The safe warmth of home

Steel grey seas with iron chill
it’s with whimsy that I peer
at the beach I know so well
in summer brings such cheer
Yet now the winter’s icy hand
has me firmly in its grip
As grey green waters frenzied churn
with northern winds are whipped

So I with best foot forward
march swiftly ‘cross these stones
No lingering in winter times
for the safe warmth of home

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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Within Easy Reach

There’s a cool autumn breeze
but it’s warm in the sun
So I’ve made my way back
to ‘One hundred and one’

Our beach hut haven
here on the beach
on my way home
and within easy reach

And yes I know that I’ve used
that very same line
many times over but
why not, ‘cos it rhymes?

And it captures familiar
for this place by the sea
when at all times of year
we can quite simply be

©Jemverse

Photo – Beach Hut 101, South Lancing Beach. Our haven – Jempics

Blessed II

It’s a quarter to six
and the sun’s sinking low
But it’s so lovely here
that I don’t want to go
So I’ll sit here a while
as the shadows grow long
to watch the sun set
to the ebbing tide’s song

And as temperatures drop
and the day disappears
I’ll watch the gold grow
with the salt from my tears
And I’ll bid it farewell
as it fades to the west
from my vantage point here
on the beach where I’m blessed

©Jemverse

Photo – October sunset on South Lancing Beach at the tail end of summer 2018 – Jempics

Seascape

If I do nothing else today
the one thing I will do
Is sit down on the beach a while
and watch the lovely view
For I will never tire of this
The sea, the sky, the sun
Particularly when like now
My working day is done

Encapsulating promise
when there’s no one else around
I love to sit here on my own
and listen to the sound
As waves upon this Southern shore
with tidal waters turn
and echo to the silence
I will never, ever spurn

Reflected blue of seascape
above as down below
I cannot think of anything
to better this I know
And here in beach hut heaven
I can watch it all day long
Just listening to the sweet refrain
The oceans’ happy song

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Autumnal sun

I went back to the beach
though the summer was done
But there was still a warmth
in the autumnal sun
The sea was the same
with the waves a deep blue
reflecting the sky
with its colour and hue

And the peace and the solitude
down there with the sun
was perfect I’d say
with my working day done
So I sat there a while
and reflected that this
is where my contentment
borders on bliss

©Jemverse

Photo – South Lancing Beach on one of the last warm days of 2018 – Jempics

Bliss III

Watching as the sun goes down
on beach huts in a row
Catching the last rays
as in Western skies quite slow
it settles on another day
and evening time comes in
with golden glow to capture
the shadows lengthening

The breeze is gentle, fragrant
The sea, a flattened calm
Relaxing to the watching eye
just like a soothing balm
And my camera is ready
as I do not want to miss
this spectacle of nature
which to me is perfect bliss

©Jemverse

Photo – sunset on South Lancing beach huts – Jempics

With Grace

Mine’s the only beach hut open
yet the sun is shining bright
The beach is quite resplendent
but there’s no one else in sight

Just me, the sea and seagulls
down there on the shore
The gentle sound of gentle waves
How could I ask for more?

So I am truly grateful
for safe haven in this place
For with it comes a joie de vivre
given free with grace

©Jemverse

Photo – Hut 101, Lancing Beach, September 2018 – Jempics

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