Posts tagged ‘spring’

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

April 12, 2021

Perfection in pink again

by Jem Croucher

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

The clematis against the fence

of the allotment in Ham Field

has many words which may describe

the beauty here revealed

But I’ll keep it nice and simple

the best way here I think

and simply say in these eight lines

perfection’s here in pink

April 10, 2021

Verdant again

by Jem Croucher

6 of 12 in the ‘Spring series 21’ from Jemverse

 

Luxuriant this time of year

the grass is verdant green

and unless I am mistaken

looks the best it’s ever been

It’s thick and lush and lovely

and loves the Springtime sun

which bathes it in a golden light

until the day is done

April 9, 2021

A pocket of Springtime revisited

by Jem Croucher

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

 

Sitting in a pocket of Springtime

warmed by a welcome embrace

breathing in deeply the fragrance

feeling the sun on my face

knowing the winter’s behind me

forgetting the long months of chill

looking forward to summer

promising warmer days still

April 8, 2021

Indicative too

by Jem Croucher

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

 

Indicative of summer

the Springtime grows and grows

it’s getting warmer by the day

as only April knows

The light has changed, it’s brighter now

and days are longer too

more growing time much needed

brings colours into view

April 7, 2021

Green again

by Jem Croucher

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

Green grass freshly mown

breathe deep, smell the loam

Green shoots on the trees

sprouting now into leaves

Green fronds, nature tells

there’ll be sun and then bluebells

Green of April leaps to Spring

giving life to everything

April 6, 2021

A warming II

by Jem Croucher

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

 

Hues in garden

Springtime green

open window

bright sunbeam

Weather warming

yellow’s here

sunshine beckons

with good cheer

March 29, 2021

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

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March 27, 2021

A cracking hacking

by Jem Croucher

In the garden today
I went wild with the shears
chopping back all the growth
that remained from last year

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March 23, 2021

Fine days and sunshine

by Jem Croucher

Sitting in my garden
thinking ‘grass – it needs a trim’
but I’m content to sit here
in the sunspot I am in
and sip an IPA I found
in the cupboard waiting there
for just a moment such as this
I’l say with ‘savour faire’

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March 22, 2021

Days

by Jem Croucher

Days I can throw wide abandon
open the window and sing
breathing in deep the fresh morning air
warmed by the sunshine of Spring

Such as these made for enrichment
filling us each with sublime
for spring to the step and joy to the heart
in which we all are entwined

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March 17, 2021

Pink IV

by Jem Croucher

A little sprig of pink
in the winter brown today
captured my attention
as I passed upon my way
So I whipped my iPhone out
and took a picture on the spot
as it seemed the thing to do
and I thought ‘why ever not’

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March 16, 2021

Goldfinch

by Jem Croucher

Goldfinch in my garden
hopping round about
looking for some nibbles
Spring is here. No doubt.
Grass needs a good cutting
but I’ll leave it for a bit
give it a chance to take good hold
not make too much of it

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March 13, 2021

Swathes of sun

by Jem Croucher

It’s hopeful seeing swathes of sun
in the garden daily here
even though it’s three weeks hence
til longer daytime cheer
It’s not until the end of March
that British Summer Time
gives us more daily sunlight
as we turn to warmer clime

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March 8, 2021

A toast to Springtime

by Jem Croucher

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

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March 1, 2021

Come Springtime, Come!

by Colly
A spread of yellow bright as the sun.
Bequeath with petals to please the bees.
The yellow dandelion whilst appear.
Spring shall est soon be here. 
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May 7, 2020

Bussokuseki week V (Thursday)

by Jem Croucher

5 of 7

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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