Posts tagged ‘lovely’

March 18, 2017

Home III

by Jem Croucher

It’s always with some pleasure
when I have been away
Getting closer to my home
at the end of a long day

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March 10, 2017

Capybara

by Jem Croucher

This week you’ll find me writing
about an animal each day
So here’s two Capybara
‘What’s that?’ I hear you say
The largest rodent in the world
and roughly four feet long
They’re related to the Cavie
and grunt or whistle for a song

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March 7, 2017

Sheep

by Jem Croucher

This week you’ll find me writing
(continuing with a leap)
about an animal each day
and today concerns a sheep
We think of them as stupid
but I’m not having that at all
For I know they have intelligence
like this one on a wall

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March 6, 2017

Cows

by Jem Croucher

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Animals, they’re wonderful
so many of them here
Always serve to cheer me up
whenever they are near
So this week you’ll find me writing
and starting here right now
about an animal each day
beginning with the cow

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March 3, 2017

Room with a view

by Jem Croucher

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So, the view from my room
overlooking the Tyne
is spectacular as ever
in the evening sunshine

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February 25, 2017

A glimpse of Spring

by Jem Croucher

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I caught a glimpse of Spring
on the ground the other day
as a host of flowering crocuses
gathered there to say
that the sunshine’s getting warmer
so it’ll really not be long
before the sound from every meadow
is the voice of Springtime song

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February 23, 2017

Windmill

by Jem Croucher

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Sails though empty caught the light
of golden evening sun
as the windmill here at Kingston
was admired by everyone

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February 22, 2017

Steep

by Jem Croucher

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Descending down to Kingston
the Drovers path was steep
So we all walked slow together
like a little herd of sheep

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February 13, 2017

Seen and found

by Jem Croucher

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

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February 9, 2017

The Sun

by Jem Croucher

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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

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February 8, 2017

Driving home

by Jem Croucher

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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)

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January 23, 2017

The longest pier

by Jem Croucher

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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

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January 22, 2017

Blessed

by Jem Croucher

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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

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January 14, 2017

Sun kissed

by Jem Croucher

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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

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January 8, 2017

Sunday afternoons…

by Jem Croucher

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

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January 7, 2017

A glimpse of yellow

by Jem Croucher

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

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January 6, 2017

Winterberry red

by Jem Croucher

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

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January 5, 2017

With eyes to see

by Jem Croucher

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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

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January 4, 2017

Exquisite

by Jem Croucher

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

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January 3, 2017

The Photographer

by Jem Croucher

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

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January 1, 2017

New Year Blossoms haiku

by Jem Croucher

Poetry challenge – New Year poem

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

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December 29, 2016

Simple

by Jem Croucher

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Flowers bring
simple pleasure
always to be found

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December 4, 2016

Being Nice

by Jem Croucher

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

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November 30, 2016

Sunrise – sedoka

by Jem Croucher

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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

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November 25, 2016

A treasure

by Jem Croucher

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Winter greyness
Seldom sun
Brittle chill
for everyone

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November 20, 2016

The dichotomy of slow Sundays

by Jem Croucher

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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

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November 18, 2016

Lazy day – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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

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November 16, 2016

Yuletide Promise – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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

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