Posts tagged ‘rhythm’

September 10, 2022

Rhythm II (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

6 of 10 in the Jemverse series ‘Music II’

As the music fades
with the rhythm of my drum
I am still dancing

September 9, 2022

Dancing to life (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

5 of 10 in the ‘Music II’ series from Jemverse

I danced on a quay at Emsworth
playing a really big drum
The crowds from the town all following us
and everyone having fun

I danced with Pride in Brighton
‘neath a rainbow coloured flag
The crowds of people partying
in the sun made me feel glad

September 5, 2022

Lifting (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

1 of 10 in the ‘Music II’ series from Jemverse

Like a strong hand to lift my soul
Music comes again
And as my rock begins to roll
Sunshine comes to play

Like a fishing net to catch my blues
Music drains away
All the cobwebs which have gathered
In the corridors of grey

July 14, 2022

At the eve III (part 4)

by Jem Croucher

4 of 12 in the Jemverse summer 22 series ‘Melting Days’

At the eve of this day
I will see echoes of a summer's child
and there will be the boy I once knew
and the man he is now
and there I will find rhythm

August 29, 2019

Constant rhythm shared

by Jem Croucher

Prevailing sou’ westerly blows
across this grey-green sea
but the sunshine warm, encourages
so I’m content to be
Staying here throughout the day
to watch the sea out there
as white-capped waves comes into shore
with constant rhythm shared

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April 3, 2019

Bedroom Constellations

by Nick Anthony

Loose a bright and strong ray of sunlight,
Wrap it twice, nice and tight around my neck,
And string me up to hang from the plastic stars
That glow in the dark above your bed each night.

I promise not to make a sound as I wiggle around

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January 13, 2019

The dance, the drum

by Jem Croucher

Sometimes when no one is watching
I will dance around my name
with a loud drum always banging
which never sound the same
Yes, it’s always rhythmic
but the pattern’s one of change
Its signature and syntax
quite often rearranged

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July 16, 2018

Mountain of Apprehension

by Nick Anthony

A somber fear grows deep down
That, ere I near the mountain crown,
Silent tears will slip off eyelash cliffs
And tumble down the deep abyss,
As flames lick and lame my knee
Forcing me to falter and flee
To hours of painful descent in defeat,
Beaten by gravity, compelled to retreat.
Gritting my teeth, head bowed in shame,
Drooped with the burden of bearing the blame.

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May 9, 2018

Castle by the Sea

by Nick Anthony

The sun was shining on the bay that day,
And in its radiance I thought I saw the way
To my salvation from this, damn lonely, place.
“Liberation” was written on your face.

You left the beach before I learned your name,
And the memory of your face began to fade
Until that day I found you in the Kyoto snow.
When you gave me your hand, I knew I’d never let go.

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May 7, 2018


by Jem Croucher

The wooden floors vibrated
from the sound of many drums
Rhythm everywhere around
enjoyed by everyone
And I danced to special timbre
pulsated by the beat
from heart and soul and head and hands
right down to my feet

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May 2, 2018

Poem and prose

by Jem Croucher

And my words with momentum
found pattern and form
on a page full of colour
which for me is the norm

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October 13, 2017


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 



tapestries of truth


with rhythm

and rhyme

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June 26, 2017

Strong Strings…

by Tanya

Strings strung together
Initiating a melody so robust
A rhythm of love
Transient but strong!

Plucked together
Strings get attached
to fall back in parallels
Just like, we now stand!

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June 15, 2017

Rhythm of the rails

by Jem Croucher

Rhythm of the rails
strikes a resonant chord
Music for the morning
and the commuter hoard
Newspapers folded
Tablets fired up
with caffeine boosters
from paper cup
Gathering momentum
into the Weald
Heading for London
through Sussex field

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April 2, 2017

Writing at night

by Jem Croucher

In the small hours when
silence is my company
And my pen scribbles words
as they flow fancy free
The verse and the rhyme
to the page come with ease
So this is the time that
the poet will seize

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April 14, 2016


by Jem Croucher


I hear a rhythm deep inside my head
and the words just seem to flow
Mostly moving there in time
sometimes a little slow

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January 19, 2016

The Music

by Jem Croucher


Back lit through the dry-ice swirl
the player comes to fore
his nimble fingers on the frets
the crowd cries out for more

The singer steps up to the mic
narration in the song
the scene is set, the story told
the crowd sings loud along

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January 6, 2016

The walking to work song

by Jem Croucher


With reflections in puddles
as I’m walking along
the timbre of my thoughts
falling naturally to song
the rhythm of the world
helps me hum a little ditty
as it’s mirrored down there at my feet
looking really pretty

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December 13, 2015

Rhythmic (chained haiku)

by Jem Croucher


Rhythmic, the sea moves
Back and forth across the beach
Waves upon the shore

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October 25, 2015

Leaves falling

by Jem Croucher


Today there are leaves falling
It is time for fleeces
and hot cocoa and open fires
Long walks in crisp air with
a quickening stride
and fleeting looks

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June 8, 2015


by Jem Croucher


As the music fades
with the rhythm of my drum
I am still dancing

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July 16, 2014


by Jem Croucher

This rhythm
moves me,
finds my zenith
and defines.

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February 23, 2014

One Relationship

by Venkat


One relationship
A life’s marvel
Seed of all relationships
To have firm feet

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August 18, 2012


by Jo Bryant



braced in a corner

blank eyes



lips draw tight


pumps out-of-order,

veins pulse a staccato rhythm .

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