First Bluebells

Saw my first bluebells
in the sunshine today
Quite close to the river
down Old Shoreham way
All there in a cluster
with joy to regale
growing wild by the wayside
Beside the old trail

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Photo – Jempics

Jumping Patterdales

Walking on the riverbank
with a jumping Patterdale
On a sunday afternoon
with a waggy tail
He’s happy to be there
as are we this lovely day
The old Tollbridge behind us
for a wander and a play

Good conversation flowing
enjoying being here
in each other’s company
with plenty of good cheer
There’s lots to see around here
This place has that in spades
and the marvellous thing about it
is the magic never fades

©Jemverse

Photo – the river Adur at Shoreham, West Sussex – old Tollbridge to rear – Jempics

Revisiting Constant II

No 12 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘Back to the sea’

Life has its moments
Some happy, some sad
But I have my one constant
Of which I am glad
For no matter what
Life can throw at me
One thing never changes
My constant, the sea

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Photo – Jempics

Constant II‘ was originally posted to Jemverse on 11 December 2015

Every Breaking Wave revisited

No 11 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘Back to the sea’

With every breaking wave
I see a part of me
My life down here in Sussex
In Shoreham by the sea
So taciturn, its nuances
Reflect the changing years
An echo to my lost and loved
My joy, my smiles, my tears

With every breaking wave
I count the blessings that have passed
And with its incessant movement
Know I have not seen the last
So beautiful, its eloquence
Is never lost on me
Its movement as a promise
From my confidant, the sea.

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Every Breaking Wave‘ was originally posted on Jemverse on 21 October 2014

Revisiting I am

No 10 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘Back to the sea’

I am restless
I sleep little, always moving I toss and turn
I rise up and fall down
I am often angry, losing my temper
I am taciturn and dangerous
I am deceitful and untrustworthy
I am lies and broken promises and disappointment

But…

I am also beautiful
I am sparkling in the sunshine
I am golden in the dawn’s still light
I am ethereal and whimsy and dreamlike
I am the words of poetry and prose
I am the emphasis of story
I am the syntax of verse
I am simply always
I am the sea.

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

I am‘ was originally posted to Jemverse on 16 September 2014

Elegant Green revisited

No 9 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘Back to the sea’

Elegant green whisper away
soft the turning sea
Shingle drift, the undertow
pulls back to stiffened breeze
Ebb once more again my friend
Egged on by seagull’s call
From Worthing in the sunglare
to Brighton’s massive sprawl

Hasten now the ocean’s roar
Tumble down the waves
Crescendo to that sweetest song
on this midsummer day
So blue the sky, so sweet the taste
The salt upon my breath
Embraced again, beholden to
the ocean’s soft caress

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Elegant Green‘ was originally published on Jemverse on 21 June 2014

Sitting in the sea revisited

No 8 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘Back to the sea’

Think I’ll go sit in the sea
Let the waves wash over me
One of the best places to be
When I am feeling like this

Think I’ll go play in the sand
Build something with my own hand
A castle that’s splendid and grand
Where I will then live in bliss

Think I will let go and fly
Up with the seagulls on high
But then I will awake by and by
With a caress from the breeze and a kiss

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Sit in the sea‘ was originally published as a part of the WordPress Writing 101 challenge on 11 June 2014

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