Posts tagged ‘verse’

July 23, 2017

That lavender time again II

by Jem Croucher

It’s really quite strange
but this time last year
I picked all my lavender
and posted right here
On this very same day
In the mid-July sun
when the first set of flowers
were ready and done

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July 22, 2017

Many happy returns II

by Jem Croucher

Many happy returns
lives up to its name
With ever more roses
again and again

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July 21, 2017

Lilac Lovliness

by Jem Croucher

They grow in abundance
by the railway bridge line
And their fragrance in summer
is completely divine
Their heady perfume
just intoxicates me
So I took this quick picture
for you all to see

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July 20, 2017

Nature’s thrash-metal show

by Jem Croucher

A clue when the sun
hides away from the day
and the mugginess grows
as the sky becomes grey
Then, as evening approaches
a splatter of rain
It looks like a storm
is brewing again

A rumble of thunder
as the night-time comes round
But in the gaps and the stillness
there’s barely a sound

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July 19, 2017

One of those days

by Jem Croucher

It’s been one of those days
when the lingering heat
makes everyone glisten
from heads to their feet
And there’s nothing to do
when the weather’s like this
Though I know that for many
it borders on bliss

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July 18, 2017

Counting the days II

by Jem Croucher

I’m not past my prime
yet sometimes I feel
it takes longer these days
to recover and heal

And I know that the sun
should help me feel well
But sometimes it seems
very much the hard sell

So I think what I need
is a break well away
A bit of a rest and
a nice holiday

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July 17, 2017

Contrasts, a big pond & an affinity

by Jem Croucher

As a rule you will find me
surrounded by green
I’m often the nicest place
you’ll have seen

The winter skies are
blue/grey and bright
The reflection of snow
glimmers by night

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July 16, 2017

New Sofa

by Jem Croucher

We have a new sofa
it’s lovely and green
And it is the best sofa
that we’ve ever seen

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July 15, 2017

Beach Huts

by Jem Croucher

Stretching to infinity
Beach huts on Beach Green
Painted many colours
Brightest you’ll have seen

Here on the coast in Sussex
a haven on the beach
A little bit of paradise
there in easy reach

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July 14, 2017

A ray of sun captured

by Jem Croucher

I captured the sunset
at the beach hut today
Late in the evening
with a golden display

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July 13, 2017

Morning and a paddle

by Jem Croucher

Went boating of a morning
Early birds out with the sun
When everything was quiet
And the day had just begun

The water was idyllic
With just a gentle swell
And the temperature was lovely
As by the picture you can tell

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July 12, 2017

Dappled

by Jem Croucher

Last night the moon shone bright within
a sea of dappled grey
As speckled night clouds gathered
at the end of a hot day

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July 11, 2017

Abundance

by Jem Croucher

There’s an abundance in my border
and it’s shouting loud at me
It’s telling me of summer
and it’s wonderful to see

It has orange there and yellow
reflective of the sun
And it greets me every morning
as each new day’s begun

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July 10, 2017

Violet Seven

by Jem Croucher

Seven colours, seven days
Violet’s turn at last
The seventh in the rainbow
and the star of this fine cast

Epitomising royalty
Nomenclature this noun
Nothing more I need to say
Save Violet wears the crown

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July 9, 2017

Indigo Six

by Jem Croucher

Seven colours, seven days
and indigo’s in sight
The sixth one in the rainbow
reminiscent of the night

Deepest blue as evening fades
and quieter hours reign
Holding banquet to the hours
‘Til morning comes again

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July 8, 2017

Blue Five

by Jem Croucher

Seven colours, seven days
It’s blue today for me
The fifth one in the rainbow
and the colour of the sea

A place as much a part of me
as I am part of it
which by its calming waters
I will often simply sit

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July 7, 2017

Green Four

by Jem Croucher

Seven colours, seven days
and green’s the next in line
The fourth one in the rainbow
and one that’s very fine

For it speaks to me of life itself
and the good things oft bestowed
on each of us ‘most every day
from all that nature grows

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July 6, 2017

Yellow Three

by Jem Croucher

Seven colours, seven days
Yellow’s here today
The third one in the rainbow
and my favourite, I’d say

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July 5, 2017

Orange Two

by Jem Croucher

Seven colours, seven days
Orange follows suit
The second in the rainbow
it really is a beaut

It’s right there in a sunset
at the end of a long day
A testament to wonder
in every single way

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July 4, 2017

Red One

by Jem Croucher

Seven colours, seven days
beginning here with red
The first one in the rainbow
So, forging right ahead

Here’s to its long wavelength
with pigment deep and warm
Just like that in the poppy
Perfection made to form

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July 2, 2017

A test of time

by Jem Croucher

Against the blue the old Town Hall
with yellow ochre walls
Declares aloud his history
from ageing hallowed halls
In Brighton now amidst the new
it stands aloof to change
Whilst all around the architects
make plans to rearrange

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July 1, 2017

Sumptuous

by Jem Croucher

They inspire in me a wholesomeness
as a new day is begun
Summer flowers in full array
awakened by the sun

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June 30, 2017

First Lavender II

by Jem Croucher

Summer brings a fragrance
which is heaven in a scent
Sweet lavender, my saving grace
my senses to augment

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June 29, 2017

Produce (aka ‘Allotment V’)

by Jem Croucher

Imagine our amazement
when this evening on Ham Field
we discovered our allotment
had delivered its first yield
Some courgettes and a squash or two
which in the sunshine haven’t lingered
Leading us to think that we
may well be quite green-fingered!

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June 28, 2017

Little Lights

by Jem Croucher

Surrounded by darkness
as night settles in
Little pinpricks of light
point to where I have been
As with power from the sunlight
they get by the day
they come alive in the darkness
to light up my way

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June 27, 2017

Succulent

by Jem Croucher

It’s been growing in some housebricks
on a pot outside our door
for quite some months, innocuous
Not sure what it was for
But just this week quite suddenly
It’s come into it’s own
As several tall flowers have
spectacularly grown

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June 26, 2017

In Constable’s footsteps

by Jem Croucher

Went to Brighton to see the original
on short loan from the Tate
It’s quite a lot bigger than the one on my wall
and to see it there was great

A Constable retrospective
representing four years’ toils
When he lived right here in Brighton
with some drawings and some oils

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June 25, 2017

The green and the grey

by Jem Croucher

The prevailing Sou’Westerly’s blowing quite hard
with white horses out there today
Its cooler but the view from the beach
is great with the green and the grey

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