Posts tagged ‘Worthing’

August 9, 2019

The Wheel

by Jem Croucher

In Worthing last weekend us two
rode proud on Worthing Wheel
It was massively exciting
and brought a lovely feel
We had three revolutions
it really was a thrill
with views across to Brighton
the sea below quite still

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May 27, 2018

Summer Days

by Jem Croucher

On the beach at low water
watching seagulls at play
the view here at Worthing
around the wide bay
of the coastline in Sussex
bathed in a blue
reflecting the sky
is a joy to eschew

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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

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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

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February 22, 2018

The silver sea

by Jem Croucher

Stood and looked out on
a shining silver sea
the far horizon deep and blue
and beckoning to me
It was cold there on the shingle
Winter’s grip an iron chill
But the sunshine on the water
was good and vibrant still

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February 21, 2018

The Desert Quartet

by Jem Croucher

He’s just one of four
by Elizabeth Frink
looking down on me now
as I sip a hot drink
‘The Desert Quartet’
adorn the arcade
there from the eighties
when they were made

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January 9, 2018

Broken Breakwater

by Jem Croucher

Progress and safety and
longshore drift
have taken their toll
with budget and thrift
So, rare the breakwater
today you will find
Most hidden away
to low water confined

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October 9, 2016

Holding Promise

by Jem Croucher

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Over Worthing Pier
A rainbow holds the promise
Sunshine always sings

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October 1, 2016

Sou’ Westerlies and evening sun

by Jem Croucher

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There is sunshine over there
close to Worthing pier
But the thick cloud overhead
Show that rain is also near
And the abandon of the ocean
whipped up by the breeze
stiffening from Sou’ Westerly
Blows cool around my knees

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December 6, 2014

A fox called Roland

by Jem Croucher

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Last night in quiet West Worthing
Whilst I was walking home
I met a fox called Roland
On a wander and a roam

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October 22, 2014

Homefield Park

by Jem Croucher

 

Homefield Park, West Worthing
Upon its spreading greens
So many times I’ve visited
Through five decades it seems

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