Posts tagged ‘Poetry’

February 10, 2021

Sussex snows

by Jem Croucher

I said no snow
in Sussex fell
but spoke too soon
(how could I tell)?
the temperature
would fall so quick
and the isobars
take such a dip
allowing white stuff
here to fall
at beckon to
the winter’s call

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February 9, 2021

Saving Grace

by Jem Croucher

Slowly dusk descended
and it got really hard to see
but the birdsong in the evening sky
was great for Sal and me

And though we’ve said it here before
we really love this place
and though a broken record-like
it is our saving grace

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February 8, 2021

A Political Punditry Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

creative process
Especially with regard to politics today

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February 8, 2021

Whimsy rests

by Jem Croucher

And similar these late-night hours
the silence out there now
with solar-captured radiance
lighting there the bough
My window looks down to this scene
as to slumber most resign
yet for a moment whimsy rests
upon this view sublime

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February 7, 2021

For the weekend, a sedoka II

by Jem Croucher

Weekend sedoka
And as the paint quickly dries
all can see as it’s hung high
capturing content
as in relaxation here
I breathe deep and simply am

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February 6, 2021

For the weekend, a sedoka I

by Jem Croucher

Weekend sedoka
Six lines to paint a picture
with bold stroke and bright colour
capturing content
as with privilege I come
and with gusto seize the day

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February 5, 2021

The quietning time

by Jem Croucher

These early mornings
I’ll attest
are good for me
the very best
The gentle rain
just after dawn
with still the air
of new day born
And solitude
where here about
a whisper sounds
just like a shout
I relish this
the quietning time
as it is almost
wholly mine

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February 4, 2021

A The Danger Increases Every Day Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

From The American President

Making you afraid of it and telling you who to blame for it

https://youtu.be/OC2jhQ0KAAU

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February 4, 2021

No snow Sussex

by Jem Croucher

In Yorkshire it was snowing
I heard online today
whereas down south in Sussex
it was simply dull and grey
In fact I can’t remember
the last time snow I saw
must have been some years ago
before a winter’s thaw

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February 3, 2021

New tree

by Jem Croucher

Obi found a little tree
over by the fence
and as it had gone unnoticed
we all paid recompense
Obi ran around a bit
as we thought how nice it was
to plant a new tree in this place
for sustenance because
it really is a lovely field
so what could be a better way
to celebrate it being here
than this new tree today

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February 1, 2021

Beginning VI

by Jem Croucher

6 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 month IV’ series

In layers of grey with blue above
a February sky
caught me unawares today
as slowly I walked by
It promised new beginning
and though naked still the trees
the sunshine brought a warmth
to the fading winter freeze
So, resolved there in that moment
I vowed to hold that thought today
The hope for new beginning
as I went upon my way

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January 31, 2021

A haiku for Sunday

by Jem Croucher

Quality of life
seized in every moment of
this Sunday of rest

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January 30, 2021

A Wealth Inequality Gap Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

income-inequality-presentation (2)

The ideological polarization of America shares one thing – discontent and frustration with wealth inequality. It won’t be long before the marginalized right and the marginalized left will realize they are both victims of the same evil…God help us then…

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January 30, 2021

Weavers

by Venkat

wise winds, wired words
wide wilderness, wispy wait
wonder worms, wilted wars
wedged worlds, woven wings

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January 30, 2021

For je ne sais quoi moments

by Jem Croucher

I stood still in the meadow with winter around me
a hand raised there to the sun
My shadow still long
tho’ now bright my song
with a feeling that Spring had begun

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January 29, 2021

This field we walk

by Jem Croucher

This field we walk
our saving grace
and for result
we love this place
Changing as
the year goes by
and different things
each time we spy
The joy of seeing
running paws
and flapping ears
to much applauds

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January 28, 2021

Sun reaching

by Jem Croucher

Caught the end of the sun
and the last golden ray
out over the houses
at the end of the day

It was like a lost treasure
as with arms wide to clasp
to it I reached out
though outside my grasp

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January 27, 2021

A Real Danger To America Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Trump and GOP Congress

This picture says it all….gauges on empty
Trump – Dignity, Ethics, Acumen
GOP – Conscience
plus these five lines

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January 27, 2021

Stories from ‘The Dreaming Sites’

by Jem Croucher

Emily Kame Kngwarreye
loved colour with a passion
with acrylic paint to canvas
like it was going out of fashion
and in eight years to an end of life
she captured there ‘the dreaming’
three thousand plus enlightenments
and each with hidden meaning

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January 26, 2021

For when winter is done

by Jem Croucher

A shaft of the sun
hit our north-facing garden
with a word just to say
for a beg of my pardon
A brief glimpse of promise
when the winter is over
and the sun is back out there
for days bathed in clover

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January 25, 2021

An #EndTheFilibuster Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

end the filibuster

Time to end the filibuster and obstructionist BS
Move America Forward for ALL AMERICANS

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January 25, 2021

I know what I am

by Jem Croucher

I know what I am
and I’m comfortable with it
Yes I have regrets
but they’ll not make me fidget
For I am just me
and you get what you get
so it’s probably best
to accept and not fret
And I hope when you find
what being me means

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January 24, 2021

When it’s safe

by Jem Croucher

When it’s safe I will be out there
in the Sussex I hold dear
on the byways and the beach
where the air is ever clear

When it’s safe I will have music
live and loud as it should be
with songs that sing of life
which will then be Covid-free

When it’s safe I will be hugged
and will hug my loved ones too
replenishing that feeling
of the love I long to do

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January 23, 2021

An #EndCitizensUnited Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

“WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR SALE.”

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January 23, 2021

The beauty of a tree

by Jem Croucher

Silhouetted in the sun
the tree in centre field
stands proud of the water
and looks out to the Weald

And out here east of Steyning
on this lovely winter day
I felt so glad to be alive
I shouted loud ‘hooray’!

Life is made for moments
like this, singular and free
especially when confronted by
the beauty of a tree

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January 22, 2021

Sunshine days

by Jem Croucher

Sunshine days are wonderful
especially ones I’m in
which of course I mostly am
as witnessed by the grin

For it’s as wide as wide can be
as the face it’s in look high
to find the warming golden one
with deep contented sigh

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January 21, 2021

Baking

by Jem Croucher

Thought I’d do some baking
not baked in quite a while
as after all a fresh new loaf
is bound to bring a smile
So I found all the ingredients
and kneaded it and proved
then floured it and dusted
with the washing-up removed
Then with half an hour’s baking
a new loaf proudly stood
bringing with it satisfaction
and the smile I knew it would

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January 20, 2021

For the bringing of joy

by Jem Croucher

A song which brings a tingle
Grayson Perry on TV
two little things in life
which bring joie de vivre to me

Something coloured yellow
Yaki Udon, ginger spice
A really lovely beer
Marmite crisps (they’re very nice)

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