Two Squirrels

Two squirrels playing in the tree
scurrying about
But as to who was chasing who
I think there was some doubt
Suffice to say it seemed to me
that they were having fun
as I passed by quite nonchalantly
in early May's bright sun

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

One IX

9 of 12 in the Jemverse series ’12 months V’

Maybe May will find me
on the beach once more
as warmer days get warmer
and summer waits in store
Maybe May will be the one
to see those doors flung wide
for long days in the sunshine
no more the place to hide
Maybe May will see these things
as they're the thing to do
for the fifth month and summer
are quite symbiotic too

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Summer in April

At the end of April, summer
made an early show of hand
as the sun shone warm on Sussex
fair across this pleasant land
So I put a best foot forward
took advantage with no shame
once more into the hedgerow
bordered pathways, trails and lane
Exploring parts of Sussex
I had never been before
in this lovely springtime sunshine
as that's just what it is for

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Small yellow II

Small yellow in my garden
at the bottom in the sun
caught my eye this morning
now the winter time is done
I don't what its name is
but it grows here every year
yellow in Spring sunshine
so for me has purpose clear
It's there to play a rhythm
to accompany the song
that rises with crescendo
to play all summer long

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Photo – Jempics

One VIII

8 of 12 in the Jemverse series ’12 months V’

First of April here for fools
yet no prank here but truth
for this is now the time of Spring
when nature shows its youth
There's evidence of that all around
with bluebells in the grass
and the yellow of forsythia
as winter breathes its last
And I for one I welcome this
fresh nuance of the year
as sunshine bears its testament
for days of warmth and cheer

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Sunrise II

The eastern sun rose
slow behind as I walked
but I turned on a whim
and there, it was caught
a bright orange globe
rising swift from the night
in the still hours of morning
for a marvellous sight
so I took a long moment
hardly drawing a breath
before turning again to
walk back to the west

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

First Daisy II

First daisy down there
in the grass
waiting for me
as I passed
Radient with sunshine flare
I took a pic
to onward share
and with the green
a painting framed
as gilt-edged it
the Springtime named

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Sunshine XII (tanaga)

Found a pool of golden sun
knew that Spring had now begun
and I'd once more found the one
proving winter blues are done

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Photo – Jempics

[Tanaga is a Tahitian poetic 4-line rhyming stanza each with 7 syllables]

Sunshine XI (bussokuseki)

Here I am, smitten
once again head over heels
a poor Romeo
with the beauty of your face
and the radiance around
as throughout each day you tread

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

[Bussokuseki is a Japanese non-rhyming poetic form with a syllabic sequencing of 5/7/5/7/7/7]

Sunshine X (dalit)

Golden, you are magnificent
Humbled, I squint in your presence
and lay prostrate beneath your warmth
to revel in the glory here

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

[Dalit is a Tahitian poetic form comprising a four-line non-rhyming stanza each of 8 syllables]

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