Posts tagged ‘spring’

May 7, 2020

Bussokuseki week V (Thursday)

by Jem Croucher

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Here in the sunshine
with birdsong soft on the breeze
I can lose myself
close my eyes and drift away
to the sweet refrain of Spring
That favourite melody

©Jemverse

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May 2, 2020

Poem and Prose II

by Jem Croucher

Today with momentum
finding pattern and form
my page bore a colour
which for me is the norm

It was yellow and vibrant
the colour of Spring
mixing there with my words
and waiting to sing

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May 1, 2020

First IX

by Jem Croucher

9 of 12 in the Jemverse series ’12 months III’

On our wall there hangs a Hockney
A print we hold so dear
as with its vibrant colour
always brings us lots of cheer

And as Hockney loves a hawthorn
it seemed appropriate to say
that the colour in the hedgerows now
is the one that is of May

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April 30, 2020

Jasmine tanka

by Jem Croucher

Fragrant with Jasmine
captured in the evening air
The essence of Spring
And here with warmer evenings
embellish the privilege

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April 29, 2020

Bluebell tanka

by Jem Croucher

Bluebells in sunshine
Indicative of April
raise their lovely heads
and with prelude to laughter
dance as Spring looks to Summer

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April 12, 2020

Still singing

by Jem Croucher

Wet roads glisten in sunshine
fresh from the rain
as I sit here gazing from
my high window again
There’s not much here passing
lockdown in full swing
but it highlights the colour
which comes from the Spring

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April 4, 2020

Little yellow II

by Jem Croucher

There are little yellow flowers
I don’t know what they are
but they always come around this time
and are quite spectacular
Vibrant in the sunshine
they raise their heads and sing
appearing at the end of March
just before the Spring

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April 1, 2020

First VIII

by Jem Croucher

8 of 12 in the Jemverse series ’12 months III’

Three months have gone and
April is here and
the world is a different place
Enforced isolation
keeps us apart
as if we had fallen from grace

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March 21, 2020

Sunshine shadow

by Jem Croucher

Sunshine shadow
casts a glance
with nonchalance and whimsy
warming through the window
but outside still frail and flimsy

Sunshine shadow
gains in strength
now though as Springtime garners
new life from winter’s barren hands
for gardeners and farmers

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March 4, 2020

And II…

by Jem Croucher

And I’ll tell you one thing
And this is quite good
And it has a good ending
And it’s right that it should

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March 2, 2020

I sing

by Jem Croucher

The sunshine comes against the blue
with birds up in the tree
encouraging this morning
as the Springtime here I see
Yes there is still a present chill
the crisp of winter clings
but in my heart the summer comes
so with the birds I sing

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March 1, 2020

First VII

by Jem Croucher

7 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months III’ series

Yellow is indicative
as first of March arrives
and with daffodils the birth flower
we know that hope survives

Spring’s just round the corner
so the warmth will not be long
Promise brings a purpose
to the timbre of this song

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February 24, 2020

Daffodils

by Jem Croucher

Yellow and gorgeous
they gleam from the vase
on the table, a nod to the Spring
Shouting a welcome
they want us to dance
and lift up our voices and sing

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January 31, 2020

It felt like Spring

by Jem Croucher

It felt like Spring
through I knew that it wasn’t
outside in the garden today
as down near the ground
green shoots were around
with colour now well on its way

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December 28, 2019

An ode to Spring

by Jem Croucher

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Winter’s grey-cast clouds have passed
and Summer’s child is here
to bring us hope and merriment
and fill our hearts with cheer
This child is full of freedom
speaking freshly of the truth
which every year around this time
gives nature’s hand its youth
Summer’s child will not stay long
but with a flair and fling
as seasons through the years have sung
for Summer’s child is Spring

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June 6, 2019

Sunday in Spring

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Two fields over, Rooks argue
a raucous parley that
goes on and on and on
while other birds sing prettily

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May 26, 2019

Whimsy Spring

by Colly

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THE BUTTERFLY MET THE BEE.

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May 12, 2019

Tri-haiku XVIII (Summer’s Child)

by Jem Croucher

I am summer’s child
Born of Spring, I blossom and
bloom to full glory

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May 11, 2019

Pink III

by Jem Croucher

I’m bold and I’m gorgeous
Bright in the sun
Pink, I am all about
life that’s begun
And I have no comparison
for tears or a smile
As you’ll not see such beauty
again for a while

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May 10, 2019

Pink II

by Jem Croucher

I lay as soft carpet
pink where I fall
Whilst above me all turns to green

My task it is over
as with beauty I fade
leaving growth wherever I’ve been

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May 9, 2019

Pink

by Jem Croucher

The breeze has blown
all the pink to the ground
from the blossom up there in the tree
Like a carpet it lies
with a hint of surprise
which is very appealing to me

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May 4, 2019

Cherry blossom lovely

by Jem Croucher

The cherry blossom’s in full bloom
on the allotment in the sun
as I sit here and write a while
now the strimming is all done
The grass grows quick this time of year
so I’m down here quite a bit
with spare batteries in my bag
in case the good ones quit

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May 2, 2019

Sunshine V

by Jem Croucher

The warmth returned
and with it came
a thing with a forgotten name
It bathed most
everything it saw
with light and warmth and something more

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May 1, 2019

May

by Jem Croucher

No.9 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months II’ series

May arrives with emerald glow
When Spring is here and in full flow
And oft to walking we will go
In the warm sunshine

May arrives as summer’s child
With warmer days and weather mild
On which we all will oft have smiled
With the warm sunshine

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April 14, 2019

For a flower passing

by Jem Croucher

On April seven a flower bloomed
as another faded still
falling silently asleep
Gently passing til
with spreading wide of petals
and yellow for the Spring
The one that bloomed to passing
stood with angels there to sing

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April 12, 2019

Tri-haiku XVI (sparkles)

by Jem Croucher

Doors flung wide open
the outside comes inside now
with fragrance of Spring

The stranger visits
looking for a place to sit
Anywhere will do

And its radiance
paints everything golden here
Sparkles all over

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April 7, 2019

The wilfulness of Apples

by The Cheesesellers Wife

A breeze ripples pinkwhite blossom
stars lean down from space

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April 7, 2019

Tri-Haiku XIV (Spring)

by Jem Croucher

Spring speaks of yellow
as sunshine comes to the fore
and life awakens

Spirea whiteness
as April sunshine returns
A nod to winter

In grass freshly mown
Here is the fragrance of Spring
and we are alive

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