Born to the sun revisited

I’ve seen fifty-nine summers
and have loved every one
For back in the fifties
I was born to the sun

A child of a Thursday
I had far to go
But I’d hardly have guessed
what I now have to show

For I’ve memories a-plenty
and a lot more to come
For this child of the summer
who was born to the sun


Photo – Jempics



Dappled sunlight
through the leaves
dances underneath
the trees

And with its movement
so do I
slowly as I
wander by


Photo – from Jemverse on instagram, May 2018 – Jempics

The seagull and me

On the beach and a seagull
perched on a post
Him and me there
both making the most
of what has the promise
a fine day to be
one full of sunshine
for both him and me


Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018 – Jempics

Waiting for the sun

I’m waiting for
the sun to come
now the day
has just begun
It’s warming rays
to lift my soul
and amplify
to make me whole


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.

Changing Colour

And today I sat and changed colour
the May sun hot in the sky
Relaxing long hours in the garden
with a long and contented deep sigh


Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018 – Jempics

Makeover 101

Our beach hut’s had a makeover
it’s looking pretty swish
and now it has been painted
in bright colour, per our wish

We’ve had it now for twenty years
so it’s good to keep it nice
and (not that we intend to sell)
it does add to the price

Turquoise to reflect the sea
and sparkle in the sun
Here’s to twenty more years still
in Beach Hut one-oh-one.


Photo – Beach Hut 101, Lancing Beach, West Sussex – Jempics

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