Posts tagged ‘steam train’

May 15, 2023

Bluebell Loop

by Jem Croucher
Bluebell by name and bluebell by nature
the walk was the best in a while
Seven miles wandering the countryside pure
in Sussex to bring us a smile

Five of us this time, numbers have swelled
the family out here together
with mud underfoot and grey of the sky
determined whatever the weather

We took in the woods with the blue and the green
passing paddocks and ponds on the way
before walking the tracks yesteryear provides still
the proud Sussex Bluebell Railway

April 1, 2016

A whistle, a puff of steam and a smile

by Jem Croucher


Sitting in the sunshine
with a welcome cup of tea
I heard a far off whistle
echoing ‘cross the green valley
And there, across the fields
with a puff of whitened steam
a train left Bodiam station
trundling through the Sussex green

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January 23, 2015

Beeching’s Blunder

by Jem Croucher


Later on tonight
With a beer to boot
We brothers meet
To plan a route

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