On the beach with its stones
I am often alone
But I’m not far from home
so I quite often come

It has peace to condone
Free from hassle and phone
And it’s not far from home
so I quite often come


Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram, June 2018 – Jempics



The bigger the waves
the louder my shout becomes
Laughing on the shore


Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram, June 2018 – Jempics

Open House

We had an open house this year
Adur Arts in June
Three weekends with Sally’s glass
displayed in the front room

We had several interested parties
round from time to time
People said the nicest things
which is of course just fine

But it’s quite an imposition
and the dogs were not that keen
So I rather think we’ll pass next year
Though I’m pleased that we have been


Photo – glass sculpture by Sally Croucher for Shoreham-by-Sea’s 2018 Adur Arts trail, West Sussex, UK – Jempics

Poetry comes alive

Midnight petrichor
the earth brings me to her and
night time takes me there

Sometimes my best words
come in the small hours
when I should be deep in slumber

Midnight petrichor
The fragrance of a day ended
when poetry comes alive


Photo – Jempics


Sat in St Nicholas’ churchyard
high up on the hill
overlooking Brighton
with all around me still

Sipped a bold, strong coffee
the sunshine breaking through
with history around me
which from my past I knew

There’s change around about of course
new buildings stark and cold
yet Brighton’s essence here remains
quintessentially old

A haven with a tranquil peace
God’s hand is present here
A little bit of heaven
with the bustling city near


Photo – St Nicholas’ Churchyard, Brighton, East Sussex, UK (founded 1091) – Jempics

With inspiration here

I write with words that always come
formed into lines until I’m done
A synergy that’s oft begun
with inspiration here

I write with pen in little book
carried with me for a look
Ideas in rhyme with line and hook
with inspiration here

I write because it’s part of me
Because I want others to see
and share the love and synergy
with inspiration here


Photo – Jempics

Night and day

Neath crimson sky
I whiled away
the embers of a golden day

Neath golden sky
I bid adieu
to night time and a morning new


Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram, June 2018 – Jempics

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