Posts tagged ‘spring’

May 9, 2022

Ancient woodlands’ bequest

by Jem Croucher
The bluebells are blooming, it's that time of year
in the garden there under the tree
that gives shade from the sun
when their time has begun
for this lovely bright vision we see

May 7, 2022


by Jem Croucher
The cherry tree in Ham Field
is in full blossom and looks great
so I'm rather pleased we left things
and decided then to wait
til some warmer Springtime weather
before coming to this place
as now we see it in full glory
as it smiles in Summer's face

April 27, 2022

Summer in April

by Jem Croucher
At the end of April, summer
made an early show of hand
as the sun shone warm on Sussex
fair across this pleasant land
So I put a best foot forward
took advantage with no shame
once more into the hedgerow
bordered pathways, trails and lane
Exploring parts of Sussex
I had never been before
in this lovely springtime sunshine
as that's just what it is for

April 15, 2022

An ode to Spring

by Jem Croucher

Twelve scribings revisited; concluding (12 of 12) the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

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

April 14, 2022


by Jem Croucher

Twelve scribings revisited; 11 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

Counting days til sunshine
and the pleasure that will bring
with long hours at the beach hut
in the warmer days of Spring

April 11, 2022

A toast to Springtime

by Jem Croucher

Twelve scribings revisited; 8 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

Springtime’s definitely on it’s way
as in the pot out front
two daffodils are glowing 
as from the earth they shunt
‘Glowing’ here and ‘growing’ 
the choice of word is right
as after winter’s iron chill 
they are a welcome sight

April 10, 2022


by Jem Croucher

Twelve scribings revisited; 7 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

April cast a shadow
though I’m not in mind to care
for it was one cast by the sunshine
and the Springtime almost there
April cast a shadow
to hide the winter chills from view
heralding a summer and
warmer times anew
April cast a shadow
on the first of thirty days
showed the fool where he should go
with all his foolish ways

April 9, 2022


by Jem Croucher

Twelve scribings revisited; 6 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

Magical this influence
of Mother Nature’s hand
blessed with a dose of sunshine
all across the land
Springtime knows no boundaries
her hand is everywhere
painting all with colour
for everyone to share

April 8, 2022

Pocket of Springtime

by Jem Croucher

Twelve scribings revisited; Part 5 in the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

Sitting in a pocket of springtime
Warmed by a welcome embrace
Breathing deeply the fragrance
Feeling the sun on my face
Knowing the winter’s behind me
Forgetting the six months of chill
Looking forward to summer
Promising warmer days still

April 7, 2022

An It’s A Spring Thing Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Allergy season

It’s that time of year when Love is in the Air
And a whole lotta pollen

read more »

April 7, 2022

Now the Spring

by Jem Croucher

Twelve scribings revisited; Part 4 in the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

Now the Spring has found its voice
it is shouting out in yellow
‘Have some sun and warmer days’
it cries like a good fellow
Summer clothes and summer smiles
find the people, one and all
And sunglasses in abundance heed
that welcome Springtime call

April 6, 2022


by Jem Croucher

Twelve scribing revisited; Part 3 in the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

Green grass freshly mown
breathe deep smell the loam
Green shoots on the trees
sprouting now into leaves
Green fronds nature tells
there will be sun and then bluebells
Green April leaps to spring
giving life to everything

April 5, 2022


by Jem Croucher

Twelve scribings revisited; Part 2 in the Jemverse ‘Malleable Days’ series

I think that if there’s one
thing to remind me of the Spring
It is the humble daffodil
and the pleasure it will bring
It’s all about the yellow
Bringing warmth sealed by the sun
and it’s something of the promise
at shadow’s end with light begun
From the monochrome of winter
the brightest colour for a while
The bright but humble daffodil
is sure to bring a smile

April 4, 2022


by Jem Croucher

Twelve scribings revisited; Part 1 in the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

And I’ll tell you another thing and this is quite good
And it has a good ending and it’s right that it should
And there is still a chill and it’s still hanging on
And I think it is going and it won’t now be long
And then we’ll have summer and I will be free
And the days will be longer and I’ll return to the sea
And the flowers will blossom and the trees will be green
And the sun will be warm and be the best it has been


Photo – Jempics

And…‘ was first published via Jemverse on 3 March 2015.

April 2, 2022

Small yellow II

by Jem Croucher
Small yellow in my garden
at the bottom in the sun
caught my eye this morning
now the winter time is done
I don't what its name is
but it grows here every year
yellow in Spring sunshine
so for me has purpose clear
It's there to play a rhythm
to accompany the song
that rises with crescendo
to play all summer long

April 1, 2022


by Jem Croucher

8 of 12 in the Jemverse series ’12 months V

First of April here for fools
yet no prank here but truth
for this is now the time of Spring
when nature shows its youth
There's evidence of that all around
with bluebells in the grass
and the yellow of forsythia
as winter breathes its last
And I for one I welcome this
fresh nuance of the year
as sunshine bears its testament
for days of warmth and cheer

March 29, 2022

Back again

by Jem Croucher
I'm down at the beach hut
it needs no explaining
making the most of
the sun still remaining
the locks were quite stiff
from the salt and the rain
but they loosened at last
so it's open again

March 28, 2022

First Daisy II

by Jem Croucher
First daisy down there
in the grass
waiting for me
as I passed
Radient with sunshine flare
I took a pic
to onward share
and with the green
a painting framed
as gilt-edged it
the Springtime named

March 20, 2022


by Jem Croucher
There is sunshine today
and I think at long last
the Spring has awoken from slumber
as forsythia yellow 
like a jolly good fellow
has blooms on its limbs in good number

March 4, 2022

Supermarket daffodils

by Jem Croucher
A splash of vibrant yellow
on the table brought a grin
reminded us of summer 
from this winter place we're in
Supermarket daffodils
several weeks ahead of Spring
have no sense of timing
yet encourage us to sing

March 1, 2022


by Jem Croucher

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

First of March and in mind's eye
spring begins with early sigh
as green shoots winter's chill decry
and yellow makes a stand

First of March the grass grows long
and blackbirds burst to morning song
as buds burst forth in happy throng
and yellow shows its hand

First of March the sun shines high
reaching up into the sky
replacing truth from winter's lie
and yellow comes as planned

May 10, 2021

Ivy leafed Toadflax

by Jem Croucher
Ivy leafed Toadflax
growing on the wall
pink and really pretty
as the Springtime comes to call
Delicate its flowers
as it spreads this time of year
it's great to see it growing there
to bring some daily cheer

April 25, 2021

Pleasant enough

by Jem Croucher

It’s pleasant enough

sitting out in the sun

with a dog at my side

and a pen on the run

Capturing words

here in full flow

from the mind of a poet

to the pages below

April 23, 2021

Shiny II

by Jem Croucher

I’m in the garden, it’s shiny

and growing right there

two dandelions in

the bright sunshine glare

So, as they’re yellow and lovely

and doing no harm

I trimmed the grass round them

so as not to alarm

And sitting here now

with a beer at my side

the shiny world smiles

and my grin is quite wide

April 16, 2021

Tri-haiku XVIII (Summer’s child again)

by Jem Croucher

Concluding ‘The Spring 21’ series from Jemverse (12 of 12)

I am summer’s child

Born of Spring I blossom and

bloom to full glory

I am summer’s child

My warmth grows stronger by the

day as sunshine comes

April 15, 2021

Sunshine shadow revisited

by Jem Croucher

11 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘The Spring 21’

Sunshine shadow

casts a glance

with nonchalance and whimsy

warming through the window

but outside still frail and flimsy

April 14, 2021

Yup – still singing

by Jem Croucher

10 of 12 in ‘The Spring 21’ series from Jemverse


Wet roads glisten in sunshine

fresh from the rain

as I sit here gazing

from my window again

Very little here passing

lock-down in full swing

but there’s full colour highlight

born of the Spring

April 13, 2021

Spring (finally) again

by Jem Croucher

9 of 12 in ‘The Spring 21’ series from Jemverse

And finally Spring

arrives in a day

long hours of sunshine

hip-hip hooray

On the breeze is a fragrance

carried with grace

as we welcome the Springtime

with warm embrace