Posts tagged ‘Poetry’

April 13, 2021

Spring (finally) again

by Jem Croucher

9 of 12 in ‘The Spring 21’ series from Jemverse

And finally Spring

arrives in a day

long hours of sunshine

hip-hip hooray

On the breeze is a fragrance

carried with grace

as we welcome the Springtime

with warm embrace

April 12, 2021

A Mazel Tov To Hideki Matsuyama On His Masters Victory Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, puts on the champion's green jacket with help from Dustin Johnson after winning the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
(AP Photo/David J Phillip)

Hideki Matsuyama becomes the first Japanese player to win the Masters

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April 11, 2021

Spirea

by Jem Croucher

7 of 12 in ‘The Spring series 21’ from Jemverse

 

The spirea in full bloom

with white flowers there abundant

and warmth of the sunshine

means winter’s redundant

and I’m pleased about that

and it fills me with joy

something first realised

when only a boy

April 10, 2021

Verdant again

by Jem Croucher

6 of 12 in the ‘Spring series 21’ from Jemverse

 

Luxuriant this time of year

the grass is verdant green

and unless I am mistaken

looks the best it’s ever been

It’s thick and lush and lovely

and loves the Springtime sun

which bathes it in a golden light

until the day is done

April 9, 2021

A pocket of Springtime revisited

by Jem Croucher

5 of 12 in ‘The Spring series 21’ from Jemverse

 

Sitting in a pocket of Springtime

warmed by a welcome embrace

breathing in deeply the fragrance

feeling the sun on my face

knowing the winter’s behind me

forgetting the long months of chill

looking forward to summer

promising warmer days still

April 9, 2021

A Pardon Me…Not Today Sucker Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Gaetz kiss ass

MG -Blanket Pardon Please???
TFG -Sorry Sucker, you did what many thought impossible…found a low that I couldn’t stoop to (or should I say admit to)…WOW

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April 8, 2021

Indicative too

by Jem Croucher

4 of 12 in ‘The Spring series 21’ from Jemverse

 

Indicative of summer

the Springtime grows and grows

it’s getting warmer by the day

as only April knows

The light has changed, it’s brighter now

and days are longer too

more growing time much needed

brings colours into view

April 7, 2021

A Moscow Mitch’s New Corporate Stance Dance Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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#MoscowMitch dancing around Corporations having a conscience and not just deep pockets

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April 7, 2021

A Coddiwompling Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

coddiewomple

Road Trips are fun and exciting. Hopefully, soon we will all be free to travel again. I saw this
and knew it was a limerick waiting to happen.

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April 7, 2021

Green again

by Jem Croucher

3 of 12 in ‘The Spring series 21’ from Jemverse

Green grass freshly mown

breathe deep, smell the loam

Green shoots on the trees

sprouting now into leaves

Green fronds, nature tells

there’ll be sun and then bluebells

Green of April leaps to Spring

giving life to everything

April 6, 2021

A warming II

by Jem Croucher

2 of 12 in ‘The Spring series 21’ from Jemverse

 

Hues in garden

Springtime green

open window

bright sunbeam

Weather warming

yellow’s here

sunshine beckons

with good cheer

April 4, 2021

The Road Taken

by Alanna
Prompt “the road not taken” NaPoWriMo
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April 3, 2021

Easter Egg Hunt

by Jem Croucher

I’m devising an Easter egg hunt

it’s a giggle

as I had to squeeze into some spots

with a wiggle

too cunningly hide the eggs

with some guile

as my children have been at this

for quite a while

April 2, 2021

A Runaway ChooChoo Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

gravy-train-1

50 yrs ago in HS American Politics became crystal clear to me A Congressman in one of the 5 boroughs spent 10Xs his congressional salary on his campaign – ??? ROI

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April 2, 2021

Easter unexpected

by Jem Croucher

Good Friday came up quickly

as it was in disguise

so the long weekend of Easter

kind of took me by surprise

Mind you it is a nice one

to get when least expected

four days to enjoy once more

most welcome and respected

April 1, 2021

A Vaccination Motivation Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

coronavirus-character-get-vaccination-vector

It will go a long way on the road back to “normalcy”
And keep following the best practices – wear a mask, wash hands frequently, social distance

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March 31, 2021

Place to rhyme

by Jem Croucher

My best words it seems flow freely

when the small hours take a hold

when everything is quiet

and my pen does what it’s told

Relays the words I want to say

about the things I’ve done

about what I am feeling

when I’m happy or I’m glum

March 30, 2021

Dawn Chorus Joy

by Jem Croucher

I wrote some words without a picture

save the one that’s in my head

so it’s imagination that

you’ll have to use instead

For this is about the chorus

that I hear each day at dawn

the sweetest sound I’ll ever hear

as I awaken with a yawn

March 28, 2021

Wolfgang came to visit

by Jem Croucher

Wolfgang came to visit

Sat down in the sun

Said with satisfaction

‘This is just why I have come’

He loves it in this garden

It is his home from home

and he really looks a picture

as I hope these words have shown

March 27, 2021

A cracking hacking

by Jem Croucher

In the garden today
I went wild with the shears
chopping back all the growth
that remained from last year

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March 26, 2021

Pond Water

by Jem Croucher

There’s a pub in Brighton called ‘The Pond’
closed of course at present
as every pub in England is
which is a bit unpleasant
It serves a pint they brew themselves
‘Pondwater’ – quite sublime
which I will savour once again
quite soon, I trust, sometime

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March 25, 2021

First Cut

by Jem Croucher

I cut the grass
it’s looking good
but then I always
knew it would

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March 24, 2021

Back to the allotment

by Jem Croucher

Got back to the allotment
armed with strimmers and a plan
spare batteries in the backpack
and refreshments in a can
The grass had taken over but
we kind of guessed it would
not that this would stop us
as with strimmers there we could
remove those months of overgrowth
and flatten it once more
revealing something of the plan
for it we have in store

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March 23, 2021

Fine days and sunshine

by Jem Croucher

Sitting in my garden
thinking ‘grass – it needs a trim’
but I’m content to sit here
in the sunspot I am in
and sip an IPA I found
in the cupboard waiting there
for just a moment such as this
I’l say with ‘savour faire’

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March 22, 2021

A Senate Dems Get Tough Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

grow a pair. vulgar slang To start acting in a strong, confident, and/or courageous manner, especially after having previously failed to do so.

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March 22, 2021

Days

by Jem Croucher

Days I can throw wide abandon
open the window and sing
breathing in deep the fresh morning air
warmed by the sunshine of Spring

Such as these made for enrichment
filling us each with sublime
for spring to the step and joy to the heart
in which we all are entwined

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March 21, 2021

Reflection replete

by Jem Croucher

I took a picture of our house today
in the hub cap of a car
parked across the street because
it looked spectacular
The car, the house, reflection
I’m talking ’bout all three
and something in particular
there which fascinated me

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March 20, 2021

And today there were sheep

by Jem Croucher

And today there were sheep
In the lower field still
jumping about and
climbing the hill
They ignored us of course
but I waved just the same
as they didn’t know
the reason we came
For today there were sheep
but sometime there are not
Sometimes it is cold
and sometimes it is hot
But we always come
because this is our grace
and together we three
are alive in this place

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