Life is colour

In summer life is colour
yellows, blues and greens
Reflecting all around me
and the palettes I have seen

In summer life is canvas
to paint with words to fit
Reflecting all the colour
as life is full of it


Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018 – Jempics


Twelve months six

No. 11 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months’ series

‘Thursday’s child has far to go’
Something I had always known

Born of summer, summer’s child
Often wayward, always wild

My birth month June, the first today
Brings me out to dance and play

For with the summer sunshine brings
Days of warmth and many things

To lift my soul and shout aloud
That Thursday’s child is strong and proud

And June with all around me yellow
Brings alive this summer fellow


Photo – Jempics

This is 11 in a series of 12 poems written for and published on the 1st of every month for a year. See also Twelve Months Eight, Twelve Months Nine, Twelve Months Ten, Twelve Months Eleven , Twelve Months Twelve , Twelve Months One,  Twelve Months Two , Twelve Months Three, Twelve Months Four and Twelve Months Five.


It’s peaceful here
my special place
the bright sunshine
warm in my face

Birdsong in the
trees around
The fresh mown grass
green on the ground

And just there
passing close to me
the buzz of a
big bumblebee


Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018 – Jempics

Summer Days

On the beach at low water
watching seagulls at play
the view here at Worthing
around the wide bay
of the coastline in Sussex
bathed in a blue
reflecting the sky
is a joy to eschew

So what better thing
than to sit and just gaze
at the sea and the water
on these summer days?


Photo – Worthing Beach (from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018) – Jempics

Child of the summer

To sit in the sunshine
now summer is here
brings me fulfilment
coupled with cheer
For this is my time
I’m at one with the sun
a child of the summer
now winter is done


Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018 – Jempics

Colour Jumble

Like a jumble of colour
the sunshine of May
make known its existence
as a potter with clay

Expertly crafted
the warmth that it brought
give us the summer
that we had long sought


Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018 – Jempics

Sunshine followed sunshine

Sunshine followed sunshine
May had listened well
Another day of yellow
the echo there could tell

Spring may just have passed us by
this year but in replacement
Summer’s here and early
to fill us with amazement


Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018 – Jempics

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