Posts tagged ‘travel’

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 5, 2017

Travel & flowers

by Jem Croucher

It’s going to be a busy week
and I’ll be travelling a lot
So I’ll not mind so much
if the weather’s not as hot
London now it’s Monday
Southend on the morrow
Then Lincoln Thursday morning
returning Friday when I’ll borrow…

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May 29, 2017

Saturday Service at the Church of ING

by Nick Anthony

Dank air, thick and heavy
As gaseous molasses,
lazily ferments in this amber rusted barrel
Of soulful blues and bad tobacco.

Faithful, old drunks slowly sway,
Inebriated from breathing kill-devil air.
They sing wailing gospels of woe
In harmony with Lucille on the record player.

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May 21, 2017


by Jem Croucher

I’m on my way to Gatwick
to board a big jet plane
which’ll take me up to Glasgow
on my travels once again

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May 16, 2017


by The Cheesesellers Wife

Flying over cities is glorious
London’s furnace reaching for the sky
The nested curving of Amsterdam canals

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May 14, 2017


by The Cardinal

LONDONSirens. Busses. Polluted air

Millions of strangers, none of whom care.


Hard-faced ladies. Unloving boys

Dirt. Construction. Non-stop noise.

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April 28, 2017


by Jem Croucher

The amazing oval ceiling
of the Corn Exchange in Leeds
Once famed for giving merchants
a place to barter seeds

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April 9, 2017

M1 in Winter (Watford Gap 1 mile)

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Mist enwrapped trees extinguish the low orange glow of the Sun
Taillights warm the twilight ahead
Headlights shine on traffic cones and road workers  jackets
Jagged shadows in a field reveal a ruined brick barn

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March 19, 2017


by Jem Croucher

Made my way to Cardiff
on a Sunday afternoon
Six hours on a railway train
views from hotel room
The city streets below me
Welsh and English on the signs
Old and new in contrast
amongst the ancient lines

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February 3, 2017


by Jem Croucher


Stuck on a train at East Croydon
We’re moving at one mile an hour
Looks like I’m going to be rather late
for my seminar in Euston Tower

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February 2, 2017

London Buzz

by Jem Croucher


Heading to London
it’s been quite a while
Yet, always a visit
elicits a smile
It still brings a buzz
every time I come here
with so much to see
and bring me some cheer

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January 28, 2017


by Frank Hubeny

If there’s a way from x to y
The space in which points live and die
Is more or less connected.

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January 16, 2017

Wadi Rum

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Blood red are the bones of the desert
Russet red its dust

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December 21, 2016

Big blue double-decker bus

by Jem Croucher


Heading into Worthing on
a big blue double-decker bus
My transport for this morning
as there are no trains because
the buggers are on strike again
No Christmas spirit there
No sparkle and no smiles as
Southern Rail just do not care

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November 23, 2016

Fourteen hours

by Jem Croucher


Five thirty in the morning
and I’m out and on my way
It is cold and pretty brittle
at this early time of day
On a train that’s bound for London
warm and cosy here inside
Though my journey takes me northward
to West Yorkshire there I ride

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October 13, 2016

Running Leaf Above the Moor

by Renwick Berchild

She says I am the leaf sent out to sail the air across the moor.

Quietude and Rolling are my calling, to be tossed and savaged
like the sea.

Respite is a foreigner, who gallops as a steed
far from my body, as if it were the conduit of its destruction.

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October 8, 2016

Mystic Night

by Miriam Hurdle


Key West Waterfront,

Moisty air, foggy Eve.

Lamp posts, soft lights,

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September 22, 2016

Heading Home

by Renwick Berchild

I take the square window and fold it up,
Tuck it inside the small cupboard upon my left lung
And under my heart. The road is a leviathan’s tail
Serpentine across the North American continent,

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September 12, 2016

Thankful and glad

by Jem Croucher


We’ve had a lovely holiday
but it’s great to be back home
Back in Sussex by the sea
though many miles we’ve flown

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September 10, 2016


by Jem Croucher


We thought it was hot in Lisbon
but when we got to Seville
the mercury was climbing
above thirty-eight until
it peaked up there at thirty-nine
as we wilted on the street
and if it wasn’t for the water sprays
we’d have melted in the heat

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September 9, 2016

Lisbon 36

by Jem Croucher


It was thirty six in Lisbon
when we climbed up to St Jorge
An eleventh century castle
built by Moors above the gorge

But it was cool beneath the olive trees
inside the castle walls
taking pictures of the things we saw
and marvelling at it all

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September 5, 2016


by Jem Croucher


We actually weren’t expecting rain
but it only stayed an hour
Refreshing as we climbed the hill
for the Vigo castle tower
The view up at the very top
took in the sweeping bay
with our ship down in the harbour
on this, our third cruise day

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August 31, 2016


by Jem Croucher


To the Rock of Gibraltar
on Monday we came
The English weather
living up to its name

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May 28, 2016

Road trip

by Jem Croucher


We’re off on a road trip to Loughborough
for a reunion with all of our pals
It’s been thirty-eight years in the making
so will be great to see all the gals

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January 23, 2016

A weekend away

by Jem Croucher

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We’re travelling down to Hampshire
for a mini-holiday
We don’t do this very often
so it’s nice to get away

Staying close to Lyndhurst
the New Forest all around
Taking wellington boots in case
it’s soggy on the ground

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June 23, 2015


by Jem Croucher


It’s not the most attractive view
But the sunshine doesn’t care
For it beams on me regardless
When at home or out elsewhere

Earlier on it was in Telford
Up in Shropshire, far away
Whilst I waited from my train to come
At the end of a full day

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April 24, 2015

~ Dreamers Dream

by ladyliterati

Friday began with a dream in progress

Eyes opened to fantasy flashes;

The candle still burning flickered

Illuminating the dreamers dream
Pieces of that September vivid

Vivid, as vibrant fall colors,

The beginning of change

The end of an era…
We had love through the summer-

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April 23, 2015


by Jem Croucher


Travelling to my office
Every day upon the train
I get to see the Sussex hills
and smile at them again
Their undulating rise and fall
The many fields of green
Quite the best view, I would say
That I have ever seen

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