Posts tagged ‘verse’

May 26, 2017

The Princes Square Peacock

by Jem Croucher

The Princes Square peacock
in full Art Nouveau
looks down from on high
to the people below

And Buchanan Street shoppers
as they venture within
can gaze up to its wonder
with a smile or a grin

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May 25, 2017

The Shilling

by Jem Croucher

I remember when I was a lad
how much a shilling gave
were I to spend it, even though
I was encouraged then to save

And so it was in West George Street
in Glasgow, Sunday night
The Shilling Brewing Co I found
built on an old bank site

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May 24, 2017

Argyll Street

by Jem Croucher

Central station, Argyll Street
running through the city
towers in its grandeur still
above the street and pretty

Once proudly known at Westergait
and over two miles long
Four hundred years of history
adds to Glasgow’s song

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May 21, 2017

Excited

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 20, 2017

After the rain III

by Jem Croucher

After the rain
mock orange flowers
spread their fragrance
for some hours

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May 19, 2017

Mellifluous

by Jem Croucher

There are quite a lot of sounds
that are pleasing to the ear
Mellifluous they may be called
Sweet and smooth to hear

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May 18, 2017

Allure

by Jem Croucher

The allure of the ocean
calls often to me
whenever I’m taken
away from the sea
So I have to return
as one does for a friend
as its magic and beauty
has no limit or end

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May 17, 2017

Sultry

by Jem Croucher

Mid May and springtime evenings
with warmth still in the air
left over from the sunshine
that has been shining there

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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 13, 2017

Cuckmere Haven

by Jem Croucher

Down at Cuckmere Haven
where the Ouse flows to the sea
the view from high on Haven Brow
is caught spectacularly
As up here with my camera
I pause to take a snap
The view as a reminder
that I am a lucky chap

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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 10, 2017

Achievement and Pride

by Jem Croucher

We’ve walked a hundred miles
my brother Dave and me
The South Downs Way from Winchester
to Eastbourne by the sea
And when we reached the signpost
at the end we both agreed
that the feeling of achievement
was very good indeed

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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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May 8, 2017

Day Four (Rodmell to Alfriston)

by Jem Croucher

Arriving here at Alfriston
we found the Smugglers Inne
A sixteenth century ale house
for the sale of beer and gin
And although it’s not imposing
many secrets here it hides
for behind its small exterior
more than twenty rooms inside

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May 7, 2017

Day three (Ditchling Beacon to Rodmell)

by Jem Croucher

And if I thought the views I’d seen
were the best that Sussex had
The ones I saw today notched
things up more than a tad
For the ones across the valley
where the Ouse flows to the sea
were almost overwhelming
as we walked, my Bro and me

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May 4, 2017

Day Two (Truleigh Hill to Ditching Beacon)

by Jem Croucher

I guess around this time of year
there really has to be
a shot of bluebells in the woods
for they’re wonderful to see

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May 3, 2017

Day One (Washington to Truleigh)

by Jem Croucher

The view from the top
of Chanctonbury Hill
looking north into Sussex
is beautiful still

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May 2, 2017

Long Awaited

by Jem Croucher

A day long awaited
arrives and I’m ready
Gear is all packed
and weather looks steady
Dry bags for the rain
if it comes just in case
But I’m hoping that they
will remain in their place

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May 1, 2017

Our Happy Place

by Jem Croucher

There is a place in London
where we’ve been members for a while
that we’re proud to call our happy place
as it always brings a smile

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April 30, 2017

Switch House View

by Jem Croucher

High above the Switch House
of Tate Modern, London town
from the viewing platform way up here
it’s a long way looking down

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April 29, 2017

Jolly Early

by Jem Croucher

It’s awfully jolly early
to be up on a weekend
But we’re off (us two) to London
to visit an old friend
And as we’re paid up members
we get an early special tour
There before the crowds get in
what our membership is for

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April 28, 2017

Oval

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 27, 2017

Perfection in pink

by Jem Croucher

The Clematis against the fence
of the allotment in Ham Field
has many words which might describe
the beauty here revealed

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April 26, 2017

Promise in store

by Jem Croucher

The daffodils are past their prime
but here at Horsted Keynes
The sunset comes at eight o’clock
and we all know what that means

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April 24, 2017

That bluebell time

by Jem Croucher

It’s that bluebell time again
they come up every year
Around the end of April time
when the summer time is near

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April 23, 2017

Counting the days

by Jem Croucher

And I am watching time
I’m counting off the days
when I can tread those chalky paths
down hidden Downland ways

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