Posts tagged ‘shingle’

November 28, 2017

Shingle

by Jem Croucher

4 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Shoreham’ series

The shingle covered beaches
mightn’t be your cup of tea
But they’re all a part of Sussex
so that’s good enough for me
You might prefer the feel of sand
Well Shoreham has that too
For at low tide there’s great expanse
extending from the land

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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

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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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June 23, 2016

Knapweed the Greater

by Jem Croucher

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I have a bolthole on the beach
and you’ll often find me there
Gazing at the open sea
oft with a pensive stare

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June 8, 2016

Pink Valerian

by Jem Croucher

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Growing wild on Sussex beaches
Pink Valerian provides
Some colour on the shingle
high above the tides
It grows behind the beach huts
and on the shingle too
Quite beautiful in summer
adding to the view

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March 28, 2016

As above, so below

by Jem Croucher

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As above, so here below
blue sky and deep blue sea
The gently turning silent waves
creep up to welcome me

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February 24, 2016

Kissed by moving water

by Jem Croucher

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Kissed by moving water
gentle, sometimes strong
shingle moves the shifting sand
to the ocean’s song

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October 12, 2015

Bracklesham Bay

by Jem Croucher

 

Horses in the water
Tide upon the turn
People having cups of tea
October sunshine burn

On the shingle, fossil hunters
Carefully turn each stone
Searching for a special thing
To treasure and take home

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July 5, 2015

Poppy

by Jem Croucher

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Yellow poppy, Lancing beach
Shingle fauna growing wild
Glorious in the bright sunshine
Spreading out and undefiled

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