Posts tagged ‘poetry blog’

May 20, 2022

Tri-tanka XV (Friday)

by Jem Croucher
Come Friday, relax
for it is the weekend now
Time for more yellow
and for some in swathes of sun
for comfort in safe harbour

May 19, 2022

Sandcastle

by Jem Croucher
We made the best sandcastle
that a beach has ever seen
it took us several hours to make
a mark where we had been
Little children paused to stare
and admire it with a smile
for it was truly massive
and took all of us a while

May 18, 2022

Eurovision 22

by Jem Croucher
Watching Eurovision Twenty Two
aghast with whoops and cheers
we watched as UK on the boards
got its first points in years
Every time a twelve was called
to UK, loud we hailed
for this history in the making
that our 'spaceman' had regaled
Yet, saying that, the public vote
to place the winning sound
was absolutely justified
when Ukraine's turn came round

May 17, 2022

Release

by Jem Croucher
I'm sitting down in Obi's field
as the vice across my chest
has returned with bitter vengeance
so I really need the rest
I've found a lovely spot though
by the fence amongst the yellow
where I can sit and watch the
running of the happy fellow
And breathing deep the Sussex air
I feel the vice break free
releasing all the pressure
that this asthma brings to me

May 17, 2022

An “Amber, Here’s A Question For You” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Amber crying on the stand (2)

That face and those tears are real and believable…yeah right!

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May 16, 2022

Camber Sands

by Jem Croucher
For a birthday treat our children
took us to Camber Sands
a weekend at Badger Cottage
neath the sand dunes tall and grand
They'd all kept it a secret
but it's known and open now
as the six of us are here
with our dog cos he's allowed

May 15, 2022

Lotty looking lovely

by Jem Croucher
The lottie's looking lovely
more like it's owned and loved
instead a patch of weed and grass
abandonment has shoved
and it didn't really take that long
we have a system there you see
as Sally does the strimming
leaving heavy stuff to me
So the lottie's looking lovely
once again our patch of land
on which we'll grow our produce
and keep it looking grand

May 14, 2022

Withy 22

by Jem Croucher

Despite the worst that winter had
with storm force winds and rain
come Spring the withy fence I built
stood proud and there remained
It's greying now and brittle from
the allotment's changing clime
but it's still something I'm proud of
and it is uniquely mine

May 13, 2022

Tri-Haiku XXXVIII (Friday)

by Jem Croucher
And so to Friday
for a switch-off come lunchtime
into the weekend

And breathe deep, relax
soak up the fact that this is
deliciously mine

And so it will be
to use wisely and enjoy
pending the new week

May 12, 2022

Guaranteed

by Jem Croucher
Never a dull day, an adage to hold
whether skies be bright blue or all grey
keep a smile on the face and a glint in the eye
is something to live by each day
Sometime it is harder than others I know
but there's always a place there to find
just a 'je ne sais quoi' or other obscure
to help you relax and unwind
And that glint in the eye, may it never fade
six decades truthful to me
so just give it a chance, try it out for a day
and you'll notice the change, guaranteed

May 11, 2022

A Few “Maybe The Founding Fathers Did Get It Right” Limericks and an “Are We On The Brink Of Another American Revolution?” Op/Ed

by Joel Kravitz

Jefferson Wisdom

On the wall of the Jefferson Memorial. Maybe the Founding Fathers were enlightened, open minded and knew that the future would bring great change. This from the Man that wrote the Declaration of Independence and had the foresight to make the Louisiana Purchase and open up America from Sea to Shining Sea.

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May 11, 2022

Tea with the Queen

by Jem Croucher
We're suited and booted and dressed to the nines
with whistles and dresses for these special times
as with honour bestowed to the palace we go
for tea with the Queen in her garden you know
A privilege shared with the hundreds invited
we're both feeling nervous but very excited
for we know when we get there all will be fine
as it's not every day with the Queen that you dine

May 10, 2022

Two Squirrels

by Jem Croucher
Two squirrels playing in the tree
scurrying about
But as to who was chasing who
I think there was some doubt
Suffice to say it seemed to me
that they were having fun
as I passed by quite nonchalantly
in early May's bright sun

May 9, 2022

Ancient woodlands’ bequest

by Jem Croucher
The bluebells are blooming, it's that time of year
in the garden there under the tree
that gives shade from the sun
when their time has begun
for this lovely bright vision we see

May 8, 2022

Reversing the loop

by Jem Croucher
Six miles and thirteen thousand steps
reversed, the loop's still fine
as this quite pleasant circuit
is something wholly mine
Takes around two hours
with a few stops in between
to savour once again the views
amongst the best I've seen
For this is Sussex and my home
we share a synergy
taking full advantage of
each other's company

May 7, 2022

Blossoming

by Jem Croucher
The cherry tree in Ham Field
is in full blossom and looks great
so I'm rather pleased we left things
and decided then to wait
til some warmer Springtime weather
before coming to this place
as now we see it in full glory
as it smiles in Summer's face

May 6, 2022

Overgrown

by Jem Croucher
The grass on the allotment
was very long indeed
the no-dig plots were overgrown
and needed thorough weed
but after we had strimmed it
it once again took shape
so I don't thinks it will be
too long now til we make
it start to grow some produce
for our table and for more
to brighten up this place
which both Sal and I adore

May 5, 2022

Women’s Rights – The Fight For Their Lives Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

Fight Back

First, these limericks are not jokes with punchlines. I have chosen this form of poetry for its efficiency. It is poetry – it has rhythm and rhyme. The creative effectiveness of the limerick is the setup and the last line. In five lines, it delivers a message and its brevity allows the author to semantically say more with less, which is my purpose here.

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May 5, 2022

Becoming rested

by Jem Croucher
And so it was with week of sun
the holiday was true begun
and this no brainer not to shun
for it afforded hours of fun
whether walking or a run
many miles with evening done
for cooling down and sunset come
and no apology for pun
afforded by the words now spun
the rested and appeased become

May 4, 2022

A “What My Mom Would Tell Amber” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Amber poops

My mom had a saying for every occasion and I am sure she would have adapted one her favorites to fit this situation.

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May 4, 2022

May the fourth be with you II

by Jem Croucher
Seven years of Star Wars days
we've had this little chap
the dog of many, many names
so let's give him a clap
Obi Wan Kinobi is 
his proper name of course
hence 'May the fourth be with you'
as he is strong with 'the force'
But he has many others
to numerous to repeat
as he is a very special friend
who makes our lives complete

May 3, 2022

Shoreham my home

by Jem Croucher
Through a gap in the bushes
I spied Shoreham town
nestled there under the Downs
twixt me and the sea
safe there in the lea
the bearer of treasure and crowns

May 2, 2022

Chalky

by Jem Croucher
These chalky trails on Sussex loam
in these green hills above my home
are quite the best so many times
I will return as they are mine
and with a joy I'll shout aloud
this is my Sussex and I'm proud

May 2, 2022

#32 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

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May 1, 2022

#31 POETRY =

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May 1, 2022

One IX

by Jem Croucher

9 of 12 in the Jemverse series ’12 months V’

Maybe May will find me
on the beach once more
as warmer days get warmer
and summer waits in store
Maybe May will be the one
to see those doors flung wide
for long days in the sunshine
no more the place to hide
Maybe May will see these things
as they're the thing to do
for the fifth month and summer
are quite symbiotic too

April 30, 2022

#30 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

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April 30, 2022

Gigsters Divine

by Jem Croucher
Though many bands we've seen
it's been six years since last we all
were collectively 'the gigsters'
at least, as I recall
But last night for Divine Comedy
the 'Gigsters' were united
once again all six together
as each had been invited
'Divine' was most appropriate
as superlative this evening
the 'Gigsters' doing what we do
for friendship's steadfast meaning