Posts tagged ‘poem’

February 9, 2023

Back to Lazy Day Tanka

by Jem Croucher

4 of 12 in the ‘About Brighton’ series

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

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February 8, 2023

Back to a fall from grace III

by Jem Croucher

3 of 12 in the ‘About Brighton’ series

I found it on the high tide line
after a night of fire
the grand old lady of the sea
destroyed by spite and ire
Never proved but always known
her final hours presumed
the work of arsonists with flame
the pier now lost, consumed

February 7, 2023

Back to i in the sky

by Jem Croucher

2 of 12 in the ‘About Brighton’ series

Towering like a monolith
up into the sky
Brighton’s i-360
is really, really high
Dwarfing the remains
of the ruinous West Pier
it stands alone just waiting
for the summer to appear

February 6, 2023

Back to the Zebra and Bizet

by Jem Croucher

1 of 12 in the ‘About Brighton’ series

I think it was Bizet the zebra was playing
in Brighton today in the sun
Nocturne in D Major if I’m not mistaken
Yes, I think that piece was the one

It was somehow fitting for the time and the place
a tranquil and quiet melody
Brought an air of contentment to those wandering by
In Brighton, so close to the sea

February 5, 2023

Sunday Jemaiku

by Jem Croucher
And continuing that theme
cathartic the thought
as the planted seed there grows
stronger by the day
and what was once just a dream
sees reality

February 4, 2023

Saturday Bussokuseki

by Jem Croucher
Maybe I can try
as the weekend once again
arrives this morning
to capture something of the
hallowed place it takes me to
confirming the choice is right

February 3, 2023

Paintings of A Jigsaw Puzzle

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian


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February 3, 2023

Replete

by Jem Croucher
Seagull silhouetted on the canvas roof
as we sat with cup of tea
in January sunshine there with Sal
and Holly, Grace, Wolfgang and me
He made a happy picture there
synonymous, replete
so I quickly took a picture 
making this fine day complete

February 2, 2023

Clarity V

by Jem Croucher
Cathartic this wide expanse of beach
tide low under deep blue sky
just the tonic that I needed
as I wandered slowly by

Splashed winter boots in cold water
found a bright red shell
dragged my toe through the wet sand
with words I'll never tell

January 31, 2023

Last day #1

by Jem Croucher

1 of 12 in the ‘Last Day 23’ series

It's January's final day
Tuesday the thirty-first
one month gone of Twenty-Three
thirty days dispersed
I'm not sure where they've gone mind you
as it doesn't seem that long
since we were still on holiday
and singing festive song
But gone they have so onward
to the shortest month we go
What it will bring a mystery
though soon we all will know

January 30, 2023

Velleity

by Jem Croucher

No.7 in the ‘Colloquy’ series

I have an inclination
one deep-seated, born of dream
partly wishful thinking but
ever-growing with a smile of whimsy
to which I will return from time to time
For it is something to cherish
teetering on the brink of promise

January 29, 2023

Tri-tanka XVI (lucidity)

by Jem Croucher
With lucidity
lightbulb moments came to me
from left field this week
Caught me unaware but filled
the hole which had been growing

January 28, 2023

A National LEGO Day Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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For Aiden and Zeeshan

“The colorful plastic bricks known as Lego have entertained children (and adults) around the world for nearly 70 years. Lego is used to make toy buildings, vehicles, creatures, machines, anything imaginable — and they can be taken apart and put back together as often as you’d like. That means endless creative play. National Lego Day celebrates these incredibly ingenious and enriching toys.”

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January 28, 2023

Red Leicester mine

by Jem Croucher
This Red Leicester cheese
is completely divine
but this is not yours
for it's wholly mine

But if you're near Co-Op
go get some today
'cos your mouth will thank me
in every which way

January 27, 2023

Yelling Dream

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian


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January 27, 2023

Waiting III

by Jem Croucher
Sat in the hospital waiting room
there with Sal for moral support
on a very cold winters' morning
('cos it's the right thing and I ought)

Here for an eyesight inspection
post-op (trust everything's good)
'cos we're not as young as we were
and things don't work quite as they should

January 27, 2023

NOT EAVESDROPPING

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Not
Eavesdropping When
Conversation’s In Public
And Not Listened To
Secretly

Don’t
Tell Secrets,
But If You
Do, Tell Them In
Private

Copyright © Charles Robert Lindholm – Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved
Please Come And Explore My Archives – Years 2017-2018

January 26, 2023

Song To Dream

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian


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January 26, 2023

Not Pour Choices

by Venkat

Joint Poetry by Venkataraman L.N. and Joseph Kurian


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January 26, 2023

Language of Substance

by Jem Croucher
'For not' or 'not for'
in juxtaposition
two different meanings
for intent or for mission
Language of substance
for writer and poet
who will always exploit
as it's they who will know it

January 25, 2023

Wednesday Sedoka

by Jem Croucher
Wednesday morning and
midweek meandering brings
the curl of lips and knowing
that the weekend looms
with time for being me and
for not suffering the fools

January 24, 2023

A National Peanut Butter Day Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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Eating Peanut Butter’s really smart.

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January 24, 2023

Indigo

by Jem Croucher
Indigo the darkness clings
though morning apparent is here
Silence exudes its hushed secrets
to a winter daybreak
Movement scant to a waking world
I am discouraged in this warmth
and yet a best foot forward beckons
a step into fading black
as the light spreads from the East

January 23, 2023

Soon

by Jem Croucher
I have written of winter, the chill and the rain
and the ice and the snow and the shivers again
of the iron cold muster that lingers and bites
finding its way into warmth with a spite
But throughout all of this always I have half a mind
on the warmer days coming I know soon I'll find
For it's January now but soon I'll see May
and the sunshine that'll soon brighten my day

January 22, 2023

Colourful Brevity

by Jem Croucher
For a brief moment in the sky
a rainbow glowed and caught my eye
but in a moment it was gone
replaced by lovely sun that shone
that briefly dried up all the rain
before the grey clouds came again

January 21, 2023

Discombobulate

by Jem Croucher

No. 6 in the ‘Colloquy’ series

Is this the last line or the first?
is my syntax back to front?
or is this perhaps the middle
I don't know - it's worth a punt
Perhaps I'm discombobulated?
Maybe you are now as well?
and reaching for the dictionary
(believe me - I can tell)
For actually we're nine lines in
and nearing now the end
of this little series ditty
which I've written for a friend

January 20, 2023

Redwood gone

by Jem Croucher
In October red I paused beneath
its lofty heights in wonder
at the absolute magnificence
of this redwood tree asunder

So imagine my dismay today
to find that storms with thunder
and a lightning strike reduced it
to a stump and piles of lumber

Yes, there's like still there but
its pride is lost for good
a sad, contrite reminder
of a once proud tall redwood

January 19, 2023

A National Popcorn Day Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

National-Popcorn-Day
Sports and movies are things Americans treasure.

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