Posts tagged ‘Rhyme’

November 20, 2017

Squirrel II

by Jem Croucher

I met a little squirrel
in St James’ park today
He stopped and looked straight up at me
I think, as if to say
That if I were to be so kind
A little titbit please
‘For I’m find it quite hard
to find my nuts amongst the leaves’

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November 19, 2017

Glimpses

by John S

I mix about and silhouette
with spices, airs and colors.
It is jumbled, though – my palette-
perhaps wearisome for others.

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November 19, 2017

The small hours

by Jem Croucher

Five a.m. It’s very quiet
not a sound here to be heard
Just the ticking of the mantle clock
and an early morning bird

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November 18, 2017

Slumber

by Jem Croucher

The candle and the music
of an evening warm inside
Slumber slowly beckons
as the day and night collide
And as my pen finds solace
with a verse to capture this
with music an encouragement
I slip away to bliss

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November 17, 2017

Adventure Planning

by Jem Croucher

Around about this time of year
my brother Dave and me
Take maps and pens and paper
to our local hostelry
And there we’ll plan adventures
whilst sharing a fine ale
Recalling all we’ve had before
with memories to regale

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November 16, 2017

James Brindley

by Jem Croucher

James Brindley was an engineer
born seventeen seventy-two
Who later, when he’d qualified
canals and water knew
He designed many aqueducts
and tunnels through the rocks
along with single traffic gates
in narrow water locks

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November 15, 2017

The Tap & Spile

by Jem Croucher

Mirrored lights reflected
in the water here at night
The mystery is magical
and a captivating sight

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November 14, 2017

A colourful story

by Jem Croucher

Colourfully painted
they have seen many days
Sitting next to smokestacks
on England’s waterways
Functional yet lovely
water for the boat
Keeping engines running
flotilla here afloat

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November 13, 2017

Slowly

by Jem Croucher

Reflected in the water
Tower blocks in the sun
On the Worcester and the Birmingham
canal, which is quite fun
A peaceful little wander
Present blending with the past
where pace is somewhat slower
that the city where it’s fast

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November 12, 2017

Gas Street Basin

by Jem Croucher

The Gas Street Basin barges
look lovely in a line
Here in the heart of Birmingham
peaceful and sublime

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November 11, 2017

Flowering Sage

by Jem Croucher

Whilst most now it’s November
has died and gone away
Flowering sage remains and
brightens up this Saturday

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November 10, 2017

At Home

by Jem Croucher

Part 6 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home this little series
concludes today when I
get back there from the Midlands
late this evening, by and by
Still a few hours travelling
but the further south I go
the closer home it takes me
which is wonderful to know

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November 9, 2017

Shoreham

by Jem Croucher

Part 5 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home for me is Shoreham
by the sea down Sussex way
Nestled underneath the Downs
in a wide sweeping bay

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November 8, 2017

Heart

by Jem Croucher

Part 4 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home is where I’ll always
feel contentment with some pride
For this is where the heart is
as the saying goes, implied

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November 7, 2017

Garden

by Jem Croucher

Part 3 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home we have a garden
It brings us lots of cheer
It’s nice to simply look at
at any time of year

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November 6, 2017

Special Place

by Jem Croucher

Part 2 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home I have a special place
A little room for me
Somewhere to sit in quiet
where I just love to be

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November 5, 2017

Birmingham

by Jem Croucher

Part 1 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home on a Sunday
is where I’d rather be
But I’m travelling to Birmingham
a long way from the sea
Five hours on a railway train
to reach my destination
with a good book and some music
to ease my consternation

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November 4, 2017

Beauty Everywhere

by Jem Croucher

Sun shines bright on Llanishen
which with a leaf here from my book
You can find beauty anywhere
if you just take a look

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November 3, 2017

To the Sea

by Jem Croucher

Morning over Cardiff
Looking to the sea
Across the city landscape
It’s beckoning to me

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November 2, 2017

Thinking of summer

by Jem Croucher

And around about this time of year
when winter’s settling in
The days are getting shorter
and I’ve started shivering
It’s then I think of summer
and wish that I was there
When instead of wearing jumpers
my arms and legs are bare

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November 1, 2017

Twelve Months Eleven

by Jem Croucher

No 4 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘Twelve Months’ series

So, rhyming with Chrysanthemum
as that’s November’s flower
I’m struggling I have to say
and I’ve been thinking for an hour

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October 31, 2017

My Window

by Jem Croucher

Sitting here in sunlight
at my window to the world
Watching as another day
is bit by bit unfurled

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October 30, 2017

Mother Nature’s Gifting

by Jem Croucher

With yellow sky, the sunset
was something to behold
A panoramic spectacle
tinged with flecks of gold

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October 29, 2017

Rhymer

by Jem Croucher

A poem each day
which time after time
find words which together
fit well and then rhyme
It’s the art of the poet
a gift some would say
and something which I
publish here every day

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October 28, 2017

Mind’s Eye Pictures II

by Jem Croucher

What is it with words
that by cause or by guile
Serve day by day
to give reason to smile?

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October 27, 2017

Yellow Moggy

by Jem Croucher

I spied a yellow moggy
in the sunshine yesterday
Parked outside Emmaus
Looking pretty good I’d say

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October 26, 2017

Virginia’s bid for glory

by Jem Croucher

Virginia’s changed her colour
and gone on a crash diet
Her body has diminished
but she’s keeping far from quiet

From green to red her foliage
with vibrancy remains
Her bid for autumn’s glory
with five leaves red she claims

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October 25, 2017

Snapshot

by Jem Croucher

Once more I am waiting
on a station, it’s dark
It’s been a long day
and I was up with the lark

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