Posts tagged ‘poetry’

December 3, 2021

Fickle weather

by Jem Croucher
Fickle this weather
this grey time of year
one day it is icy
the next day it's clear
almost quite balmy
first thing today
took me by surprise
after chill yesterday
So I'm never quite sure
if long johns I'll need
or a raincoat or shorts
and sunshades indeed

December 2, 2021

Icing Days

by Jem Croucher

First hard frost I've seen this year
with icing on the cars
Jack Frost has called here overnight
beneath the twinkling stars
and painted white all that he sees
on windows and on grass
for wonder come the break of day
when shivering humans pass

November 29, 2021

Garden Fade

by Jem Croucher
I stole some summer's magic
kept it back a while to hold
to rekindle momentarily at least
these days when fades the gold

All too soon I'll be forgotten
as lacklustre my waste is laid
and the sun will stay hidden
til come the winters' fade

November 28, 2021

Missing Me

by Alanna

I miss you

she said

Do you miss you too?

Yes, I miss me

I said

I miss those walks we had

at the orchard’s edge

philosophical conversation

keeping pace with our breath

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November 28, 2021

Home Alone

by Jem Croucher
Today I'm here and home alone
'Cos Harry Potter's not my thing
at least not live performance
with encouragement to sing

'Cos that's where all my family
have gone today save me
swanning off to London
so I have the day quite free

Yes, there will be music
a no brainer there, and games
and perhaps a little snooze
as the forecast is for rain

November 27, 2021

Our field

by Jem Croucher
So many times
we've both walked this field
with our little dog, Obi
in the heart of the Weald
Just north of Steyning
on the Partridge Green road
it's been here our haven
and many times strode

Each time we come here
something different we see
whilst Obi does running
quite safe and quite free
and we never grow weary
despite knowing it well
as it's wholesome and lovely
which these words I think tell

November 26, 2021

The whole I am

by Jem Croucher
Some weeks you just need one
to recharge your soul
for relaxation and rest
and to get you back whole
For when you keep going
bits drop off and fall
and though gradual a process
you're not quite your all

November 25, 2021

The treasure party

by Jem Croucher
Enriched I am carried
as if on a cloud
to this place of fulfilment
my head duly bowed
For it is with all honour
and privilege here
that I share in this glory
at this time of year

November 24, 2021


by Jem Croucher
And so into the woodland trail
for an exuberance of gold
this treasure of abundance
now the year is getting old

For times like these I live and breathe
and even though it's chill
my winter coat and long johns
will ensure I catch no ill

Fare more beside this treasure trail
quite free there to partake
is something quite essential
at this time of year to make

November 23, 2021

Part of the picture

by Jem Croucher
In the gallery a sculpture
made of mirrors so we there
took a picture in position
so with it we all could share
Placed us in the location
that we love above the rest
for a day out in our happy place
that really is the best

November 22, 2021

A revitalisation of cheer

by Jem Croucher
Hiding in long shadows
of a small gig still I stood
listening to the music
but wishing that I could
find there the enjoyment
that my friends and others there
clearly understood as in
the moment there they shared

Yet despite the disappointment
in the long shadows here with me
a certain feeling lingered
that I knew with certainty
Said I was meant to be here
as this venue and this place
was testament and evidence
of promise born from grace

November 21, 2021

Happy Place

by Jem Croucher
First time to London
in two years or more
all Crouchers together
for good times galore
So this morning we all
are up with the lark
for coffee and toast
before we embark

We're heading for South Bank
Tate Modern no less
as we've all missed the vibe
we will freely confess
The company jocund
the excitement complete
we can barely contain
and keep still in our seat

November 20, 2021

Of mornings and writers

by Jem Croucher
In this still hour of darkness
before morning's begun
when the night time remains
with mere vestige of sun
you'd be forgiven for thinking
it just wouldn't come
and that darkness forever
would be the deal done
But if you did you would always
miss out on the fun
for this time of day
is a long way from glum

November 10, 2021

A Couple Of “Thanksgiving & Holiday Spread” Limericks 2021

by Joel Kravitz

Thanksgiving meme

An annual exercise worth repeating,
Where will power takes a beating.
It’s a day dedicated
To bellys fully dilated…
Thanksgiving’s about overeating!

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October 30, 2021


by thereluctantpoet
My New Life: Countdown to 60 - Part 8 (and probably the last)

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Score And
Ten Plus Three,
My Rings Around The

Copyright © Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – 10-30-2021 – 06:30 a.m.

My 73rd Birthday Marks The Number Of Rings Around The Sun
I Have Experienced In My Life – And I’m Hoping For More!

Thank You To All Of My Followers And Readers For Traveling With Me!

October 15, 2021

Charmouth Jurassic

by Jem Croucher

No.5 in the Jemverse series ‘Down in Dorset’

So we wandered down to Charmouth
beside the River Char
bathed in October sunshine
with views spectacular
around about three miles
so it didn't take us long
and it was really rather warm
as the sunshine was quite strong

October 12, 2021

Courthouse Farm

by Jem Croucher

No.2 in the Jemverse series ‘Down in Dorset’

In Whitchurch Canonicorum
here at Courthouse Farm
we six came for adventure
in a big converted barn
Deep in the Dorset countryside
but not far from the coast
for a week of fun and frolics
of which we'll make the most

October 9, 2021

Travelling again

by Jem Croucher
Last week I braved the train because I had to
and it wasn't all that nice
seemed the people had forgotten
and were content to pay the price

But today was a different matter
and I felt more at ease
travelling in for pleasure
with just myself to please

October 3, 2021


by Venkat

kernels kind, karmic kitsch
karyogamic keys, kind kittens
keyboard kneaded, knurled knees
kittens’ knowhow, knight’s kaizen

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October 3, 2021

It rained

by Jem Croucher
It rained and then
it rained some more
and the more it rained
the more I saw
as water trickled
here and there
and got in
almost everywhere

October 1, 2021

A Pain In The Ass Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

roids (2)

I saw this poetry contest – – and I could not resist after I saw the mission statement – The conception and goal of Pain/Poem/Prize is to wed lyrical verse to wit and levity, poetry to playfulness, as a purposeful remedy for the dis-ease of our mortal human condition. Wit and self-effacing humor are a must!
That said, I knew I had something that was dead solid perfect for this contest

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September 13, 2021

A Sure To Please Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

head to toe kisses

Try it. You’ll like it.

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September 12, 2021

September sun heat

by Jem Croucher
September sun heat
no denial of fact
twenty-five degrees celsius
attesting to that
So it was back to the beach
to sit in the sun
at Saturday teatime
til evening was come

August 29, 2021

Jamboree Jars

by Venkat

jizzy jumpsuits, jaunty journeys
jermaine jest, jamboree jars
jealous jury, juxtaposed jigs
jade jacket Jovian, joust jars

jealous jars, jermaine journeys
jaunty jest, jamboree jumpsuits
Jovian jury, jade jacket jigs
jizzy jury, juxtaposed jars

jade jacket jury, jealous Jovian
jizzy jumpsuits, jaunty jars
juxtaposed jest, jermaine jigs
juxtaposed journeys, jamboree jars


August 18, 2021


by Jem Croucher
I looked up early evening
to see feathers in the sky
wispy there within the blue
floating slowly by

And it was whimsical right there
cathartic I would say
relaxing and just gazing
at the tail end of a day

So there I stayed eyes upward
as the evening took a hold
and the sunshine started fading
to the sunset with the gold

August 14, 2021

Indigo Illusions

by Venkat

infinite inks, iguana’s inspire
innate impulses, instincts inborn
imprints indigo, indigo illusions

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August 13, 2021

A Senior Sex Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

senior sex 1

I was watching a program of “classic” Jewish comedians and I turned it on in the middle of an old Borscht Belt routine being performed by Myron Cohen. He was telling a joke about one of my favorite subjects, Senior Sex, and I was riveted.

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August 6, 2021

St Mary’s at night

by Jem Croucher
St Mary's at night time
against black of the sky
looked really impressive
as we wandered by

So I whipped out my iPhone
and with time delay on
took a snapshot to capture
the view this was from

And it came out just fine
as I think you'll agree
from the picture I've added
to this brief poetry