Posts tagged ‘sunshine’

October 19, 2017

HAIKU: HE WAS THE SUN

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

He was my sunshine

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October 11, 2017

HAIKU: MY MORNING NECKLACE

by thereluctantpoet

HAIKU:  MY MORNING NECKLACE

By Charles Robert Lindholm

My morning necklace

made up of dewdrop diamonds

glistens in the sun

 

Copyright (c) 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved

October 5, 2017

AS SOON AS I LEARN

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

life
      will go on
the world
      will turn
the sun
      will shine

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September 26, 2017

You’ll always find me smiling

by Jem Croucher

You’ll always find me smiling
when the sunshine shows its face
Particularly in its summer warmth
with evidential grace
I’ll find a little corner
where I’m sheltered from the breeze
and spend some peaceful moments
‘Cos they’re always there to seize

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September 23, 2017

Nine bells

by Jem Croucher

It blew nine bells again last night
But you’d never know this morning
As, when the night time clouds had cleared
A lovely day was dawning

The sun was bright, the sky was blue
and the wind had disappeared
Something of a respite
from the cooler day we’d feared

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September 22, 2017

Sunshine Bright

by Jem Croucher


Dawning bright, I know you well
you are a friend of mine
Always welcome, never shunned
the warming bright sunshine

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September 19, 2017

Caryopteris

by Jem Croucher

With delicate blue flowers
Caryopteris in the sun
Brings a certain cheerfulness
Enjoyed by everyone

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September 18, 2017

Sunshine back

by Jem Croucher

The week had rained consistently
But when Saturday morning came
Drying all the puddles up
The sunshine came again

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September 17, 2017

Summer’s End

by Jem Croucher

I’m told that come September
England’s summer’s at an end
But I’m not ready yet, I’ll tell you
To say goodbye to my good friend
And I’m pretty sure the sunshine
Is having none of that
As the heat I felt at lunchtime
Made it clear where it was at

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September 15, 2017

You can never have too much yellow

by Jem Croucher

You can never have too much yellow
for it’s the colour of the sun
And I’d challenge you to disagree
it’s not loved by everyone

For me that’s going to be the case
for as long as I can see
For it’s synonymous with summer
Where I so love to be

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September 14, 2017

Pavilion Gardens

by Jem Croucher

In Brighton there’s a cafe
in a garden with a view
Overlooking the Pavilion
(to some, the palace new)

It’s famous for its rock buns
(though today we did decline)
as we are on a diet
with an eye on our waistline

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September 12, 2017

Down by the seaside

by Jem Croucher

Spent two hours on the water
beyond the outer buoy
Half a mile or so from shore
moments of pure joy
A gentle swell from rising tides
bobbed me around a bit
Watching sailors from the club
out there enjoying it

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September 11, 2017

A place in the sun

by Jem Croucher

Our new bench sun trap captures the sun
right at the end of the day
Surrounded by lavender, it’s just what we need
for a rest from the frack and the fray

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September 10, 2017

Tangible

by Jem Croucher

I was only away for just over a week
But that’s enough to get used to the heat
And enough now I’m home to feel at a loss
And that somehow things aren’t quite complete
It was tangible there, like something you touched
and present by day and at night
But back home in England, there’s a chill in the air
even though the sunshine’s still bright

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September 6, 2017

Sunrise

by Jem Croucher

Part 18 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

The sunrise in Corfu
was the best I’d seen so far
And with sunlight on the water
it was quite spectacular
Islands in the bay provided
context for the scene
A rather perfect ending
for the great week this has been

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September 4, 2017

Approaching Kefalonia

by Jem Croucher

Part 16 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

Islands in the distance
across the azure seas
A force five blowing from the east
feels like a summer breeze
Kefalonia looming
on the horizon through the haze
For a seven-hour stopover
on the last but one of days

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August 31, 2017

Perfect Day

by Jem Croucher

Part 13 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

Today has been just perfect
with walks beside the sea
Here upon the isle of Crete
in the sunshine, Sal and me

And the clarity of the water
as it captures glinting light
Ever present as we sail
makes everything just right

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August 30, 2017

The Venetian Lighthouse

by Jem Croucher

Part 12 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

To the Venetian Lighthouse
on the old harbour wall
with the breeze from the sea
to cool down one and all
As usual we timed it
with no one about
as it’s only much later
that they all come out

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August 27, 2017

A decade, a shirt and an island

by Jem Croucher

Part 9 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

It’s ten years gone since last I walked
on this ancient cobbled stone
Yet familiarity presides
and it feels like coming home
I even wore the shirt I bought
all those years ago
For I could find another one
I might, you never know

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August 26, 2017

Mandraki Harbour

by Jem Croucher

Part 8 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

On Rhodes, the ancient city
build in medieval time
reflects the yellow of the sun
in every way, divine

Windmills on the harbour wall
once caught the southern breeze
Their ancient sails now still of course
beside Aegean seas

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August 22, 2017

Kalamata Castle

by Jem Croucher

Part 4 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

From Kalamata castle
having climbed for just a mile
Several ageing fir trees there
gave respite for a while

The heat was almost tangible
but we were not complaining
As the sun shines here ‘most all the time
But at home it’s probably raining

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August 21, 2017

Kalamata Heat

by Jem Croucher

Part 3 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

I found a spot of sunshine
with no-one else around
Overlooking Grecian waters
with just the ocean sound

It was very hot – some forty plus
but pleasant in the breeze
as we sailed to Kalamata
through Mediterranean seas

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August 20, 2017

At Sea

by Jem Croucher

‘At Sea’ – 2 0f 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

Slumber with the engine’s thrum
through decks one to five
Come morning though, the sunshine
makes us come alive

Streaming through our window
across a deep blue sea
This borders on perfection
for my soulmate, Sal, and me

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August 19, 2017

Leaving Blighty

by Jem Croucher

It’s getting quite exciting
watching big planes come and go
Sitting in Departures
and going with the flow
It’s quite warm here but warmer still
in Corfu where we’ll be
Waiting for our flight to board
My wife here (Sal) and me

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August 11, 2017

Helios presides

by Jem Croucher

In cool blue water
Sailing into Grecian sun
Helios presides

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August 9, 2017

Dahlias

by Jem Croucher

Yellow, bright and lovely
Three words, though there are more
To capture what the Dahlia
each summer has in store

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August 1, 2017

Twelve months eight

by Jem Croucher

This poem starts a series
that will run through the year
A new one when the first
of every month is drawing near
And August starts it off
as it seemed the thing to do
No better place than summer
to begin a series, new

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July 29, 2017

Sunflower

by Jem Croucher

Sun by name and sun by nature
yellow petals show
Sunflower turns its pretty head
to every sunshine glow

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