Succulent

It’s been growing in some housebricks
on a pot outside our door
for quite some months, innocuous
Not sure what it was for
But just this week quite suddenly
It’s come into it’s own
As several tall flowers have
spectacularly grown

Crested pink with purple flecks
quite beautiful are they
Diminutively lovely
for this succulent display

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Photo – Jempics

Our little garden

I love our little garden
and the space we have out here
It’s lovely in the summer
and at other times of year
And yes, it’s on the small side
but that’s the way it is
So we’re not that bothered by it
as there’s nothing here remiss

It’s actually quite helpful
as to keep this lovely view
it’s easier to keep in check
and less for us to do
And even though the shrubbery
can overwhelm sometimes
A quick trim with the shears
makes room for more sunshine

It’s lovely sitting out here
so we do whenever we
have time to sit and have a read
or sip a cup of tea
Or simply sit and just admire
for which I beg your pardon
As it really is just perfect here
in this our little garden

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Photo – the poet’s garden – Jempics

Beach II

I’m a fortunate fellow
as within easy reach
from my home where I live
is a beautiful beach

So when temperatures soar
and I take a half day
It’s great that it’s only
a short walk away

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Photo – Lancing Beach, West Sussex, UK – Jempics

A little box of heaven

I have a little box of heaven
which I’m watching carefully
As I’ve nurtured every seedling
as you would quite naturally

And yes, I know they’re on the small side
but they’re growing all the time
So I’m confident that fairly soon
I’ll be rewarded with a sign

Maybe later on this year
or maybe next, who knows?
It depends how fast my heaven
and my lavender, it grows

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Photo – my lavender patch, Hamfield allotments, Shoreham-by-Sea – Jempics

Allotment IV (aka ‘A certain pleasure)

There is a certain pleasure
at the end of a long day
to pop to the allotment
and have a little play

I might do some watering
or strim the grass a bit
or do a little weeding
or in the sunshine, sit

But I’ll always take a photo
‘Cos it’s great to see stuff grow
And it gives a certain pleasure
‘Cos we’re proud of it, you know

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Photo – plot 1 (of 6), Hamfield Allotments, Shoreham-by-Sea – Jempics

The breathless cygnet

Beside the Brayford Pool
in Lincoln’s city fair
Two swans swam toward me
with a cygnet following there

He was moaning as he followed
in his parents’ speedy wake
with a little voice that whimpered
“Slow down for pity’s sake”

But, resolute he didn’t
waiver or resign
following at a distance
in his much slower time

I smiled as he came near me
for his accomplishment
Urged him ever onward
to give encouragement

And, unless I was mistaken
I’m sure he looked at me
and chirped a little ‘thank you’
(though rather breathlessly)

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Photos – swans on Brayford Pool, Lincoln – Jempics

Yellow Iris

Yellow by the water
Waving in the breeze
Brought me to a standstill
Took me to my knees

Their beauty was resplendent
and a tear came to my eye
as I stood beside the lake
with a deep contented sigh

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Photo – Lakeside Iris’ – Riseholme Park, Lincolnshire – Jempics

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