Begging your pardon

The sunshine is glorious

here in the garden

so if you don’t mind

and begging your pardon

I’ll just sit me down

right here and right now

and turn my nose skyward

for the warmth on my brow

I’ll not be here long

but it’s really quite rude

not to sit here a while

and never intrude

when the sunshine is high

and it’s lovely like this

which for black dogs like me

is quite close to bliss

©Jemverse

Photo – Wolfgang in the sun – Jempics

Repurposed Llama

Repurposed my lighty-up llama

as his battery gave up the ghost

and as he needed to have a purpose in life

I made him a spider plant host

So now he stands proud in the garden

but instead of glowing at night

instead he will proudly grow spiders

and look his best in the light

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Shiny II

I’m in the garden, it’s shiny

and growing right there

two dandelions in

the bright sunshine glare

So, as they’re yellow and lovely

and doing no harm

I trimmed the grass round them

so as not to alarm

And sitting here now

with a beer at my side

the shiny world smiles

and my grin is quite wide

There’s an ambiance softened

by the warmth of the breeze

with the sound of the birds

up there in the trees

So with sunshine around me

I’m happy to stay

right here in my garden

on this fine Springtime day

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Photo – Jempics

Bring it on

It’s really taken hold of things

with new growth there abundant

and the garden’s looking lovely

now that winter is redundant

They’ve even gone so far to say

and promise us it seems

that for the next few days we’ll bask

in warmth from bright sunbeams

So bring it on I shout aloud

the timing here’s sublime

as I am on a weeks’ long leave

for well-earned leisure time

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Removed from the sand

April arrives and I sit in the sun

here at the end of the day

in a spot at the end of the garden where

I can write and then have my say

It is a savouring grace to have and to hold

and cherish like a living thing

and to feel the last embers of the warming sun

is just cause I can tell you to sing

So though this is my pleasure it’s repeated

by people all over the land

particularly now that the Spring has arrived

and heads are removed from the sand

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Guaranteed to cheer

The yellow of Forsythia

is blooming back and front

as we are fortunate to have

two bushes to be blunt

So no matter where we look

be that to rear or the street

it is yellow there we see

which really is a treat

It is the first to spring to colour

every Springtime every year

and like us I’m sure you will agree

is guaranteed to cheer

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Photo – Jempics

Wolfgang came to visit

Wolfgang came to visit

Sat down in the sun

Said with satisfaction

‘This is just why I have come’

He loves it in this garden

It is his home from home

and he really looks a picture

as I hope these words have shown

Wolfgang came to visit

it has been a good long time

and with a bark he told us

that this place for him is fine

He loves that he can run around

and jump and simply be

at home within this garden

where he can run for free

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Photo – Jempics

A cracking hacking

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In the garden today
I went wild with the shears
chopping back all the growth
that remained from last year

I chopped and I hacked
with a clip and a prune
as new shoots are forming
for new growth quite soon

Behind me the yellow
Forsythia started
an abundance of colour
from last year departed

So I thought time was right
to get out there and trim
before the Spring starts
with a smile and a grin

And when I had finished
and pondered it sighted
the garden looked great
and I was delighted

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Photo – Jempics

First cut

I cut the grass
it’s looking good
but then I always
knew it would
It didn’t take
me very long
and just as well
(don’t get me wrong)
for it does not
take very much
to prove that I
still have the touch
But just in case
I could deceive
and so that they
would fair believe
I took a pic
to prove I’d done
and these weren’t
mere words I’d spun

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Fine days and sunshine

Sitting in my garden
thinking ‘grass – it needs a trim’
but I’m content to sit here
in the sunspot I am in
and sip an IPA I found
in the cupboard waiting there
for just a moment such as this
I’l say with ‘savour faire’

For moments such as these I live
and it’s really been too long
since I have felt the warmth of sun
and heard the Springtime song
So now there’ll be no stopping me
I’ll be out here all the time
lapping up the sun and all
on days when it is fine

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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