Four Haikus IV

Which brings me to four
and the whim has carried me
with words to this point

©Jemverse

[These four haiku’s – 27 to 30 November 2019 – were written to read together. So please read those from the last three days with this one. Sorry about that – but it kept you reading. Which was kind of the point!]

Four Haikus III

Which you won’t have got
in the haiku yesterday
as there was no space

©Jemverse

[These four haiku’s – 27 to 30 November 2019 – were written to read together. So please read those from the 27th and 28th and keep reading – at least until tomorrow!]

Four Haikus II

This is the second
but I don’t want to waste words
So straight to the point

©Jemverse

[These four haiku’s – 27 to 30 November 2019 – were written to read together. So please read yesterday’s and keep reading – at least for the next two days!]

Four Haikus I

Felt the need to write
Three lines to cover four days
No reason, just whim

©Jemverse

[These four haiku’s – 27 to 30 November 2019 – were written to read together. So please keep reading – at least for the next three days!]

Life

I love what I do
don’t get me wrong
I’m in quite a lovely position
As forty years done
with the grief and the fun
I enjoy in this time of transition

I put in the hours
use my mind to the full
enthusiastically driven
For the passion is there
as all are aware
from the help that I’ve often given

But I still need a rest
and when weekends arrive
they are welcome with arms open wide
Two days that are mine
to relax and unwind
whether out and about or inside

So I’m happy with life
quite content with my lot
six decades have seen to all that
And with balance in place
with work/life at pace
I know I can keep it intact

©Jemverse

 

What of me now?

So now I am sixty
what of me now?
Do I wither, slip slowly away
Do I hold up a hand
resolute to my lot
to let youth in its turn have a say?

Far from it I cry
for I have a voice
and it’s louder than ever before
I’ve put in the years
shed blood, sweat and tears
and still I am ready for more

There’s life in me yet
in abundance I’d say
I’ve a lot more to give and to do
So though I am ageing
I’ve get up and go
and the doldrums I’ll always eschew

So now I am sixty
What of me now?
I suspect it’s the best you’ll have seen
For I’ve years in the making
which is all now for taking
and to showcase all that has been

©Jemverse

Photo – me, aged 60 with an alpaca on Good Friday Hill, Hampshire, UK

Mysterious

Starting to appear now
mysterious boxes
their fragrance filling the room
A promise of something
that’s getting quite close
in mid-December quite soon

What’s in the box?
my immediate question
unanswered of course for a while
The mystery continues
as excitement grows
coupled with winks and a smile

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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