Posts tagged ‘sheep’

June 16, 2022

Tarmount Shepherds

by Jem Croucher
Now where people park their cars
on tarmac for some shopping
once stood an open field where
you'd oft see sheep a-hopping
A shepherd's hut stood to the south
close to its southern border
fenced in with wooden latticework
to keep the sheep in order
On Tarmount Lane in Shoreham town
the shepherd's field you'd see
for many years with grazing
for the sheep that wandered free

March 20, 2021

And today there were sheep

by Jem Croucher

And today there were sheep
In the lower field still
jumping about and
climbing the hill
They ignored us of course
but I waved just the same
as they didn’t know
the reason we came
For today there were sheep
but sometime there are not
Sometimes it is cold
and sometimes it is hot
But we always come
because this is our grace
and together we three
are alive in this place

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February 21, 2021

Sheep convention

by Jem Croucher

The sheep had a convention
in the upper field today
I suspect grass was the subject
or some munching anyway
And there were clearly some ringleaders
as they moved around a lot
their noses buried in the grass
from spot to luscious spot

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November 25, 2020

A sheep’s lot

by Jem Croucher

A sheep looking chilly
there in the field
caught my eye when just passing
in the Sussex Weald

Forlorn it stood pleading
with a look it its eye
“Could it come with me?”
as I wandered by

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November 3, 2020

November reflections

by Jem Croucher

Clouds in the field
and up in the sky
caught my eye there
as I wandered by
Some in the green
and others in blue
reflecting each other
the fall to eschew

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May 16, 2018

On a Hill in Wales, Father and Son

by Stephen


To the beginning son, go back with me
Remember how I stood beside you when…

No, you only remember my absence.

Here we return with precision, an arrow
Fired by the great Tell who reveals us.
The apple on our heads, the gift of Eve
Who saw in us the beginning of Love.

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January 24, 2018

Sheep may safely graze

by Jem Croucher

Bach, three hundred years ago
wrote an aria for some sheep
with words by Salomon Frank
full of meaning, rich and deep

Sheep may safely graze and pasture
and they do still to this day
as we approach the roundabout
down here round Shoreham way

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August 19, 2017

The Shepherd

by Angela Umphers Rueger

The loving Shepherd walked among the sheep;
By name each one He called.

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May 28, 2017


by Jem Croucher

Up upon the Sussex hills
on Friday afternoon
I spied a sheep with new born lamb
the timing, opportune

As in my hand I happened
to have a camera with a zoom
allowing me to get in close
and for a moment be attune

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March 7, 2017


by Jem Croucher

This week you’ll find me writing
(continuing with a leap)
about an animal each day
and today concerns a sheep
We think of them as stupid
but I’m not having that at all
For I know they have intelligence
like this one on a wall

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January 4, 2015


by dokurtybitz

With the cold inhumanity
Of the lives we lead
How can one
Avoid fading into the
Gray mush
Like a zombie

November 27, 2014

Christmas sheep

by Jem Croucher


I am resolutely steadfast
Not to wish the time away
But have been reminded since September
That it will soon be Christmas day

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August 1, 2014

Two sheep

by Jem Croucher

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