nice

by Jem Croucher


It’s always so much nicer
being nice throughout a day
Instead of being horrid
(That’s what I think anyway)

November 30, 2016

Sunrise – sedoka

by Jem Croucher


The horizon gold
A new winter day dawns with
sun rising over the sea

And I stand in awe
An exquisite moment caught
to carry me through the day

November 25, 2016

A treasure

by Jem Croucher


Winter greyness
Seldom sun
Brittle chill
for everyone

November 20, 2016

The dichotomy of slow Sundays

by Jem Croucher


Something about slow Sundays
as I’m awakened by the sun
Streaming through the curtains
when my slumber time is done
A dichotomy of purpose
first choice I need to make
To embrace the day with open arms
or another couch day take

November 18, 2016

Lazy day – tanka

by Jem Croucher


Breakfast in Brighton
November morning sunshine
follows after rain
Both providing sustenance
for lazy Sunday slowness

November 16, 2016

Yuletide Promise – tanka

by Jem Croucher


Christmas in the air
from a large Yankee candle
A fragrant garland
hints of promises to come
within its flickering flame

November 15, 2016

Last Lavender – tanka

by Jem Croucher


Yet, as winter comes
the last lavender remains
Born of the summer
it stands, poignant to remind
us of warmth now lost to chill

November 10, 2016


by Jem Croucher


Under Gunnersbury bridge
the Thames is on the turn
And as the sun shines on the water
there to wander I adjourn

November 6, 2016

November sun II

by Jem Croucher


And today the sun shone bright
on a November day
Not unpleasant out there
warm, I’d even say

November 1, 2016

To the sea – haiku

by Jem Croucher


To the sea once more
for a battery recharge
Breathes life into me

October 31, 2016

Flower – haiku

by Jem Croucher


Flowering passion
Flowers satisfy passion
Passion in flowers

October 25, 2016


by Jem Croucher


Surrounded by red
Rubies more precious than gold
Such treasure have I

October 18, 2016

Acrostic poem – Rainbow

by Jem Croucher

Poetry challenge: ACROSTIC POEM


Acrostic poem – poetry challenge

Beautiful and

October 13, 2016

Chiaroscuro Moments

by Jem Croucher


The light, the beach, the evening sky
The rain across the sea
The far horizon rainbow
simply overwhelming me