Sunrise III

At this silent hour the water still
I breathe it in and have my fill
for at this quiet time of day
the river has a voice to say
all that it wishes in hushed tone
its soothing voice is quite alone
save for me who noiselessly
savours sunrise all for free

 

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Photo – Jempics

Sunrise II

The eastern sun rose
slow behind as I walked
but I turned on a whim
and there, it was caught
a bright orange globe
rising swift from the night
in the still hours of morning
for a marvellous sight
so I took a long moment
hardly drawing a breath
before turning again to
walk back to the west

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Photo – Jempics

Back again

I'm down at the beach hut
it needs no explaining
making the most of
the sun still remaining
the locks were quite stiff
from the salt and the rain
but they loosened at last
so it's open again
And so it will stay
now the Spring has arrived
and the long days of winter
we all have survived
many days in the sunshine
down here on the beach
sitting long at the beach hut
all within easy reach

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Photo – Jempics (selfie)

First Daisy II

First daisy down there
in the grass
waiting for me
as I passed
Radient with sunshine flare
I took a pic
to onward share
and with the green
a painting framed
as gilt-edged it
the Springtime named

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Photo – Jempics

Mother’s Day 2022

On Mother's Day no flowers to give
for mine has passed away
no chocolates or special treats
to spoil her on this day
But though with tinge of sadness
I recall the life she had
the happiness and laughter
there means I am mostly glad
And her passing was a blessing
when her eight decades they ended
for by grace before pandemic she
to better place transcended
So despite the fact it's three years gone
since Mum, you passed away
I'll raise a glass and with you smile
on this your Mother's Day

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Photo – Ruth Eunice Shrimpton (was Croucher, nee Dainton) 1931-2019

Sunshine XII (tanaga)

Found a pool of golden sun
knew that Spring had now begun
and I'd once more found the one
proving winter blues are done

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Photo – Jempics

[Tanaga is a Tahitian poetic 4-line rhyming stanza each with 7 syllables]

Sunshine XI (bussokuseki)

Here I am, smitten
once again head over heels
a poor Romeo
with the beauty of your face
and the radiance around
as throughout each day you tread

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Photo – Jempics

[Bussokuseki is a Japanese non-rhyming poetic form with a syllabic sequencing of 5/7/5/7/7/7]

Sunshine X (dalit)

Golden, you are magnificent
Humbled, I squint in your presence
and lay prostrate beneath your warmth
to revel in the glory here

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Photo – Jempics

[Dalit is a Tahitian poetic form comprising a four-line non-rhyming stanza each of 8 syllables]

Sunshine IX (jemaiku)

It is just like a tonic
one full to the brim
with magical qualities
to restore the soul
and rekindle brighter things
for more tomorrows

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Photo – Emily Rose Croucher

[jemaiku is a Japanese-inspired 6-line poetic form in a non-rhyming syllabic sequence of 7/5/7/5/7/5]

Sunshine VIII (katauta)

And so for Tuesday
more of this lovely sunshine
to warm the cockles of hearts

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Photo – Jempics

[katauta is a non-rhyming 3-line Japanese poetic form with a syllabic sequence of 5/7/7] 

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