Posts tagged ‘sunshine’

May 15, 2017

My peaceful seat

by Jem Croucher

I’ve a seat in my garden
where I can sit in the sun
as it sets in the West
when the daytime is done
It’s just the birdsong and me
and the soft evening light
An admirable setting
to sit here and write

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May 14, 2017

Found by the sun

by Jem Croucher

Went for a walk in the park and the sun
found me with a smile
exuded in a wide sunbeam
stayed with me for a while

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May 12, 2017

Sunshine IV

by Jem Croucher

Sometimes those sunshine moments
catch you unaware
when beams of warmth come calling
and find you waiting there

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May 11, 2017

Seagulls passing

by Jem Croucher

Sitting in the sunshine
by the river at high tide
A seagull came and perched
on the railings by my side
We had a little chat
as it seemed the thing to do
Passing a few pleasantries
before away he flew

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May 9, 2017

Day Five (Alfriston to Eastbourne)

by Jem Croucher

And just when we needed the sunshine
there it was just like a friend
to enrich us and encourage
and spur us to the end

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April 22, 2017

Sunshine III

by Jem Croucher

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

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April 21, 2017

Random acts of kindness

by Jem Croucher

A random act of kindness
in a word or by a deed
can bring a ray of sunshine
to someone who has the need

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April 12, 2017

On the Downs

by Jem Croucher

Up on the Downs
with sunshine and sheep
and lambs newly born
and hills always steep
and cows in the distance
and haze on the hill
and a marvellous view
that surprises me still

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April 11, 2017

April Sunshine

by Jem Croucher

A cream tea with scones
in April sunshine
Temperatures rising
and everything’s fine

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April 8, 2017

Ye Olde trip to Jerusalem

by Jem Croucher

Underneath the castle walls
in the bright sunshine
Eight hundred years and some have passed
of serving ale and wine

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April 5, 2017

A synergy born

by Jem Croucher

The spirea’s in full bloom
with its blossom abundant
and the warmth of the sunshine
means Winter’s redundant

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March 28, 2017

The song of Spring

by Jem Croucher

I’m sitting in the sunshine
in my garden, it’s still March
But the song of Spring is here
with the blackbird and the larch
And it’s warm outside the breeze
in the shelter of this place
And you can see how much I love it
by the smile upon my face

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March 25, 2017

Springtime Cheer

by Jem Croucher

It’s in my garden again
the yellow that speaks of the sun
Forsythia glory shouting aloud
that Springtime has begun

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March 22, 2017

First Daisy

by Jem Croucher

When I first see a daisy
in the sunshine I will sing
For it heralds Winter’s passing
and arrival of the Spring

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February 25, 2017

A glimpse of Spring

by Jem Croucher

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I caught a glimpse of Spring
on the ground the other day
as a host of flowering crocuses
gathered there to say
that the sunshine’s getting warmer
so it’ll really not be long
before the sound from every meadow
is the voice of Springtime song

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February 22, 2017

Steep

by Jem Croucher

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Descending down to Kingston
the Drovers path was steep
So we all walked slow together
like a little herd of sheep

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February 21, 2017

The flower tree

by Jem Croucher

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Overlooking Falmer
we found a flower tree
High on top of Sussex Hill
quite unexpectedly

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February 20, 2017

Shadow Play

by Jem Croucher

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It followed me from Brighton
up to the South Downs Way
staying well behind me
but close enough, I’d say
I know that it was with me
though when e’er I turned around
it always made itself quite scarce
as no trace of it I found

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February 9, 2017

The Sun

by Jem Croucher

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The sun had its hat on today
as it woke with a smile on its face
and made the decision that today was the day
to make itself known ’round the place

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January 14, 2017

Sun kissed

by Jem Croucher

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With a cold foot forward, dressed up warm
against the chilly air
The grin upon my face resigned
and not for pleasure there
And yet the crystal air affords
despite the iron chill
A sun-kissed panorama that
is sure to cure all ill

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January 4, 2017

Exquisite

by Jem Croucher

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I watched a seagull flying high
from an ebbing winter tide
in the sunshine, high above
his wings spread out and splayed with pride

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December 20, 2016

A fragile morning

by Jem Croucher

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A fragile morning found me
fragile that I am
and gently took me to the day
to prove it was no sham
I leant upon its shoulders
It supported me right there
and showed me a bright sunrise
as I squinted in the glare

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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

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November 20, 2016

The dichotomy of slow Sundays

by Jem Croucher

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Something about slow Sundays
as I’m awakened by the sun
Streaming through the curtains
when my slumber time is done
A dichotomy of purpose
first choice I need to make
To embrace the day with open arms
or another couch day take

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November 18, 2016

Lazy day – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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Breakfast in Brighton
November morning sunshine
follows after rain
Both providing sustenance
for lazy Sunday slowness

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November 6, 2016

November sun II

by Jem Croucher

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And today the sun shone bright
on a November day
Not unpleasant out there
warm, I’d even say

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November 3, 2016

Winter’s Veil – Haiku

by Jem Croucher

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Behind winter’s veil
I felt the warmth of the sun
for a brief moment

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October 24, 2016

Sunshine and wild ponies

by Jem Croucher

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Walking through the forest
I spied ahead of me
open fields and sunshine
and ponies running free
Some turned around at my approach
ears cocked as if to say
“Good afternoon to you upon
this fine October day”

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