Posts tagged ‘sunshine’

September 14, 2018

Split

by Jem Croucher

13 of 16 in the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series

The sunshine in the harbour
as we arrived in Split
looked promising for our last day
to make the most of it

Montenegro yes and Italy
have been lovely at behest
but I have to say Croatia
has for me been quite the best

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August 18, 2018

Too hot for the beach

by Jem Croucher

It’s too hot for the beach I think
so in the garden I will stay
relaxing in the sunshine
on this August Saturday

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August 17, 2018

Heat (haiku)

by Jem Croucher

Sunshine glows golden
The summer of August shines
and heat continues

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August 14, 2018

Simply Because

by Jem Croucher

And again I found my way back to the beach
the sun enticing me there
Peeled back the wearisome stab of mundane
to a world without worry or care

The sound of the sea in a brisk August breeze
caressed and soothed as it does
Bringing me back to the place I belong
here in Sussex and simply because…

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August 4, 2018

Slow Season

by Jem Croucher

There are paddle boards and kayaks
Inflatables and yachts
And barking dogs just running
and calling all the shots
There are diamonds on the water
glistening in the sun
with the sound of wavelets breaking
on the shore by everyone

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August 2, 2018

Shadow Wave

by Jem Croucher

Shadow cast on turquoise
I raised a hand and waved
One finger on the shutter
for the photo that I saved

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July 30, 2018

Ever Present

by Jem Croucher

The sun has shone for several weeks
and England’s seen no raining
But I’ve been on the beach most days
so you’ll not hear me complaining

A child of summer, this for me
is perfect beyond measure
Blue skies every day and warmth
revealing summers’ treasure

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July 27, 2018

In sunshine

by Jem Croucher

Lancing beach
the sunshine
the water, flat and calm
Lazy days in summer
the breeze, a gentle balm

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July 13, 2018

Fortunate Fellow

by Jem Croucher

There’s a little dog barking
just in the sea
the gentle waves lapping
as he runs around free
People are paddling
and all having fun
Enjoying the warmth
of the full evening sun

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July 10, 2018

Continuity

by Jem Croucher

Continues the sun
Long hours over summer days
June into July

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July 6, 2018

Long weekends

by Jem Croucher

The welcome of the long weekend
when sun is shining
And, with coffee in hand
I smile to the day and
realise that I am not working

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July 4, 2018

New Day

by Jem Croucher

In the sunshine
with coffee at the dawn of a day
One of the best ways
to start I would say

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June 23, 2018

Joy to share

by Jem Croucher

Glint on water
Sea of blue
You’re just like a friend I knew

Oft I came
sat for a while
That friend knew how to make me smile

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June 18, 2018

Born to the sun revisited

by Jem Croucher

I’ve seen fifty-nine summers
and have loved every one
For back in the fifties
I was born to the sun

A child of a Thursday
I had far to go
But I’d hardly have guessed
what I now have to show

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June 6, 2018

The seagull and me

by Jem Croucher

On the beach and a seagull
perched on a post
Him and me there
both making the most
of what has the promise
a fine day to be
one full of sunshine
for both him and me

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June 3, 2018

Waiting for the sun

by Jem Croucher

I’m waiting for
the sun to come
now the day
has just begun
It’s warming rays
to lift my soul
and amplify
to make me whole

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June 1, 2018

Twelve Months Six

by Jem Croucher

No 11 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months’ series

Thursday’s child has far to go’
Something I had always known

Born of summer, summer’s child
Often wayward, always wild

My birth month June, the first today
Brings me out to dance and play

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May 26, 2018

Child of the summer

by Jem Croucher

To sit in the sunshine
now summer is here
brings me fulfilment
coupled with cheer
For this is my time
I’m at one with the sun
a child of the summer
now winter is done

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May 25, 2018

Changing Colour

by Jem Croucher

And today I sat and changed colour
the May sun hot in the sky
Relaxing long hours in the garden
with a long and contented deep sigh

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May 19, 2018

Alfriston

by Jem Croucher

We traversed Seven Sisters
high cliffs above the sea
Clear blues skies and sunshine
my brother Dave and me
There were lots of foreign students
around the tourist traps
but we left them all behind us
as we walked on, us two chaps

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May 18, 2018

Eastbourne

by Jem Croucher

Woke up to a morning
with zero chance of rain
Another perfect day
for our walkings once again
Starting here in Eastbourne
with the sun on deep blue sea
the day is full of promise
for my brother, Dave and me

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May 13, 2018

Colour Jumble

by Jem Croucher

Like a jumble of colour
the sunshine of May
make known its existence
as a potter with clay

Expertly crafted
the warmth that it brought
give us the summer
that we had long sought

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May 12, 2018

Sunshine followed sunshine

by Jem Croucher

Sunshine followed sunshine
May had listened well
Another day of yellow
the echo there could tell

Spring may just have passed us by
this year but in replacement
Summer’s here and early
to fill us with amazement

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May 11, 2018

Return of a friend

by Jem Croucher

And in the clouds I saw yellow
knew it was the sun
and from the warmth that I felt
knew that summer had come
And from the scent in the air
of freshly mown grass
knew my friend had returned
to stay at long last

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May 9, 2018

At last the sunshine

by Jem Croucher

And at last the sunshine
deigned to appear
We were starting to wonder
and (dare I say) fear
that winter would stay and
well into summer
which would have been really
a bit of a bummer

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May 8, 2018

Of the sun

by Jem Croucher

Winter clung fast
to April’s last day
with rain and strong winds
to greet first of May

Yet there is still time
for the sunshine to come
with promise of summer
born of the sun

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May 4, 2018

The stranger

by Jem Croucher

Sunshine came through
my window, looking for somewhere
to sit. “Anywhere will do” I said

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Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, April 2018 – Jempics

May 3, 2018

Middlesborough Singing

by Jem Croucher

A long trip up north
six hours on a train
met when I got there
with wetness and rain

So I thought of the sun
and the warmth that it brings
as that’s always enough
to make my heart sing

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