Posts tagged ‘sailing’

September 27, 2021

Pretty Sails

by Jem Croucher
Nestling in the harbour
at the yacht club yesterday
a jolly pretty sailboat
I espied whilst on my way

So I made a little detour
across the Adur Ferry Bridge
so that I could take a photo
as a special privilege

November 2, 2018

To feel the sea

by Jem Croucher

A ship is out there sailing
I can’t see it but it’s there
Out upon the ocean waves
of me, it’s unaware
And yet a synergy akin
we share both it and I
Affinity with ocean wide
as both go passing by

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October 10, 2018

Several Oceans

by Jem Croucher

1 of 3

Sailed several oceans
then came home for a rest
as the ocean of home
is always the best
For it’s here that my heart
with the sea that I know
will always stay true
wherever I go

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September 10, 2018

Sailing into Venice

by Jem Croucher

9 of 16 in the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series

Sailing into Venice
is there a better way?
I certainly cannot think of one
on this this lovely warm Monday
The sunrise golden in the east
The sky an azure blue
As slowly through the islands
we sail to this fine view

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September 7, 2018

Through the porthole

by Jem Croucher

No. 6 of 16 in the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series

Outside our porthole as we sail
the water rushes by
Sometimes a flat calm and
sometimes waves are high

This morning we saw dolphins
which was as lovely as could be
Whilst tonight at dusk the moon was bright
shining on the sea

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September 3, 2018

Adriatic Sunset

by Jem Croucher

2 of 16 in the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series

As Adriatic sunset came
the sun fell on the sea
and glinted golden on the waves
where it shone brilliantly

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July 29, 2017

Sail Away with Me

by Abigail Gronway

Please come aboard my boat and let me take you to the sea.
We’ll sail upon the winds of love until we’re finally free

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July 23, 2017


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Who is the Captain

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June 29, 2017


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

his life
was on the ocean
was on the land

he was
wandering on the wind
and she
would never understand

why did he have to travel

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December 12, 2016

Watching A Christian Walk

by Renwick Berchild

You own a holy fork with seven tines.
The winged lion of Saint Michael meets with you
at the marina every Monday through Friday in the form of the sea. You say

that whatever is out there is in the little things,
and is not concerned with money or fame or how much you know.
You say to understand I must watch the grass grow:

It performs this one single act its whole life. See?

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August 19, 2016

Anticipation III

by Jem Croucher


Anticipation is
a marvellous thing
especially when coupled
with enjoyment to bring
I’ll give you example
in these few words here
of something that’s bound
to bring lots of cheer

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July 1, 2016

The seldom end of summer days

by Jem Croucher


From the beach today I saw a ship
a long way out to sea
Out there in the channel
it was calling out to me
It bade me come and join it
as it steamed to warmer lands
But alas I sadly shook my head
as I stood there on the sands

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February 27, 2016

The sea and a secret

by Jem Croucher


Tall master in the Albert dock
at rest on Merseyside
I wonder where her keel has been
in oceans far and wide
Her rigging whistling in the wind
sails tied down and furled
She’s keeping that a secret
from an unenlightened world

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March 21, 2015

Flight of the Pelican

by Jem Croucher


There’s a tall ship in the harbour
I can see its three masts pointing
Above the houses at the waterside
Like a landmark to the sea

There’s a tall ship in the harbour
I can feel its ropes and rigging
Almost like a distant voice
that echoes down to me

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February 28, 2013

Sea of Love

by Poetic
How did we get here
to this unknown location?
Did we lose our bearings
go adrift of our
intended destination?
Are we even on the map
can we still be found?
Are we in uncharted waters
with no one else around?
Where do we sail from here
how do we find our way?
Do we both feel for the other
those words we dare not say?
I know not what dangers await
neither from below nor from above
the only thing I know for sure
is that what I feel for you is love


January 27, 2013


by dokurtybitz

Diamonds strewn across
The road
Fine motes sailing
On the wind
Dazzle and obscure

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