3 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Shoreham’ series

And I am a community
fascination here to pique
All along the river bank
quirky and unique
Houseboats here in residence
tradition to bizarre
Conformity is alien
I’m not particular
But I’m as much a part of Shoreham
as the townsfolk either side
Here on Adur’s mudflats
where my people all reside


Continuing the Jemverse ‘Shoreham’ series, Quirky is all about the houseboat community on Riverbank. Moored along the mudflat banks of the River Adur estuary at Shoreham, the boats vary from the traditional to the not-so-traditional. 

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thereluctantpoet
    Dec 15, 2017 @ 04:49:58

    I loved this unique piece. Houseboats are so cool i.e. Sleepless in Seattle? Love the word quirky!!

    Liked by 1 person


    • Jem Croucher
      Dec 15, 2017 @ 08:03:31

      Thanks Chuck. The word is a very old English one with an unknown origin but it sums up particularly the unique character of the houseboats here in Shoreham. Glad you liked it.



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