Posts tagged ‘Sea’

April 9, 2018

Serves me well

by Jem Croucher

The ocean’s pull grabs me again
draws me to its windswept shore
and breathing deep the salty air
I take it in for more and more

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April 5, 2018

To sunshine I defer

by Jem Croucher

April showers
or sunshine
I know which I’d prefer
Golden shafts v greyish strokes
To sunshine I defer

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April 3, 2018

Ebb and flow

by Jem Croucher

As waters come and go
and change with passing tide
and ebb and flow and flow and ebb
across the oceans wide

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March 26, 2018

Hidden Truth

by Jem Croucher

Fragrance of the harbour
Familiar to me
with salt and oil and pitch and tar
and yes, of course, the sea

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March 24, 2018

Diamond Days

by Jem Croucher

Some days are diamond
the sea and the sky
azure blue with the sun
up there on high

Some days are damond
more precious than gold
when a sunshine embrace
brings me in from the cold

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March 23, 2018

Breakwater sunshadow

by Jem Croucher

Breakwater sunshadow
inspiration to me
speak of a time
I recall vividly

When Victorian lines
to the low water reach
with sea-sculpted grandeur
adorned every beach

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March 22, 2018

Same

by Jem Croucher

More than fifty years on
and the smell on the air
is the same to me now
as it was way back there
That of sea and the tar
and the pitch and the oil
and the sweat and the grime
from the long days of toil

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March 20, 2018

Haven by the sea revisited

by Jem Croucher

6 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Beach Huts’ series

Opened up the beach hut
which needs a lick of paint
But it’s still a lovely place to be
All ours and very quaint

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March 14, 2018

HAIKU: WAVES KISS THE SHORELINE

by thereluctantpoet

WAVES KISSING THE SHORELINE - FOR HAIKU

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Waves Kiss The Shoreline

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March 13, 2018

Bliss II

by Jem Croucher

Across wet sand
as evening falls
the sea a whisper
silence calls
And here stand I
to witness this
exquisite moment
born of bliss

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March 7, 2018

HAIKU: THE SEA CALLS TO YOU

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

THE SEA CALLS TO YOU - B
The Sea Calls To You

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February 22, 2018

The silver sea

by Jem Croucher

Stood and looked out on
a shining silver sea
the far horizon deep and blue
and beckoning to me
It was cold there on the shingle
Winter’s grip an iron chill
But the sunshine on the water
was good and vibrant still

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February 20, 2018

Mermaids

by A. Marie

Men only love us
when they need us, women dip
their babies in, Nereids seeking
to scale their children in armor;
we, ugly selkies, melusines, mer
maids and lads who swim in
black waters, we cannot breathe
the light, merely claw and scrape
at the tops of waves, legs
greeting us with nets and offerings –

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January 23, 2018

Sky, sea, sand and me

by Jem Croucher

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January 20, 2018

Brilliant

by Jem Croucher

The glare was quite brilliant
from the bridge with the blue
and the sunshine so bright
that it looked almost new
The river was brimming
the tide really high
with soft wavelets lapping
as I wandered by

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January 19, 2018

Of lions and gulls

by Jem Croucher

In Portsmouth the lions
outside the Guild Hall
sit patiently waiting
and watch over all

They can never of course
leave their posts as that would
disciplinary matters
be as they should

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January 16, 2018

Words about Seagulls

by Jem Croucher

I have written of seagulls
(Well, I would, wouldn’t I?)
As, living in Sussex
you’ll oft hear their cry

They’re as much of a part
of a life by the coast
as the people who live here
The sea playing host

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January 15, 2018

The Seagull Serenade (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

6 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Seagull’ series

Alone on dampened shingle
The taste of salt around my mouth
I stand braced against a rising wind
And gaze out to the south

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January 14, 2018

Seagulls, the sea and a song (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

5 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Seagulls’ series

Alone on the shingle
Salt in my mouth
Braced against wind
Looking to South
Out there in the green
Waves rise and fall
As I listen again
To familiar call
A song just for me
The swoop and the cry
The sea and its music
As seagulls fly by

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January 13, 2018

Riding with Seagulls (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

4 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Seagulls’ series

I’m riding with seagulls
down here on the beach
as they fly alongside me
just out of reach
It’s like swimming with dolphins
just as wonderful and
the only change is that
I’m still on the land

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January 12, 2018

The Seagull’s Cry (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

3 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Seagulls’ series

The seagulls’ cry
synonymous
of living by the sea

A thing of which
I’ll never tire
for it is a part of me

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January 9, 2018

Broken Breakwater

by Jem Croucher

Progress and safety and
longshore drift
have taken their toll
with budget and thrift
So, rare the breakwater
today you will find
Most hidden away
to low water confined

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January 7, 2018

It’s a gull’s life

by Jem Croucher

“So, this wall in the sun
makes a great place to view
this town where we live
don’t you think, just us two?”

“You’re not wrong my friend
it’s a great place to be
down here by the river
not far from the sea”

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January 3, 2018

To grin or not to grin

by Jem Croucher

And there out to the distant West
Gold fades across the sea
As twilight swiftly passes
and the night time comes to me

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January 2, 2018

Silhouette

by Jem Croucher

At twilight down on Shoreham Beach
When the light is fading fast
And the whisper of the turning tide
Is dark as we walk past

The rising moon out to the East
Glistens on wet sand
Bright just like the sunshine
In the shadows where we stand

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December 15, 2017

HAIKU: CLOUD RIDE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

it hits my window

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December 6, 2017

Lunar Sea

by A. Marie

So are the seas, bright even in this darkness,
Bright like eyes, who’ve not succumb to death,
With lights still inside, peering from the soul;
This is the ocean, and I linger by her, a ghost.

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December 2, 2017

#130 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

POETRY =

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