Posts tagged ‘verse’

March 24, 2017

Wales

by Jem Croucher

Night falls on the city
as daytime fades away
the cranes are still and silent
just up from Cardiff Bay

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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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March 21, 2017

History lost to time

by Jem Croucher

Walked down the mile of Bute Street
to the pier head in the bay
Trod where the Glamorganshire canal
supplied the port back in the day

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March 19, 2017

Cardiff

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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March 18, 2017

Home III

by Jem Croucher

It’s always with some pleasure
when I have been away
Getting closer to my home
at the end of a long day

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March 12, 2017

The Blank Page

by Jem Croucher

Awoke to a new day sunrise
like a blank page in a book
And with my pen there poised and ready
paused for a lingering look

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March 11, 2017

Dog

by Jem Croucher

This week I have been writing
about an animal each day
So I think I’ll finish with the dog
and let them have their say
I mention this quite glibly
for in my house they’re loud
make their presence known with barks
of which they’re jolly proud

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March 10, 2017

Capybara

by Jem Croucher

This week you’ll find me writing
about an animal each day
So here’s two Capybara
‘What’s that?’ I hear you say
The largest rodent in the world
and roughly four feet long
They’re related to the Cavie
and grunt or whistle for a song

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March 9, 2017

Alpaca

by Jem Croucher

This week you’ll find me writing
about an animal each day
And though the choice is massive
Alpacas do deserve a say
And there are three here in particular
that I wanted to include
For as they made a special effort
not to do so would be rude

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March 8, 2017

Pig

by Jem Croucher

This week you’ll find me writing
about an animal each day
So, for Wednesday, here’s a mention
of the pig. ‘Hoorah!’ you say
A whoop indeed appropriate
for this most noble creature
Which I am proud to here include
and in this poem feature

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March 7, 2017

Sheep

by Jem Croucher

This week you’ll find me writing
(continuing with a leap)
about an animal each day
and today concerns a sheep
We think of them as stupid
but I’m not having that at all
For I know they have intelligence
like this one on a wall

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March 6, 2017

Cows

by Jem Croucher

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Animals, they’re wonderful
so many of them here
Always serve to cheer me up
whenever they are near
So this week you’ll find me writing
and starting here right now
about an animal each day
beginning with the cow

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March 5, 2017

A journey begun…

by Jem Croucher

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I try to write a poem every single day
Sparing time for words about working or just play
About eating stuff or sleeping or drinking cups of tea
Or listening to music or walking by the sea

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March 4, 2017

And if I thought…

by Jem Croucher

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And if I thought the sunset view
was a lovely sight
Just imagine my reaction
when I saw it later at night

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March 3, 2017

Room with a view

by Jem Croucher

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So, the view from my room
overlooking the Tyne
is spectacular as ever
in the evening sunshine

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March 1, 2017

Back to Newcastle

by Jem Croucher

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On my way back to Newcastle
today on the train
I’m prepared for the cold
but it looks more like rain

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February 28, 2017

Seaside

by Jem Croucher

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On the wall is a sign
that points to Seaside
It points the right way
and we’ve nothing to hide
For just ten minutes walk
takes us down to the shore
It’s a privilege yes, and
we’d not ask for more

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February 27, 2017

Had a week off

by Jem Croucher

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Had a week off
didn’t do very much
just listened to music
and reading and such

Tidied a bit
sorted some stuff
and to be perfectly honest
that was enough

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February 26, 2017

Went for a walk

by Jem Croucher

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Went for a walk
down by the sea
Near to the waves
as they sang to me

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February 23, 2017

Windmill

by Jem Croucher

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Sails though empty caught the light
of golden evening sun
as the windmill here at Kingston
was admired by everyone

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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 19, 2017

A long walk to the pub

by Jem Croucher

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We went on a long walk to Lewes
Along the old Drovers way
Following the ancient Trail of Juggs
on a wonderful sunny day

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February 17, 2017

Afternoon delight

by Jem Croucher

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Stained glass caught it streaming through
Late afternoon delight
The warmth, the sudden comfort
of this winter pale sunlight

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February 16, 2017

The Winter Word

by Jem Croucher

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If I were a penguin
I’m sure I’d think it nice
when all was cold around me
and the ground was thick with ice

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February 15, 2017

Brighton for Brunch

by Jem Croucher

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To Brighton for brunch on a Sunday
egg muffins and hot cups of tea
Meeting some Crouchers who now live close by
Holly, Grace, Sally and Lee

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August 11, 2016

Creative Differences

by Judy E Martin

I am jealous of those that are crafty

They make something out of nothing at all

I am hopeless at painting

In fact, I can’t even draw!

So many times I’ve been scuppered

By my lack of artistic prowess

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