Favourite things

The beach at any time of year
The sea, my friend, to bring me cheer

Lavender in purple fields
Walking in the Sussex Weald

Music as my food for life
My lovely children and my wife

My dogs, the young one and the old
who understand me, so I’m told

Treasures all with songs to sing
These are all my favourite thing

©Jemverse

Photo – Gracey Croucher – the author at one of his favourite places, watching a sunset

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What the summer’s for

There’s a lone kite surfer
out on the seas
dancing on waves
in an easterly breeze
The tide’s on the turn
and is going out now
but the sun is still strong
and warm on my brow

So I’ll sit here a while
as the evening draws in
on a beach here in Sussex
with my wide summer grin
For the sound of the waves
as they break on the shore
is what life’s about
and the summer is for

©Jemverse

Photo – BN1 Kite Surfing school, South Lancing Beach, West Sussex, UK – Jempics

Fortunate Fellow

There’s a little dog barking
just in the sea
the gentle waves lapping
as he runs around free
People are paddling
and all having fun
Enjoying the warmth
of the full evening sun

The breeze is quite gentle
blowing in from the East
and all I can see
is a visual feast
I love being here
as it makes me feel mellow
and it’s not lost on me
I’m a fortunate fellow

©Jemverse

Photo – low tide at South Lancing beach, West Sussex, UK – Jempics

My Place

Can I just say, yes one more time
‘This is my favourite place’
As you’ll not find me here
without a smile upon my face

The sea, the beach, the beauty
outside beach hut one o one
Here in lovely Sussex
in the summer and the sun

©Jemverse

Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram, July 2018 – Jempics

Magnificent III

Between the posts, the sea
the water calm and blue
The bench, a perfect place
to sit and watch the view

And, truth be told, this place
for just a moment spent
with gentle summer breeze
is quite magnificent

A peace I can’t explain
or find the words to say
the calm exuded here
at this time of day

©Jemverse

Photo – tide barrier breakwater, Widewater beach, West Sussex, UK – Jempics

Time after time

Yes, I know I have written
many times in the past
of this beach and the sea
and it won’t be my last
For this place here in Sussex
I will gravitate to
whenever I can
Well you would, wouldn’t you?

For it has everything
I could possible crave
The beach and the blue
and the sea and the wave
And our beach but, a haven
above the tide line
where I’ll sit and write poems
time after time

©Jemverse

Photo – South Lancing Beach, West Sussex, UK – Jempics

Little boat bobbing

There’s a little boat bobbing
on the waves just out there
Alone in the water
its white hull a-glare
Catching the sun as
it catches the sea
Glinting like diamonds
quite brilliantly
It’s sails are all furled
so it’s clearly at rest
and on days such as these
that is much for the best

©Jemverse

Photo – South Lancing Beach, West Sussex, UK – Jempics

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