Posts tagged ‘summer’

February 17, 2017

Afternoon delight

by Jem Croucher

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Stained glass caught it streaming through
Late afternoon delight
The warmth, the sudden comfort
of this winter pale sunlight

January 25, 2017

Winter’s Weeping

by Colly

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I only wish that this could stay…

the yellow’s that are found in May.

December 13, 2016

Finding your sublime

by Jem Croucher

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Yes, I know it’s winter out there
and it’s miserable and wet
But with your imagination
A little summer I can get
It’s really not that difficult
your mind’s eye is what you need
and a willingness to just let go
and listen as agreed

December 8, 2016

The winter bully

by Jem Croucher

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Breath escapes in tiny clouds
a whisper to the chill
as icy iron fingers grab
and hassle me at will
I’m minding my own business
A summer’s child adrift
Lost in this cold wilderness
and feeling somewhat miffed

November 15, 2016

Last Lavender – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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Yet, as winter comes
the last lavender remains
Born of the summer
it stands, poignant to remind
us of warmth now lost to chill

October 17, 2016

Sunday Picnic in Kyoto

by Nick Anthony

Morning frustrations melt away
As the heat of the sun warms the grass.
The day is a hot, but welcome, departure
From a premature foray into fall.
Under the cover of its colorful umbrella,
The canopy of changing leaves keeps us cool.

October 10, 2016

Like A Sunflower

by markfahmy
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Like a sunflower in a sunny field,
she would smile at everyone,

as if every face she met was her sun.



photo from pexels.com
October 2, 2016

Another day of summer

by Jem Croucher

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There may have been a touch
of Autumn in the air
as it started pretty chilly
with my arms, as usual, bare
But when the sun came out
from behind the Eastern sky
it rapidly got warmer
promising another high

September 26, 2016

Remnant of Summer

by Jem Croucher

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On the breath of a morning
I caught in the air
a lingering fragrance
subtle and rare
A remnant of summer
to cherish and hold
and remain with me as
the autumn turns gold

September 24, 2016

Promises Golden

by Jem Croucher

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The day started golden
with promise in store
that there would be warmth
with the sunshine once more
Mid-September but still
the summer is here
Though autumn is calling
and is close by I fear

August 18, 2016

Heat Shimmer

by LuAnne Holder

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The vine simmers
In August’s heated temper

August 16, 2016

Holiday III

by Jem Croucher

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It’s great to sit out in the sunshine
and feel its warmth upon my skin
Especially when, time on my hands
there’s no need to go back in

August 15, 2016

Sunshine yellow

by Jem Croucher

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The beds were full of yellow dahlias
in the churchyard yesterday
Looking lovely in the sunshine
as we paused along the way
We sat and had a coffee
and admired the glorious scene
Quite the most attractive
for a while that there has been

August 13, 2016

A cracking way to start the day

by Jem Croucher

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A cracking way to start the day
riding along the beach
The sea deep blue reflecting sky
and there in easy reach

Part of me would love to stop
jump in and have a swim
But I really need to get to work
and get some hours in

August 11, 2016

Windy days

by Jem Croucher

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Wind in my hair
and wind in my face
It’s blowing me round
and all over the place

August 9, 2016

Shiny shiny

by Jem Croucher

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Shiny shiny
the river today
as slow to the sea
it ebbs on its way
On the footbridge I pause
and soak up the sun
on this wonderful morning
as the day is begun

August 2, 2016

This garden

by Jem Croucher

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Within this garden
summer is captured daily
Sunshine and the rain

August 1, 2016

Before the rain

by Jem Croucher

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Just before the rain
River water smoothly lies
Ebbing to the sea

July 31, 2016

Lavender for a smile

by Jem Croucher

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Yes, I know it looks lovely
in the sunshine out there
But, cropped now its fragrance
is filling the air
So, for double the pleasure
I have a lavender pile
Whilst outside there’s new growth
with crop two for a smile

July 30, 2016

The beach and me (part II)

by Jem Croucher

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It’s much better down here today
the sun is with me and, hey
though the South-Westerly is still pretty strong
it’s blowing me home all the way

July 28, 2016

Two gulls and a fine morning

by Jem Croucher

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Two gulls perched on beach huts
facing out to sea
and as I passed by on my bike
they turned to look at me
I bade them a ‘Good Morning’
and I’m pretty sure that they
said same in seagull language
as I hurried on my way

July 26, 2016

Haven by the sea

by Jem Croucher

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Opened up the beach hut
which needs a lick of paint
But it’s still a lovely place to be
All ours and very quaint

July 25, 2016

Turning wheels

by Jem Croucher

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Now that it’s full summer
and Southern Rail has lost the plot
I thought I’d get back on the bike
and cycle whilst it’s hot
I leave in early morning
when the dawn has just arrived
and everything is quiet
and the peace is not contrived.

July 24, 2016

The sun, some flowers and a smile

by Jem Croucher

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Nasturtiums and Geraniums
in the bright sunshine
Taking pictures of them out there
because all of these are mine
Oranges and yellows
offset by splash of pink
All looking pretty lovely
and splendid, don’t you think?

July 23, 2016

That lavender time again

by Jem Croucher

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I’m capturing the summer
on this fine sunshine day
With a little bit of lavender
to keep the blues away

July 21, 2016

The Summer/Winter Affair

by A. Marie

I kiss the summer, her gold neck
hung as a crescent in my hand. But

I am false; when night descends,
I dream of winter and her snowy bends.

July 20, 2016

Little fish, swim

by Colly

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Do you see any fish?

Swish – Swish

in the water.

July 20, 2016

Summer in a day

by Jem Croucher

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Blazing the heat as though it were Greece
the sunshine on Sussex today
But a breeze from the sea kept the temperature down
torridity there to allay