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


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


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


Caught a flash of red
in the hedgerow yesterday
A little robin redbreast
in the branches on the way
Sitting there quite peacefully
as nature had intended
his plumage looking lovely
and his redbreast rather splendid


Photo – Jempics

At one

On the old oyster beds
as a tide at mid-ebb gurgles
and glints in the midday sun
Seagulls play and water shines

And across the way
this special moment grabs attention
and captured there I breathe it in
and am at one


Photo – Jempics

The Promise II

Outside the weather
reminds me again
that winter’s still here
with the wind and the rain
It’s blowing so hard
with a howl and a moan
from the cold of the north
where it’s festered and grown

And it’s here now to chill
and make us feel old
as like Michelin Men
we dress up for the cold
It’s January now
so there’s more still to come
for a while longer yet
we’ll be freezing and numb

But not all of it’s bad
There’s promise here yet
For it won’t be that long
before Springtime we’ll get
As already we’re seeing
some signs that it’s coming
Albeit sometime yet ’til
our legs we’ll be sunning

The promise with January
momentum is flowing
of Springtime is welcome
whilst it’s chilly and snowing
Because it comes with the knowledge
that in eight weeks or so
the colour of Spring
will be starting to show


Photo – a little winter colour with a promise – January 2018 – Jempics


In the barren forsythia a house has appeared
built by an industrious sparrow
with twigs, grass and straw a nest has been made
between the branches narrow

There aren’t any babies in there just yet
but I guess it won’t be that long
Til more feathered friends in my garden I’ll see
to add to that sweet morning song


Photo – Jempics

Lichen Green

And along these brittle winter trails
with barren branches here
The green reminds as lichen still
retains a festive cheer

So, putting best foot forward
a swift step through the field
Wrapped up warm for Christmas
I wander Sussex Weald.

And the lichen green reminds me
of a hand still there at play
in the beauty all around me
on this brittle winter day


Photo – Jempics

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