Posts tagged ‘zest’

July 6, 2019

Joie de vivre V

by Jem Croucher

To be honest
there are many things
that bring a joie de vivre
as I get pleasure
from the simple things
I see each day ’round me

It is zest and
it is laughter
It’s both these things and more
It’s the essence
of the wonder
to find out what life is for

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October 20, 2018

Of Writers and Readers III

by Jem Croucher

Part 3 of 3

Cathartic the writing
Long have I written
For with poetic voice
I am truly smitten
I write with a passion
as I want you to see
The zest of the life
I have around me

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October 14, 2018


by Jem Croucher

Halcyon feel of yellow
my colour every time
Happiness exuded
for my soul to shine

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April 24, 2018

I’m everything

by Jem Croucher

I’m dancing. I’m rhythm
I’m words on a page
I’m pen and I’m words
from a poet and sage

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October 11, 2017

The Zest

by Jem Croucher

Resplendent the yellow
the daisy-like smiles
Their zest keeps me going
for miles and miles
Like a tonic for life
from fair nature’s hand
on the path that’s before me
across this great land

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February 16, 2017

Nest of Wonder

by Venkat

fires, they gleam in rings

on your fingers, molten in amber

winds, they clasp as chains
on your eyes, in hollowed homes

snowfall, dance in buried silence

your feet, dream of voices to hold

waters, they clink as fireflies do

your heart, drip thoughts in the dark

August 23, 2016

Taste of Citrus

by Anita Lubesh


a flat ledge,
in a garden view of lemon
groves – inscribed zest is
tickled by the scent of
interlopers wound under a single
helix of Nottingham green;

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May 24, 2016

Substance & Zest

by Jem Croucher


It’s lovely to feel
the warmth of the sun
at the start of a day
which has barely begun

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March 1, 2016

Joie de vivre

by Jem Croucher


Lethargy keeps on creeping in
I think it is the time of year
As we’ve had too much of winter
and although the spring is near
The cold won’t seem to leave us
and though we do have days of sun
they’re not at present warm enough
to give a sense of fun

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February 26, 2015


by Jem Croucher


When I get lacklustre
And my mind begins to slow
A recharging of the batteries
Renews ‘get up and go’

With this I share affinity
with my mobile and my Mac
For when they drop to ten per cent
It is energy they lack

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