Posts tagged ‘sunshine’

June 24, 2017

Our little garden

by Jem Croucher

I love our little garden
and the space we have out here
It’s lovely in the summer
and at other times of year
And yes, it’s on the small side
but that’s the way it is
So we’re not that bothered by it
as there’s nothing here remiss

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June 23, 2017

The fly-past

by Jem Croucher

Gulls above the Metropole
a fly-past just for me
Here in Brighton in the sun
next to the deep blue sea

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June 22, 2017

Slip Slide Away

by Jem Croucher

Yesterday saw the Solstice
and the summer’s longest day
Midyear passes once again
as time slip slides away

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June 20, 2017

Beach Hut (aka ‘Our happy place too’)

by Jem Croucher

Took a trip to the beach hut
It’s looking quite good
If you don’t look too close
at the oft patched up wood
The locks opened fine
with some lubricant there
and it doesn’t look like
it needs much repair

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June 19, 2017

Tie-dye in the sunshine

by Jem Croucher

Yesterday in the sunshine
On my day of birth I saw
Some flowers in the garden
Which deserve (at least) encore

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June 18, 2017

Birthday (aka ‘Born to the sun’)

by Jem Croucher

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

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June 16, 2017

Allotment IV (aka ‘A certain pleasure’)

by Jem Croucher

There is a certain pleasure
at the end of a long day
to pop to the allotment
and have a little play

I might do some watering
or strim the grass a bit
or do a little weeding
or in the sunshine, sit

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June 14, 2017

Joie de vivre II

by Jem Croucher

Don’t let me sit inside
when there is sunshine to enjoy
Fill me with the wonder
that is out there to deploy
Give me the enthusiasm
to be out there on a whim
just lapping up the atmosphere
with an expectant grin

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June 12, 2017

Wild Rose

by Jem Croucher

By a first morning light
in the sunshine out here
I took a walk in the woods
whilst the skies were still clear
and there in the hedgerow
where late hawthorn grows
I found the delicate pink
of a lovely wild rose

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June 7, 2017

Into the sun

by Jem Croucher

I’m heading east to Essex
It’s very wet out there
There are raindrops on the window
But I don’t at present care
For I am warm and dry
On a quiet commuter train
On my way to Southend Central
Quite protected from the rain

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June 6, 2017

Allotment III

by Jem Croucher

It’s June and the allotment
is looking like you wouldn’t believe
Far more than I think we hoped for
and more than we could conceive

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June 4, 2017

Little Lavenders

by Jem Croucher

We bought some little lavenders
they arrived once in the post
Came as little seedling plugs
in compost, playing host
At first they were quite tiny
but we put them in the sun
And even though they’re still quite small
I think the time has come

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June 2, 2017

Dandelions & Daisies

by Jem Croucher

Have you noticed with the dandelions
that when the sun comes out
So do their yellow flowers
as it’s what they are about
It’s just the same with daisies
(and yes, I know that both are weeds)
But both reflect the sunshine
and that’s often what I need

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May 30, 2017

Resplendent

by Jem Croucher

Full of life and joie de vivre
flowers in full bloom
So resplendent in their glory…

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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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