Posted by: Ron DuBour | August 5, 2017

Contrasts~by Jeremy J Croucher


 

 

Contrasts

  

Today features something quite rare for Jemverse – a repost. But I’ve an ulterior motive, because this is the result of a collaboration with Nadine Jordan of Sacramento for The Neighbourhood’s ‘Cities’ project. It was published on ‘The Public Blogger‘ on 26 July. Mine are the first, third and final stanzas…

[NB – in case you wonder from the title pic below…I’m originally from Bristol!]

The Neighborhood

poetry stage

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from Limerick Ireland
Translation by Goitse

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Contrasts

CONTRASTS a poetry duet
by Jeremey J Croucher of Jemverse, Sussex UK
& Nadine Jordan Sacramento via Montreal

There’s no metaphor here
and no hidden meaning
This picture you see
Isn’t sly or concealing
It’s not trying to hide
with devious intent
or deceive and
beguile to your detriment

All the tall buildings
Hiding the sky; boldly 
Enclosed under the clouds 
People are kneeling and feeling proud 
Screams of “Black lives matter” 
“Blue lives matter” “All lives matter” 
I do know that city life matters 
The cold cement of my surroundings 
Makes for a quiet, unmoving peace

So what do you see
in this green open space
Is it somewhere you feel
that could satisfy grace?
Or does it conjure up something
that instead mystifies
about which you ate
puzzled and have long agonized


The magical wonder of urban life 

Cafes…

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