Posts tagged ‘Sea’

September 13, 2017

Beach Breakfast

by Jem Croucher

Saturday morning came and
the sun was nice and bright
A beach breakfast was beckoning
so we rather thought we might
And just as luck would have it
not that far from home
there’s a restaurant right on the beach
(no need to book by phone)

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September 12, 2017

Down by the seaside

by Jem Croucher

Spent two hours on the water
beyond the outer buoy
Half a mile or so from shore
moments of pure joy
A gentle swell from rising tides
bobbed me around a bit
Watching sailors from the club
out there enjoying it

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September 9, 2017

Sealegs Wobble

by Jem Croucher

We’ve been back home now
for almost two days
with parts of us still out there
in many different ways

It’s called a ‘sealegs wobble’
after a week at sea
A strange but lovely feeling
from a place we love to be

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September 4, 2017

Approaching Kefalonia

by Jem Croucher

Part 16 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

Islands in the distance
across the azure seas
A force five blowing from the east
feels like a summer breeze
Kefalonia looming
on the horizon through the haze
For a seven-hour stopover
on the last but one of days

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September 3, 2017

The Corinth Canal

by Jem Croucher

Part 15 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

The boat was somewhat smaller
but the view was just as fine
Confirming that our choice today
was a wise one made this time

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September 2, 2017

Traffic into Piraeus

by Jem Croucher

Part 14 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

A traffic jam into Piraeus this morning
Many ships all in a queue
The Pilots letting one in at a time
As I watched from the prow with a view

Over the hills to the east the sun rose
Cast a golden glow everywhere
As each found its berth in the harbour here
(Though some were needing to share)

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August 31, 2017

Perfect Day

by Jem Croucher

Part 13 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

Today has been just perfect
with walks beside the sea
Here upon the isle of Crete
in the sunshine, Sal and me

And the clarity of the water
as it captures glinting light
Ever present as we sail
makes everything just right

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August 30, 2017

The Venetian Lighthouse

by Jem Croucher

Part 12 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

To the Venetian Lighthouse
on the old harbour wall
with the breeze from the sea
to cool down one and all
As usual we timed it
with no one about
as it’s only much later
that they all come out

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August 25, 2017

The boy, the ship and me

by Jem Croucher

Part 7 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

Arising early with the sun
the boy looked out to sea
and saw a liner sailing by
where on the prow stood me

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August 21, 2017

Kalamata Heat

by Jem Croucher

Part 3 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

I found a spot of sunshine
with no-one else around
Overlooking Grecian waters
with just the ocean sound

It was very hot – some forty plus
but pleasant in the breeze
as we sailed to Kalamata
through Mediterranean seas

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August 20, 2017

At Sea

by Jem Croucher

‘At Sea’ – 2 0f 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

Slumber with the engine’s thrum
through decks one to five
Come morning though, the sunshine
makes us come alive

Streaming through our window
across a deep blue sea
This borders on perfection
for my soulmate, Sal, and me

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August 18, 2017

I Am Not In Love With Anyone

by A. Marie

I am not in love with anyone. Pablo Neruda, Nikki Giovanni,
Shakespeare, and all his fair women, dressed in men’s robes,
have nothing on me.

Flinty, unyielding; that is what they called me.
No tree could brace against my wind.
In my savage silence, I could sabotage all lovers’ din;
heavy, and unmatchable, though, I strike a rock in orange brightness.

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August 8, 2017

Longshadow wave

by Jem Croucher

The waning sun as evening falls
The sun sets in the West
Long shadows cast upon the beach
The light here at its best

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July 15, 2017

~ Haiku Cyclet

by ladyliterati

~ Haiku Cyclet



Stretching, Dawn yawned

Light plays upon horizons

Sirens seeking sailors


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July 13, 2017

Morning and a paddle

by Jem Croucher

Went boating of a morning
Early birds out with the sun
When everything was quiet
And the day had just begun

The water was idyllic
With just a gentle swell
And the temperature was lovely
As by the picture you can tell

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July 8, 2017

Blue Five

by Jem Croucher

Seven colours, seven days
It’s blue today for me
The fifth one in the rainbow
and the colour of the sea

A place as much a part of me
as I am part of it
which by its calming waters
I will often simply sit

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June 25, 2017

The green and the grey

by Jem Croucher

The prevailing Sou’Westerly’s blowing quite hard
with white horses out there today
Its cooler but the view from the beach
is great with the green and the grey

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June 15, 2017

Two Winds

by Venkat

​two eyes, they rise

two eyes, they kneel

in two hearts

they find none

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May 31, 2017

A Living Fossil

by ShoummoF


You are the visceral imprint,

The perennial impression,

Something deep inside of me,

A poignant and recurring melody.

A song I’ve always known,

The centerpiece, the cornerstone,

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May 18, 2017


by Jem Croucher

The allure of the ocean
calls often to me
whenever I’m taken
away from the sea
So I have to return
as one does for a friend
as its magic and beauty
has no limit or end

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April 17, 2017

Blue, the beach, twilight and a wander

by Jem Croucher

Lights in the far distance
across the darkening sand
In swiftly facing twilight
as night-time gathers and
the beach and sea reflect the blue
with a peaceful lapping sound
And we’re the only people here
with silence all around

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April 16, 2017

Because we can

by Jem Croucher

We’ll walk on the beach
at low tide on the sand
as dusk descends swiftly
and everything’s grand
With the lights from the city
out there to the East
Shining bright like a beacon
for a visual feast

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April 1, 2017

sea anemones

by braveandrecklessblog

taste of sea

in your mouth





your ear a

conch shell

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March 31, 2017


by Jem Croucher

On the rocks by an island
with the tide going out
I saw a seal lounging
and gave him a shout

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March 30, 2017

Whitley Bay

by Jem Croucher

St Mary’s lighthouse on the coast
here at Whitley Bay
On a coastal island
at the tail end of a day

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February 28, 2017


by Jem Croucher


On the wall is a sign
that points to Seaside
It points the right way
and we’ve nothing to hide
For just ten minutes walk
takes us down to the shore
It’s a privilege yes, and
we’d not ask for more

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February 26, 2017

Went for a walk

by Jem Croucher


Went for a walk
down by the sea
Near to the waves
as they sang to me

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February 24, 2017


by Jem Croucher


Sun on water
Surf a flat white
The beach as ever
A wonderful sight
Wavelets turning
Watch them fall
The sea in movement
With its call

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