Posts tagged ‘winter’

November 20, 2019

Dichotomy

by Jem Croucher

Yes, there’s beauty in winter
I’ll give you that
But, no brainer given the choice
As between both of these
Quite opposed to the freeze
it’s the summer in which I rejoice

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November 19, 2019

No reason to moan

by Jem Croucher

I can tell it is winter
as it’s dark when I leave
and dark when I’m on my way home
As I’m all of a quiver
with a shake and a shiver
from the cold that brings chill to the bone

It’s not a season
I will freely admit
I’d encourage or even condone
Yet there’s reason to sing
as it’s followed by Spring
so I’ve really no reason to moan

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November 1, 2019

First III (tanka)

by Jem Croucher

3 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months III’ series

And so November
Colder days have taken hold
As wrapped up people shiver
into the winter
with the swansong of Autumn
for the year-end’s curtain call

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October 14, 2019

Tea Leaves

by Nick Anthony

Mangled leaves and withered dreams
Torn from their stable branches
In a final flurry of beauty
As they float down on a cold breeze
To join the Turkish rug of autumn.
There may yet be a child of wonder
Who makes a pile as tall
As their tree once was
And refuses to give up on them
As he leaps into their embrace.
But eventually, the snow will fall
Like a curtain on the stage
As the what-ifs and what-could-bes
Take a long, final bow
And melt away into the dull gray
Of the winter’s cold soil.

February 8, 2019

Tri-haiku XIII (cold) Pt.III

by Jem Croucher

The white of winter
Carpe Diem (seize the day)
for its beauty cast

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February 7, 2019

Tri-haiku XIII (cold) Pt.II

by Jem Croucher

The white of winter
drills down deep right to the core
People shivering

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February 6, 2019

Cold Sun

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Sharp shadows jag over bare branches
frost nips and tucks

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February 6, 2019

Tri-haiku XIII (cold) Pt.I

by Jem Croucher

The white of winter
clings ethereal and cold
Steel and iron-clad

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February 5, 2019

They must be laughing

by Jem Croucher

They must be laughing up in Norway
or in Canada you know
at the fuss we make in England
when we have a little snow

Sides they must be splitting
Out in Russia, Moscow way
as our headlines speak of chaos
caused by snow that fell today

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February 4, 2019

All is white

by Jem Croucher

I wrap up warm
against the cold
I feel it now
I’m getting old
There’s white on
everything around
The air is crystal
n’er a sound.

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February 3, 2019

They said there’d be snow

by Jem Croucher

They said there’d be snow
Well, its cold enough
and there’s frost over all every day
But the sea air down here
on these southern shores
always seems to get well in the way

Yes, there have been falls
which have settled for days
in the past I remember quite well
But it’s still quite a rarity
for us in these parts
when snow of the settling kind fell

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February 2, 2019

A Sussex view

by Jem Croucher

Sun sets on a winter sea
Golden ‘cross wet sand
as we go walking at low tide
as lovers, hand in hand

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January 24, 2019

Sunshine like water revisited

by Jem Croucher

No.4 of 8 in ‘The sunshine series’ from Jemverse

Like water the sunshine, diluted and pale
greets this cold winter’s day
Its warmth has long gone and despite a brave face
Its exuberance has faded away
But its low zenith in the January sky
brings a glare from its fragility
Highlighting a beauty in all it shines on
which is very pleasing to me

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January 23, 2019

A SOMBER SIGN OF WINTER

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Gray Skies Cover Us

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January 8, 2019

A Hideaway Cat, Meow

by Colly

 

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In the middle of winter.

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January 7, 2019

Nearing Spring…2019!

by Colly

sweet green nature

 

 

Green buds – the promise of lilac in spring.

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December 23, 2018

A Winter Song (A Cento)

by John S

In silence, they dissolve before dawn-
the words my heart was calling.
They are not in the sun,

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December 21, 2018

Solstice

by Jem Croucher

Today it is the shortest day
Midwinter, that’s a fact
Followed by the longest night
Solstice to be exact

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December 18, 2018

When thoughts lie in summer

by Jem Croucher

In this dark of December
to this iron bone
when daylight is seldom
and sunshine has flown
And winter, vice-like
has me firm in its hold
bombarding my senses
with fingers of cold
My thoughts lie in summer
when June in the light
paints warmth over all
that it has in its sight

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December 10, 2018

Tri-Haiku XI (winter blue)

by Jem Croucher

I am winter blue
Born to December, I chill
to iron cold bone

I am winter blue
To brittle January
icy fingers spread

I am winter blue
But with yellow I will change
to the green of Spring

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December 2, 2018

The safe warmth of home

by Jem Croucher

Steel grey seas with iron chill
it’s with whimsy that I peer
at the beach I know so well
in summer brings such cheer
Yet now the winter’s icy hand
has me firmly in its grip
As grey green waters frenzied churn
with northern winds are whipped

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November 29, 2018

Winter leave me now

by Jem Croucher

3 of 3

This brittle chill, this iron cold
this fall from grace for me
is winter in a nutshell
and a few words, certainly
So I fund solace in these times
with words that speak of sun
and warmer days of sunshine
when winter days are done

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November 28, 2018

Winter for me now

by Jem Croucher

2 of 3

These winter days of sunshine
warm coats to brave the cold
Swift walks upon the hill and field
to keep from growing old
Then home to nice warm slippers
and scalding mugs of tea
Warming toes beside the fire
this winter here for me

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November 26, 2018

Tri-Haiku VIII (winter)

by Jem Croucher

Behind winter’s veil
the brittle chill sent shivers
and I felt the cold

Behind winter’s veil
I dressed up warm to the chill
with best foot forward

Behind winter’s veil
I felt the warm of the sun
for a brief moment

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November 25, 2018

A little summer still

by Jem Croucher

There’s yellow in the garden
a little summer still
despite the fact it’s winter
and we have November chill

So I’ll hold this to my heart
for its promise is right there
Reminding me that summer
will be mine again to share

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November 18, 2018

Out of Sync

by Jem Croucher

Winter throws me out of sync
and I’m not sure where I am
I’m so used to the warmth you see
that I’m not sure that I can

And yet when in my brand new coat
with colours bold and strong
I’m brave enough to face the cold
and find a different song

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November 1, 2018

November II

by Jem Croucher

No. 3 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months II’ series

November and the brittle chill
settles on the land
Winter time has come to stay
felt by its colder hand

Eleventh of Gregorian
Chrysanthemum its flower
Topaz as its birthstone
to give the month its power

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October 18, 2018

Winter’s fast Approach, 2018

by Colly

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personal photo

 

You can hear the sound of the bird’s in the distance,

seemingly making quite the ruckus. A horde of

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