Posts tagged ‘lovely’

June 27, 2017

Succulent

by Jem Croucher

It’s been growing in some housebricks
on a pot outside our door
for quite some months, innocuous
Not sure what it was for
But just this week quite suddenly
It’s come into it’s own
As several tall flowers have
spectacularly grown

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June 24, 2017

Our little garden

by Jem Croucher

I love our little garden
and the space we have out here
It’s lovely in the summer
and at other times of year
And yes, it’s on the small side
but that’s the way it is
So we’re not that bothered by it
as there’s nothing here remiss

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June 21, 2017

Beach II

by Jem Croucher

I’m a fortunate fellow
as within easy reach
from my home where I live
is a beautiful beach

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June 19, 2017

Tie-dye in the sunshine

by Jem Croucher

Yesterday in the sunshine
On my day of birth I saw
Some flowers in the garden
Which deserve (at least) encore

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June 17, 2017

A little box of heaven

by Jem Croucher

I have a little box of heaven
which I’m watching carefully
As I’ve nurtured every seedling
as you would quite naturally

And yes, I know they’re on the small side
but they’re growing all the time
So I’m confident that fairly soon
I’ll be rewarded with a sign

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June 12, 2017

Wild Rose

by Jem Croucher

By a first morning light
in the sunshine out here
I took a walk in the woods
whilst the skies were still clear
and there in the hedgerow
where late hawthorn grows
I found the delicate pink
of a lovely wild rose

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June 11, 2017

Yellow Iris

by Jem Croucher

Yellow by the water
Waving in the breeze
Brought me to a standstill
Took me to my knees

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June 10, 2017

Lincoln Tranquil

by Jem Croucher

I’m at Lawress Hall in Lincolnshire
the county of the green
Midst the pride of England’s glory
quite the best that’s to be seen

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June 6, 2017

Allotment III

by Jem Croucher

It’s June and the allotment
is looking like you wouldn’t believe
Far more than I think we hoped for
and more than we could conceive

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June 5, 2017

Travel & flowers

by Jem Croucher

It’s going to be a busy week
and I’ll be travelling a lot
So I’ll not mind so much
if the weather’s not as hot
London now it’s Monday
Southend on the morrow
Then Lincoln Thursday morning
returning Friday when I’ll borrow…

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June 4, 2017

Little Lavenders

by Jem Croucher

We bought some little lavenders
they arrived once in the post
Came as little seedling plugs
in compost, playing host
At first they were quite tiny
but we put them in the sun
And even though they’re still quite small
I think the time has come

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June 3, 2017

The Purple Tree

by Jem Croucher

The tree was purple, all lit up
in the middle of the night
Came across it suddenly
all shiny there and bright

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May 31, 2017

For the birds

by Jem Croucher

On Ditching Down we found ourselves
‘For the Birds’ – a mystery tour
Part of the Brighton Festival
at midnight, what was more

A trail of lights led up the hill
which we followed to the crest
all adding to the mystery
which put us to the test

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May 30, 2017

Resplendent

by Jem Croucher

Full of life and joie de vivre
flowers in full bloom
So resplendent in their glory…

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May 29, 2017

Red III

by Jem Croucher

A little bit of red came
to my driveway where it stayed
and stood alone, magnificent
with beauty there displayed
So gorgeous was its colour
that it brought a little tear
Vivid and resplendent
at this lovely time of year

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May 28, 2017

Devotion

by Jem Croucher

Up upon the Sussex hills
on Friday afternoon
I spied a sheep with new born lamb
the timing, opportune

As in my hand I happened
to have a camera with a zoom
allowing me to get in close
and for a moment be attune

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May 27, 2017

Like snow

by Jem Croucher

Up here at thirty thousand feet
the clouds look just like snow
and I can see for miles and miles
when looking down below

We’re high above mid-England’s green
and the sky is tinged with blue
The sun is out there somewhere
but it’s not within my view

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May 20, 2017

After the rain III

by Jem Croucher

After the rain
mock orange flowers
spread their fragrance
for some hours

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May 19, 2017

Mellifluous

by Jem Croucher

There are quite a lot of sounds
that are pleasing to the ear
Mellifluous they may be called
Sweet and smooth to hear

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May 16, 2017

Allotment II

by Jem Croucher

The allotment’s looking lovely
if I do say so myself
We’ve been doing lots of digging
‘Cos it’s quite good for our health
We’ve got some fruit trees growing
and have planted lots of seeds
And in between the watering
have been pulling up the weeds

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May 12, 2017

Sunshine IV

by Jem Croucher

Sometimes those sunshine moments
catch you unaware
when beams of warmth come calling
and find you waiting there

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May 11, 2017

Seagulls passing

by Jem Croucher

Sitting in the sunshine
by the river at high tide
A seagull came and perched
on the railings by my side
We had a little chat
as it seemed the thing to do
Passing a few pleasantries
before away he flew

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April 27, 2017

Perfection in pink

by Jem Croucher

The Clematis against the fence
of the allotment in Ham Field
has many words which might describe
the beauty here revealed

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April 24, 2017

That bluebell time

by Jem Croucher

It’s that bluebell time again
they come up every year
Around the end of April time
when the summer time is near

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April 23, 2017

Counting the days

by Jem Croucher

And I am watching time
I’m counting off the days
when I can tread those chalky paths
down hidden Downland ways

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April 19, 2017

Cherry Tree

by Jem Croucher

Yes, I know my pretty blossom
looks quite lovely in the sun
But just you wait ’til later on
when summer months are done

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April 18, 2017

Eight Miles

by Jem Croucher

Eight miles took us past the Ring
where the view as ever was
breathtaking in the sunshine
on the South Downs here because
(and I know that some will argue)
but this is heaven here on earth
A place that God has smiled upon
and with riches given worth

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April 12, 2017

On the Downs

by Jem Croucher

Up on the Downs
with sunshine and sheep
and lambs newly born
and hills always steep
and cows in the distance
and haze on the hill
and a marvellous view
that surprises me still

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