Posts tagged ‘sunshine’

September 13, 2020

September Sunshine II

by Jem Croucher

Sitting in the sunshine
outside my house is great
especially this time of year
with shadows getting late

As north facing out the back
by four the sun has gone
hidden by the apex where
in summer months it shone

Yet out front I bask in glory
and can stay here for some time
for there remain some hours yet
of mid-September shine

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September 7, 2020

September sunshine

by Jem Croucher

An hour of gorgeous sunshine
before the clouds come by
and hide again the golden globe
is perfect where I lie
It’s just enough to heal an ill
or chase some blues away
so I’m hoping that I’ll see some more
on each September day

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August 19, 2020

Living in shorts

by Jem Croucher

So I sat in the garden
and it felt very hot
which sat well with me
as, content with my lot
I am best in the sunshine
and the summer sun
living in shorts ’til
the cooler times come

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August 11, 2020

Things to do on hot days I

by Jem Croucher

Went down to Al Campo
the heat just like abroad
somewhere on the Continent
for brunch between a word

Conversation with my children
well, most of them at least
with a cold beer on the side
and late breakfast for a feast

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July 26, 2020

Seemed appropriate

by Jem Croucher

So I laid out in the sunshine
let my thoughts just drift away
Seemed appropriate to do this
on such a lovely day

The sunshine it was warming
and it was peaceful there
quietly in my garden
to relax without a care

It bordered on subliminal
exquisite and replete
a moment shared with no one
out in the summer heat

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July 21, 2020

An ode to summer (revisited)

by Jem Croucher

10 of 10 in ‘The summer’ series  from Jemverse

Momentum carries me forward
into the heat of the day
for a warmth that summer belongs to
with feeling mere words cannot say
It’s the season I always long for
Its comfort a tangible thing
Its presence to hold and cling onto
for a smile and a reason to sing

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July 20, 2020

Summer days (revisited)

by Jem Croucher

9 of 10 in ‘The summer’ series from Jemverse

On the beach at low water
watching seagulls at play
the view here at Worthing
around the wide bay
of the coastline in Sussex
bathed in a blue
reflecting the sky
is a joy to eschew

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July 19, 2020

Summer knows (revisited)

by Jem Croucher

8 of 10 in ‘The summer’ series from Jemverse

Purple fields
fragrance high
sunshine bright
deep a sigh
Lavender
in perfect rows
ripe for harvest
summer knows

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July 18, 2020

My summertime delight (revisited)

by Jem Croucher

7 of 10 in ‘The summer’ series from Jemverse

It caught me by surprise today
so bright it made me squint
when throwing wide the curtains
through the window with a glint

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July 17, 2020

Catching summer (revisited)

by Jem Croucher

6 of 10 in ‘The summer’ series from Jemverse

In bright sunshine behind a wall
I took a snap and captured all
Summer caught in picture frame
The glare the warmth the sweet refrain
An echo on a silent breeze
The soft sunshine on naked knees

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July 16, 2020

Summer grin (revisited)

by Jem Croucher

5 of 10 in ‘The summer’ series from Jemverse

Summertime in sunglasses
the sun comes from within
‘cos deep behind the darkness
is my special summer grin

©Jemverse

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July 15, 2020

Summer (revisited)

by Jem Croucher

4 of 10 in ‘The summer’ series from Jemverse

Oaken tree tall, middle of field
Shading all from the sun’s heady yield
Shadow of evening, summer is here
Cobwebs have vanished, eyes are now clear
Long gone the cold that brought chill to the bone
Here now the sultriness smiling from home

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July 14, 2020

Of summer (revisited)

by Jem Croucher

3 of 10 in ‘The Summer’ series from Jemverse

Strong, fresh cold winds
blow through me
like I’m a shadow
Yet, in my mind’s eye
I am summer
and translucent

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July 13, 2020

Reflected summer (revisited)

by Jem Croucher

2 of 10 in ‘The summer’ series from Jemverse

Summer in the water
reflected by the green
Its millpond surface smooth
reflecting where I’ve been
Days of warmth and pleasure
bathing in the sun
Life exuding nature
enjoyed by everyone

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July 12, 2020

The summer of me (revisited)

by Jem Croucher

1 of 10 in ‘The summer’ series from Jemverse

When the morning air welcomes
From a night time that’s done
And the wind has died down
Giving warmth to the sun
And the sea’s a flat calm
Now the new day’s begun
The summer of me lives again

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July 8, 2020

More Summer

by Jem Croucher

It’s miserable out there
so I think today I’ll stay
cosy here inside my home
and simply have a play

The wind is blowing boisterous
and the sky is full of rain
But it’s summer and July so
the sun will come again

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July 1, 2020

First XI

by Jem Croucher

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

We’re half way through the summer
but I hope it won’t go soon
as now it is first of July
and fades the month of June
The sun at least has been a friend
for weeks now it appears
helping to dispel the dread
that grows from Covid’s fears

So I really hope the summer
stays with us for a good while
as it warms the cockles of our hearts
and certainly brings a smile
And yes the social distancing
on the beaches is a thing
but who can really blame them
when the sunshine has a fling

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June 27, 2020

Bliss IV

by Jem Croucher

It was really quite hot
but the colour right there
showed me one thing
that the sun had a care
For it with the rain
when that comes gives us this
a garden that’s lovely
for joy and for bliss

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June 24, 2020

Back to the beach hut

by Jem Croucher

Got back to the beach hut
it’s been quite a while
so it’s good to be back
at the place with a smile
The wind was quite blowy
but the sunshine was out
and because of the wind
there was no-one about

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June 20, 2020

The longest day

by Jem Croucher

The longest day
the Solstice here
June twentieth
at the mid year
The sunshine stays
as well it might
and with us til
it is twilight
So celebrate
the Solstice day
with dance and song
as well you may
Mid-summer daylight
Green Man shout
tells one and all
the sunshine’s out

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May 11, 2020

Sunshine V

by Jem Croucher

Until the last rays of sunshine pass
I’ll find a spot in the sun
and sit and enjoy and soak it all up
until the daytime is done

For that is my lot, my substance, my all
my reason for being I’d say
and what better thing would one do in the sun
than sit out in it during the day

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April 24, 2020

In the garden

by Jem Croucher

In the garden in the sunshine
sun is warm but there’s a chill
Wondering at the moment
if I won’t or if I will

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April 14, 2020

First Dandelion

by Jem Croucher

First dandelion in the sun
yellow there and bright
and though it is a weed I know
it brings a lovely sight

So I’m not going to pull it up
but let it grow instead
to bring me joy and pleasure
with its lovely yellow head

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April 6, 2020

Sedoka week II (Monday)

by Jem Croucher

2 of 7

For life continues
still in these uncertain days
Springtime comes and sun still shines
and mornings still dawn
for days when bright moments can
now be seized, captured and held

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April 3, 2020

About sitting outside

by Jem Croucher

I sat outside and sunned myself
at the end of March
it was warm out in the sunshine
underneath the larch
It was a little windy
but I didn’t mind a bit
‘Cos I was in my element
and enjoying all of it

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April 2, 2020

Keeping happy

by Jem Croucher

Sunshine’s out there bright and high
warm and always shining
So, resolute, I’m joining it and
stopping all the whining
As safely in my garden I can
keep at social distance
yet be outside enjoying life
and sunshine at this instance

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March 26, 2020

Tri-haiku XXVII (sunshine)

by Jem Croucher


In these troubled days
with my movement restricted
by Covid-19

I am resolute
that the sunshine will remain
and bring fortitude

It is my saving
Ever precious and constant
A true friend indeed

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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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