Posts tagged ‘seagulls’

July 8, 2018

Me and the seagulls

by Jem Croucher

On the beach here on my day
the best place to be
Outside the beach hut
beside the blue sea
Sou’ Westerly blowing
Waves green and blue
White horses leaping
with surf as they do

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March 7, 2018

No Fishing

by Jem Croucher

The seagulls were hopeful
as they flew overhead
But the fisherman’s stayed
nice and warm in his bed

And his boat remains covered
with tarpaulin and snow
His nets and his lines
packed away and in stow

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February 22, 2018

#198 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

SEAGULL FLOATING
By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =

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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 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 11, 2018

Seagulls Passing (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

2 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Seagulls’ series

Sitting in the sunshine
by the river at high tide
A seagull came and perched
on the railings by my side
We had a little chat
as it seemed the thing to do
Passing a few pleasantries
before away he flew

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January 10, 2018

Bob Marley Seagull (reprise)

by Jem Croucher

1 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Seagulls’ series

It was raining in Brighton
and, strolling back to the car
parked there in Ann Street
from the centre, not far
We paused to admire
on the wall, ‘cross the way
some graffiti scrawled quickly
but with something to say

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September 4, 2016

Three sixty degree seas

by Jem Croucher

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Three seagulls have been following
and flying in our wake
Means we must be close to land
of that there’s no mistake
For though three sixty round about
Iberian waters lie
we’re fairly close to Portugal
the seagulls seemed to cry

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August 6, 2016

Riding with seagulls

by Jem Croucher

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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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July 28, 2016

Two gulls and a fine morning

by Jem Croucher

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Two gulls perched on beach huts
facing out to sea
and as I passed by on my bike
they turned to look at me
I bade them a ‘Good Morning’
and I’m pretty sure that they
said same in seagull language
as I hurried on my way

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June 28, 2016

Beach blues

by Jem Croucher

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Took myself for a walk on the beach
for an hour at lunchtime today
There were seagulls out there sunbathing
and blue flowers on display

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April 22, 2016

Seagulls, the sea and a song

by Jem Croucher

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Alone on the shingle
Salt in my mouth
Braced against wind
Looking to South

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January 15, 2016

Manchester, some gulls and the Irwell

by Jem Croucher

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In a line on a railing
in Manchester’s chill
a long row of gulls
sat perfectly still
It was almost as if
they were posing for me
as they rested a while
inland from the sea
So I took a few pictures
as they didn’t mind
with Blackfriars Bridge
on the Irwell behind

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January 5, 2016

Sussex shores and breath taken

by Jem Croucher

 

Muddy brown midst churning waves
I hear the ocean sing
with yellow skies beneath the grey
and seagulls on the wing

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July 26, 2015

A song for me

by Jem Croucher

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Four gulls on a roofline
three in a row
and all of them calling
to me down below
Their words as a choir
in sweet harmony
said a myriad things
of what it is to be free

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May 28, 2015

Sets the sun

by Jem Croucher

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Sets the sun o’er golden evening
Summer’s soft call now
the heat of day slip-slides away
Cooling now, my brow

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November 21, 2014

Lucy’s gulls

by Jem Croucher

 

I felt disinclined to write today
Not sure why that should be
For there’s plenty going on around
Just nothing that grabs me

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