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1 of 12 in the ’12 months VI’ series from Jemverse

It's the first of September
and here for the starting
a new Jemverse series
with the old just departing

Twelve poems each as
the first day arrives
will start every month
if my writing survives

Some words here to herald
each month as it starts
for hope, zest and joy
as the old one departs


Photo – Jempics

An ode to Spring

Twelve scribings revisited; concluding (12 of 12) the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

Winter’s grey-cast clouds have passed
and Summer’s child is here
to bring us hope and merriment
and fill our hearts with cheer
This child is full of freedom
speaking freshly of the truth
which every year around this time
gives nature’s hand its youth
Summer’s child will not stay long
but with a flair and fling
as seasons through the years have sung
for Summer’s child is Spring


Photo – Sally Croucher

An ode to Spring‘ was first published via Jemverse on 28 December 2019


Twelve scribings revisited; 11 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

Counting days til sunshine
and the pleasure that will bring
with long hours at the beach hut
in the warmer days of Spring


Photo – Jempics

Spring‘ was first published via Jemverse on 27 March 2018

Springtime Cheer

Twelve scribings revisited; 10 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

It’s in my garden again
the yellow that speaks of the sun
Forsythia glory shouting aloud
that Springtime has begun
And the green is lusher too
Winter fades away
The grass upon my lawn suggests
it’ll soon be mowing day
The time for that will come
but for now the yellow’s here
Replacing all the winter blues
with lots of Springtime cheer


Photo – Jempics

Springtime cheer‘ was originally published via Jemverse on 25 March 2017

Springtime came back

Twelve scribings revisited; 9 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

In the sunshine today
with freshly mown grass
I caught the fragrance of Spring
And something within
came awake with a grin
as abandon gave reason to sing

For there in a moment
life was reborn
Clicked my fingers and winter was past
The sunshine woke up
and filled up my cup
as Springtime came back at long last


Photo – Jempics

Springtime came back‘ was first published via Jemverse on 2 April 2019

A toast to Springtime

Twelve scribings revisited; 8 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

Springtime’s definitely on it’s way
as in the pot out front
two daffodils are glowing 
as from the earth they shunt
‘Glowing’ here and ‘growing’ 
the choice of word is right
as after winter’s iron chill 
they are a welcome sight

And as each day gets brighter 
and the sunshine grows in strength
their warmth will be reflected
in daylight’s increased length
A cause for celebration
I feel no one would decry
so here’s a toast to Springtime
as the winter passes by


Photo – Jempics

A toast to Springtime‘ was originally published via Jemverse on 8 March 2021


Twelve scribings revisited; 7 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

April cast a shadow
though I’m not in mind to care
for it was one cast by the sunshine
and the Springtime almost there
April cast a shadow
to hide the winter chills from view
heralding a summer and
warmer times anew
April cast a shadow
on the first of thirty days
showed the fool where he should go
with all his foolish ways


Photo – Jempics

April‘ was first published via Jemverse on 1st April 2015 as a part of the ‘A-Z Blogging Challenge’ set by WordPress for April that year.


Twelve scribings revisited; 6 of 12 in the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

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 – Jempics

Magical‘ was first published via Jemverse on 17 April 2018

Pocket of Springtime

Twelve scribings revisited; Part 5 in the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

Sitting in a pocket of springtime
Warmed by a welcome embrace
Breathing deeply the fragrance
Feeling the sun on my face
Knowing the winter’s behind me
Forgetting the six months of chill
Looking forward to summer
Promising warmer days still


Photo – Jempics

Pocket of Springtime‘ was first published via Jemverse on 22 March 2016

Now the Spring

Twelve scribings revisited; Part 4 in the Jemverse series ‘Malleable Days’

Now the Spring has found its voice
it is shouting out in yellow
‘Have some sun and warmer days’
it cries like a good fellow
Summer clothes and summer smiles
find the people, one and all
And sunglasses in abundance heed
that welcome Springtime call


Photo – Jempics

Now the Spring‘ was first published via Jemverse on 16 April 2015

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