The Nasturtium Takeover bid

The nasturtium’s gone manic
now the summer is done
It’s begun to take over
and thinks it’s ‘the one’
If we left it unchecked
It would simply keep growing
and how big it would get
Well, there’s no way of knowing

Perhaps we should crop it
but then things would be duller
For at present its flowers
keep giving us colour
So we’ll leave it a while
with its yellows and gold
For it clings to the summer
whilst the weather gets cold

And we need that reminder
at least for a while
as autumn takes over
and summer’s a smile
For when winter’s cold anger
returns with a frost
This reminder of summer
will be instantly lost

©Jemverse

Photo – autumn nasturtiums – Jempics

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The red

I stopped, reduced to tears
when the red before me lay
Tear of joy for splendour
shown to me upon this day

Walking down an avenue
trees on either side
Then this, the most spectacular
to leave me misty-eyed

Nature’s hand, the master
brings perfection to the fore
The red, a perfect picture
How could I want for more?

©Jemverse

Photo – autumn colour at Sheffield Park, Sussex, UK – Jempics

Nature’s evening slumber

Upon the ground this time of year
the yellow, red and gold
A carpet of pure loveliness
from trees both young and old

Crunchy in the sunshine
fragrant in the rain
It always brings a certain cheer
when autumn comes again

Nature’s evening slumber
change, good as a rest
particularly with the colour
which this time of year is best

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Acer

If you put ‘Acer’ into Google
guess what you will see?
Lot of reference to laptops
but seldom to a tree
And yet the humble maple
(the namesake of that brand)
is the pure derivation which,
when seen, you’ll understand

The tall ones are so graceful
But the ‘Acer Palmatum’
really is exquisite
and is for us the one

©Jemverse

Photo – ‘Acer Palmatum’ – autumn 2017, Sheffield Park, Sussex – Jempics

The Yellow

Underneath the canopy
the yellow on the ground
the changing of the seasons
as autumn comes around
The beauty at this time of year
takes my breath away
enraptured by the wonder
on this fine October day

©Jemverse

Photo – Autumn at Sheffield Park, Sussex, UK – Jempics

The morning moon

October morning
chill in air
with harvest moon
in blue sky there
Commuters with
their i-phones out
capture it
so there’s no doubt

For magic moments
such as these
are gone so swiftly
time to seize
And smiles appear
to make the day
in ways that words
can seldom say

©Jemverse

Photo – Harvest moon over Shoreham station, West Sussex, October 2017 – Jempics

Little Bridge

Fording ‘cross a gentle stream
at the bottom of the field
Down some steps cut to the bank
a little bridge revealed

The undergrowth retains its green
though autumn is now here
On the last day of September
at the turning time of year

©Jemverse

Photo – Woodland walk at Washington, West Sussex, UK, 30 September 2017 – Jempics

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