Posts tagged ‘sunshine’

July 4, 2019

Joie de vivre III

by Jem Croucher

Just a simple glimpse
of yellow does the trick
to bring a smile and tear

Fills my heart
with summer sun
and joie de vivre and cheer

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July 3, 2019

Tri-haiku XIX (Summer)

by Jem Croucher

Now this summer sun
brings yellow to the fore
and I am shining

Now this summer sun
brings a warmth that radiates
and I am browning

Now this summer sun
brings a laughter to the fore
and I am grinning

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June 18, 2019

60 (aka ‘Born to the sun again’)

by Jem Croucher

I’ve seen sixty 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
And I’m still on the journey
and still in the flow

I’ve memories a plenty
and a lot more to come
for this child of the summer
who was born to the sun

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June 5, 2019

The Light

by Jem Croucher

In this chill air, this morning
when the light has just begun
I shiver in the sunshine
for the night is barely done

In this warm air, this noontime
with the light is in full swing
I bathe in the full sunshine
with the warmth that it will bring

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June 1, 2019

June III

by Jem Croucher

No 10 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months II’ series

Momentum carries us to June
from the month of May
The sunshine warm, the summer here
the lengthening of day

And loud I hear the whooping cheer
for summertime now come
Days of whimsy wait for all
now springtime is undone

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May 8, 2019

Sitting in the sunshine

by Jem Croucher

It’s a beautiful thing
A perfect distraction
sitting with sunshine out here
And with a good book to read
and the breeze on my brow
I will often be here with a beer

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May 4, 2019

Cherry blossom lovely

by Jem Croucher

The cherry blossom’s in full bloom
on the allotment in the sun
as I sit here and write a while
now the strimming is all done
The grass grows quick this time of year
so I’m down here quite a bit
with spare batteries in my bag
in case the good ones quit

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May 2, 2019

Sunshine V

by Jem Croucher

The warmth returned
and with it came
a thing with a forgotten name
It bathed most
everything it saw
with light and warmth and something more

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April 12, 2019

Tri-haiku XVI (sparkles)

by Jem Croucher

Doors flung wide open
the outside comes inside now
with fragrance of Spring

The stranger visits
looking for a place to sit
Anywhere will do

And its radiance
paints everything golden here
Sparkles all over

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April 4, 2019

In the sun

by Jem Croucher

Sat out in the garden
for the first time this year
Ate my lunch in the sun. It was warm.
Spent a short while
with that sun on my head
thinking this will soon be the norm

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March 2, 2019

Sunshine Brunch

by Jem Croucher

Brunch in the sunshine
London Road buzz
Family gather for
chatting because
the Spring has arrived
and it’s great in the sun
and nice to feel warmth
now the winter is done

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February 27, 2019

Brushing off cobwebs

by Jem Croucher

The sun shone on Tuesday
I felt its warmth in my face
and its brightness bathed
light all over the place
And I danced in that light
with a spring in my gait
It’s essence sufficient
to now satiate

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February 25, 2019

And then it was Spring

by Jem Croucher

And then it was Spring
February gave up the ghost
and the sunshine came back in a day
One day it was winter
The next warmth returned
to bring a resounding ‘hooray’

Spring also in step
I opened the doors
and let the stranger back in
It looked all around
So I said ‘Anywhere
will do for me now” with a grin

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January 28, 2019

Sunshine in a flower (revisited)

by Jem Croucher

No.8 of 8 in ‘The sunshine series’ from Jemverse

Though the sun shines on all flowers
it excels in just the one
With golden yellow flowers
exuding summer sun

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January 27, 2019

Sunshine III revisited

by Jem Croucher

No.7 of 8 in ‘The sunshine series’ from Jemverse


Sunshine is my solace
and a tonic for my soul
It reminds me who I really am
and helps to keep me whole

Sunshine breathes new life in me
and I can never have my fill
For as a child of summer
I will pander to it still

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January 26, 2019

Sunshine IV revisited

by Jem Croucher

No.6 of 8 in ‘The sunshine series’ from Jemverse

It’s when those sunshine moments
catch you unaware
when beams of warmth come calling
and find you waiting there
And you are in your element
when summer calls your name
and dulcet sounds you’ve longed for
spring back to life again

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January 25, 2019

Sunshine is revisited

by Jem Croucher

No.5 of 8 in ‘The sunshine series’ from Jemverse


Sunshine is
as sunshine does
with warm embrace
and all because
sunshine is
my saving grace
and always brings
a smile to face

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January 24, 2019

Sunshine like water revisited

by Jem Croucher

No.4 of 8 in ‘The sunshine series’ from Jemverse

Like water the sunshine, diluted and pale
greets this cold winter’s day
Its warmth has long gone and despite a brave face
Its exuberance has faded away
But its low zenith in the January sky
brings a glare from its fragility
Highlighting a beauty in all it shines on
which is very pleasing to me

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January 23, 2019

In sunshine revisited

by Jem Croucher

No.3 of 8 in ‘The sunshine series’ from Jemverse

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

People out
enjoying
conversation, light
Barbecues and beer
the sea, a lovely sight

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January 22, 2019

Sunshine Bright revisited

by Jem Croucher

No.2 of 8 in ‘The sunshine series’ from Jemverse

Dawning bright, I know you well
you are a friend of mine
Always welcome, never shunned
the warming bright sunshine
I smile upon your dazzling face
I squint into your glare
And always come alive a bit
whenever you are there

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January 18, 2019

Sunshine have I

by Jem Croucher

No.1 of 8 in ‘The Sunshine series’ from Jemverse

On a train as I travel
at the start of a day
There was a bright sunrise
but now it is grey
There may well be rain
from the overcast sky
as the train speeds me onward
and we hurry by
But I’m not bothered much
as I’ll always have sun
to hold and remember
as each day’s begun

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January 2, 2019

Mind’s Eye Travelling

by Jem Croucher

The thing is, when I’m sitting here
and outside it’s cold and raw
I don’t need to dress up warm
to find the places I adore
For travelling within Mind’s Eye
is a special thing
as it allows a freedom
only it can bring

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November 30, 2018

Tri-Haiku IX (yellow)

by Jem Croucher

A little yellow
as a splash against the green
Memory of warmth

This yellow fills me
Drives away my winter blues
Hums a cheerful song

And I am yellow
Reflecting the sunshine here
I shine to the day

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November 9, 2018

With words

by Jem Croucher

At the bottom of the garden
in the sunshine with a beer
I have my little poems book
So why not? Whilst I’m here

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October 30, 2018

Autumnal Sun

by Jem Croucher

I went back to the beach
though the summer was done
But there was still a warmth
in the autumnal sun
The sea was the same
with the waves a deep blue
reflecting the sky
with its colour and hue

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October 25, 2018

Aspects of Gold I

by Jem Croucher

Part 1 of 3

Golden the sunshine
Drips from the sky
To the water below
As sunsets come by
And the river just glows
To this golden encore
As I’m caught in the moment
With wonder and awe

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October 24, 2018

End of summer Robin

by Jem Croucher

Saw a Robin Redbreast
by the bike sheds yesterday
Reminded me that winter
isn’t now that far away
Yet now there’s still a warmth
on the breeze so it’s not yet
time to dig the coats back out
and scarves and jumpers get

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October 15, 2018

With Grace

by Jem Croucher

Mine’s the only beach hut open
yet the sun is shining bright
The beach is quite resplendent
but there’s no one else in sight

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