Posts tagged ‘Sea’

February 13, 2017

Seen and found

by Jem Croucher

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Sand as far as eye can see
with Brighton to the East
this vista at this time of year
a perfect visual feast

February 12, 2017

Widewater Teazles

by Jem Croucher

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Widewater teazles
on a cold winter’s day
the air was quite frigid
and the water was grey

There was no-one around
when we got there at three
Just Obi and Basil, our dogs
Sal and me

February 10, 2017

The song of every ocean

by Jem Croucher

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I know you’ve probably heard this
many times before
And the last thing that I want
is for it to be a bore

But the song I hear each morning
at the beginning of a day
Is something I must shout about
in each and every way

February 8, 2017

Driving home

by Jem Croucher

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The nicest thing when driving home
when the traffic is quite slow
is the view we have of beach and sea
(It’s comforting, you know)

February 7, 2017

Down to the sea

by Jem Croucher

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Finished my work
wandered down to the sea
the freshening breeze
appealing to me
Watched the waves crash
there on the beach
above the tideline
and just out of reach

February 2, 2017

Anonymous

by A. Marie

Fever, like a wound,
twist of heat and burn,

we use to follow the stars home, we once
thought the Morning Star a god,

Lucifer was once tangled in love,
of Venus hue.

January 27, 2017

Last Sunrise

by Jem Croucher

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If I didn’t know better (and maybe I don’t)
it was almost as if the sun
had something of a point to prove
with another day begun

January 25, 2017

Twilight

by Jem Croucher

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A walk on the beach with sand at my feet
under a yellowing sky
The sun has set over there in the West
as a seagull flies slowly by

January 23, 2017

The longest pier

by Jem Croucher

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The longest pier apparently
in the world today
That’s Southend here in Blighty
not a lot more I can say

Apart from that it’s very long
stretching out to sea
The pier head barely visible
in the wide Thames estuary

January 21, 2017

Southend

by Jem Croucher

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Southend Pier, the estuary
the sky a speckled grey
reflected on the water
at the end of a long day
The fairground quiet and empty
the evening lights aglow
It’s peaceful here in winter
as the tidal waters flow

January 14, 2017

An Ocean of Colors to find with me.

by Colly

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Whale rise.

Rise UP high.

January 11, 2017

Waters Edge

by Jem Croucher

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The lapping sea
The water cold
The breakwater
The very old
The ocean song
The greying sky
The water sound
The seagull cry

January 10, 2017

Contented treads…

by Jem Croucher

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Walking slowly on the shingle
the crunching ‘neath my feet
as pebbles slip and slide
and tideline flotsam
with my roving eyeline meet

December 26, 2016

Close to the sea

by Jem Croucher

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The joy of a home
that is so
close to the sea

December 23, 2016

The seagull’s cry

by Jem Croucher

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The seagulls’ cry
synonymous
of living by the sea

December 21, 2016

Big blue double-decker bus

by Jem Croucher

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Heading into Worthing on
a big blue double-decker bus
My transport for this morning
as there are no trains because
the buggers are on strike again
No Christmas spirit there
No sparkle and no smiles as
Southern Rail just do not care

December 12, 2016

Watching A Christian Walk

by A. Marie

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?

December 7, 2016

Like a wave

by Jem Croucher

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Sometime a whisper
or maybe a shout
Occasionally quiet
but mostly a lout
Always moving
restless, unstill
Rising and breaking
and crashing at will

December 3, 2016

Sunrise embrace

by Jem Croucher

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Along the western esplanade
out across the sea
A golden winter promise
reached out its arms to me
So I stood a little while
awestruck and swathed in grace
as it wrapped its arms around me
in a sunrise warm embrace

December 1, 2016

Majesty – Sedoka

by Jem Croucher

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Water like mountains
Incessant the ocean waves
with malevolent power

Yet there’s beauty here
The majesty of the sea
respectfully revered

November 30, 2016

Sunrise – sedoka

by Jem Croucher

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The horizon gold
A new winter day dawns with
sun rising over the sea

And I stand in awe
An exquisite moment caught
to carry me through the day

November 26, 2016

The Angry Sea – sedoka

by Jem Croucher

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In this brittle chill
the sea is often angry
as it tosses waves at me

But I am wary
keeping my distance I stand
in awe above the tideline

November 12, 2016

The long mile – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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I walk the long mile
the sea sings her songs to me
and I am at peace
In this place my heart and soul
with the ocean are as one

November 1, 2016

To the sea – haiku

by Jem Croucher

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To the sea once more
for a battery recharge
Breathes life into me

October 30, 2016

Waves & Laughter – haiku

by Jem Croucher

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The bigger the waves
the louder my shout becomes
Laughing on the shore

October 28, 2016

Nightbeach

by Jem Croucher

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Cast in yellow pools of light
night shadows on the beach
Wooden breakwaters stand tall
robust against the Reach
Mysterious, the water calls
quietly from the shore
as lapping waves just out of sight
return again once more

October 24, 2016

The Pacific

by A. Marie

Heave, and brace: how one tethers the moon with lash and love.
The midnight’s gown drops down around,
but the ocean, she will not be sheltered – those stars must be held,
the watery bosom pulling heaven out.

October 13, 2016

Chiaroscuro Moments

by Jem Croucher

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The light, the beach, the evening sky
The rain across the sea
The far horizon rainbow
simply overwhelming me