Posts tagged ‘winter’

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

read more »

Advertisements
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

read more »

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

read more »

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

read more »

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

read more »

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

read more »

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

read more »

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

read more »

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

read more »

October 18, 2018

Winter’s fast Approach, 2018

by Colly

DSCN5212

personal photo

 

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

seemingly making quite the ruckus. A horde of

read more »

September 24, 2018

THE SUN IS A FICKLE LOVER

by thereluctantpoet

SUMMER SAILING
By Charles Robert Lindholm

The Sun’s Love Affair
With Summer Is Over, For Now

It’s Not Like It Is
A Sudden Surprise

read more »

September 23, 2018

Winter Sun

by The Cheesesellers Wife aka Kim Whysall-Hammond

The sky is empty
Pale winter blue
A single bar of cloud

read more »

Tags: , , ,
September 1, 2018

Winter’s Snowflakes

by Colly

cropped tree Christmas 22nd

 

Snowflakes dance, pause, twirl – romance.

read more »

April 28, 2018

Dogwood Tree

by Frank Hubeny

It was our neighbor’s dogwood tree
That prettified our lawn
And made us proud that we lived there
When Spring said there’s no need to care
The Winter has long gone.

March 25, 2018

The last of it…?

by Jem Croucher

Thought we’d seen the last of it
in the sunshine yesterday
So little did we spare a thought
for more snow on the way
And yet first thing this morning
another blanket on the ground
white replacing yellow
with snowfall all around

read more »

March 8, 2018

Like a whisper

by Jem Croucher

Icing sugar on the road
a dusting overnight
the sun glow in the eastern sky
still a glorious sight

Cold there is no doubt of that
minus six and falling
but the crystal air is lovely
on this chilly winter morning

read more »

March 7, 2018

No Fishing

by Jem Croucher

The seagulls were hopeful
as they flew overhead
But the fisherman’s stayed
nice and warm in his bed

And his boat remains covered
with tarpaulin and snow
His nets and his lines
packed away and in stow

read more »

March 6, 2018

Small dogs and the cold stuff

by Jem Croucher

On the ground out the back
by the door in the snow
paw prints out there
with some evidence show
that although I’m uncertain
of the white stuff out there
I’ve been brave and I’ve ventured
outside for a dare

read more »

March 5, 2018

Somewhere cold

by Jem Croucher

In the summer I sit here
and soak up the sun
but sitting here now
would be cold on the bum

The lavenders’ branches
whilst still with its green
are flecked now with white
from the snow that has been

read more »

March 3, 2018

The white blanket

by Jem Croucher

So rare the white blanket
on this Southern shore
that part of me wishes
there was sometimes more
A very small part though
and I mean it no ill
But I couldn’t live long
with this iron chill

read more »

February 8, 2018

-07.02.18_13:18-

by dokurtybitz

Peel off
Layer after layer

read more »

February 5, 2018

On built up embankments

by Jem Croucher

Standing on built up embankments
for a moment or two at midday
It’s a pleasure to see the old oyster beds
and seabirds out there at play

read more »

February 4, 2018

-02.02.18_00:13-

by dokurtybitz

Fat flakes
Fill the air

read more »

February 2, 2018

We dream of yellow (revisited)

by Jem Croucher

4 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Yellow’ series

In the gun-metal grey of midwinter
When cold grips vice-like
and, huddled in blankets
we stay cocooned in the warmth
of a fruitcake and hot tea afternoon
and dream of yellow

read more »

January 31, 2018

A splash of yellow (revisited)

by Jem Croucher

3 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Yellow’ series

As Sussex leans towards
the winter months to come
My garden’s seeing less and less
of bright and warming sun

And yet a splash of yellow
by the path I spied today
Reminding me of summer
in a very special way

read more »

January 25, 2018

Floral

by Jem Croucher

Flowers in vases
Splashes of colour
Reminds us in winter
That sometimes it’s summer

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

January 22, 2018

The Promise II

by Jem Croucher

Outside the weather
reminds me again
that winter’s still here
with the wind and the rain
It’s blowing so hard
with a howl and a moan
from the cold of the north
where it’s festered and grown

read more »

January 5, 2018

-04.01.18_17:42-

by dokurtybitz

A howling heard throughout the
House

read more »