The Bull

Went for a walk up on Mill Hill
and met some scary sheep
But although we had due warning
it was the bull that made us weep

For he was really jolly big
as nervously we trod
around him fairly gingerly
on Sussex chalkland sod

We hugged each other with relief
when on the other side
then shared the pic on Instagram
to spread the story wide

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Photo – Jempics

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Of planting and weeding and watching things grow

Went to the allotment
the sun wasn’t there
But I attacked all the weeds
that had grown everywhere
And I planted nasturtiums
and more lavender too
To add to the ones which
from seedlings I grew

I watered the onions
and talked to the beans
Said they would soon grow
in the light and sunbeams
It’s not looking bad
and the grass is quite short
But things aren’t growing
quite as fast as we thought

Mind you, the lavender
(My favourite by far)
is looking quite lovely
and spectacular
It’s attracting the bees
which is what we all need
As they will in turn
pollinate all the seeds

And nature’s life cycle
when the summer is done
will yield I am sure
lots of produce with sun
Which we’ll then partake
and enjoy with good cheer
Before planting begins
once again come next year

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Photo – Ham Field allotments, Shoreham, June 2018 – Jempics

New Music

The quietness of the woodland brook
is always worth a second look

For with its trickle so it sings
and with it a new music brings

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Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018 – Jempics

Yellow Poppy

Yellow poppy
growing wild
Pretty there
like it I smiled

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Photo – from Jemverse on instagram, May 2018 – Jempics

Right time, right place

In London quite early
(I was up with the lark)
So it’s still very quiet
in St James’ park

And just there by the lake
as I happenchanced by
A picture of heaven
for a smile and a cry

A swan with her babies
sheltered there by a wing
A privilege to see and
a beautiful thing

So I paused for a moment
and watched and admired
those small fluffy babies
the swans here had sired

An exquisite moment
right time and right place
which, I might add
brought a smile to my face

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Photo – Goslings sheltering under mother swan’s wing – St James’ Park, London – Jempics

Magical

Magical this influence
of Mother Nature’s hand
blessed with a dose of sunshine
all across the land

Springtime knows no boundaries
her hand is everywhere
painting all with colour
for everyone to share

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Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, April 2018 – Jempics

Lamb’s Green Yellow

In Lamb’s Green the daffodils
have made an appearance
Spring waits there in the wings

And the yellow is welcome as
it speaks of the sun and
echoes as Nature she sings

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Photo – Lamb’s Green daffodils, Faygate, Sussex, UK, March 2018 – Jempics

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