Posts tagged ‘wordsmith’

February 22, 2019

Breathe deep Friday haiku

by Jem Croucher

No.6 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Haikuweek’ series

Breathe deep the Friday
Take in its welcome presence
For the weekend looms

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February 21, 2019

Then it’s Thursday haiku

by Jem Croucher

No.5 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Haikuweek’ series

And then it’s Thursday
with the smell of roses there
on tomorrow’s air

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February 20, 2019

Hello Wednesday haiku

by Jem Croucher

No.4 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Haikuweek’ series

Hello there Wednesday
The midweek calming captures
Thursday’s fragrance looms

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February 19, 2019

Into Tuesday haiku

by Jem Croucher

No.3 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Haikuweek’ series

And into Tuesday
It seems I seamlessly drift
with smiles to seldom

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February 18, 2019

Monday morning haiku

by Jem Croucher

No 2 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Haikuweek’ series

Monday morning comes
Awakened to hot coffee
Its fragrance lifts me

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February 17, 2019

To the resting day

by Jem Croucher

1 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘Haikuweek’ series

To the resting day
I relinquish everything
My soul is refreshed

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February 16, 2019

Only on turning

by Jem Croucher

Only in turning
can I see the behind
and the years that have now passed me by
Shielding my eyes
I look to the past
and the distance in which they now lie

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February 15, 2019

The gift

by Jem Croucher

It seems with writing
I’ve the gift
to find the words
which bring a lift

In finding rhyme
for every ditty
sometimes I’m droll
sometimes I’m witty

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February 14, 2019

Forty-one valentines

by Jem Croucher

This year, this
Valentines, this day
to you, my soulmate
here I’ll say
Though forty years
and one year longer
My love for you
is ever stronger

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February 13, 2019

Wednesday time

by Jem Croucher

A midweek poem
Wednesday time
So here’s some words
to form and line
No picture with
their syntax here
Just a few words
to bring some cheer

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February 12, 2019

Keeping me whole

by Jem Croucher

Listening to sounds
when it’s raining outside
I can often get carried away
Spine tingles freely
My element comes
and contentment comes for the day

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February 11, 2019

The Trip

by Jem Croucher

The early start
the silent hour
the wind outside a-moan
The ticking clock
the coffee hot
the time to leave from home

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February 10, 2019

Particularly Sunday

by Jem Croucher

Don’t have a problem
with most days
They fly by when I’m busy
though sometimes
when there isn’t time
I might get in a tizzy

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February 9, 2019

Of rust and gold

by Jem Croucher

And to these days
when all I hold
is flecked with rust
or painted gold
I know which of
these I prefer
So to the gold
I will defer

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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

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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February 1, 2019

February

by Jem Croucher

No.6 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months II’ series

With violet as my birth flower
I am the second one
Twenty-eight or twenty-nine
when leap years seldom come

I’ve amethyst as a birthstone
and, adding to my name
I symbolise sincerity
and piety again

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January 31, 2019

The hope from flattened light

by Jem Croucher

On a grey day, light flattens
to North or East or South or West
the brightness that sun and blue skies bring
on a grey day is suppressed

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January 30, 2019

Wolfgang

by Jem Croucher

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
has come to join our clan
Living with my daughter Gracie
and her partner Lee, the man

A Patterdale Terrier by breed
His black fur tinged with brown
He’s absolutely gorgeous
and we’re so pleased that he’s around

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January 29, 2019

Privileged

by Jem Croucher

Looking out on grey water
from Lower Thames Street
to the Shard there on Southbank
architectural feat
I’m reminded the privilege
I share with the few
of working in buildings
which command such a view
of London’s surroundings
and tourist attractions
Oft taken for granted
with other distractions

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January 28, 2019

Sunshine in a flower (revisited)

by Jem Croucher

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

Though the sun shines on all flowers
it excels in just the one
With golden yellow flowers
exuding summer sun

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January 27, 2019

Sunshine III revisited

by Jem Croucher

No.7 of 8 in ‘The sunshine series’ from Jemverse


Sunshine is my solace
and a tonic for my soul
It reminds me who I really am
and helps to keep me whole

Sunshine breathes new life in me
and I can never have my fill
For as a child of summer
I will pander to it still

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January 26, 2019

Sunshine IV revisited

by Jem Croucher

No.6 of 8 in ‘The sunshine series’ from Jemverse

It’s when those sunshine moments
catch you unaware
when beams of warmth come calling
and find you waiting there
And you are in your element
when summer calls your name
and dulcet sounds you’ve longed for
spring back to life again

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