Tri-haiku XXIII (August)

The comfort of a
quiet morning in summer
August in England

Writing at first light
and then, as the sun rises
Chorus of the dawn

Welcomes in the day
as I do in readiness
with August sunshine

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

This time last year

This time last year in August
we were flyng to Croatia
heading Adriatic way
with a dosage of asphasia

In French I am quite fluent
Greek and Spanish understood
and we’d manage with Italian
I’m pretty sure we could

But this was the furthest we had come
save Turkey for a a day
Cruising Adriatic sea
in the best cruising way

It was a most fantastic week
and we loved the time we spent
on board the Celebration
as to Venice there we went

But this year we decided
a staycation was the thing
as the weather here in England
many hot days it can bring

So we’ll be on our beach in Sussex
with some ice cold beers and sun
still having quite the best of times
til holidays are done

©Jemverse

Photo – Venice (August 2018) – Jempics

Raining in August

This year we decided
not to travel to sun
but enjoy it at home for a change
But perhaps that decision
now with some derision
with hindsight, we should rearrange

For instead of the sun
we’ve enjoyed up to now
it’s turned cooler and rained every day
Just one of those things
that August it brings
which we’ll enjoy here anyway

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

August

12 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months II’ series

And as we settle to this lovely heat
I find myself in summer sun
Relishing these warming days
filled with things that speak of fun

Through and through a summer person
I could live the year like this
as days of warming sunshine
are to me ones filled with bliss

Days are a little shorter now
but the sun’s intensity
could stay and keep the summer
here in perpetuity

©Jemverse

Photo Jempics

[I started this series a year ago, posting a themed poem on the first of each month throughout the year. It’s a cathartic part of my writing, so I’m doing the same for the next year with a new series, starting on 1st September – ’12 months III’.  Closing ’12 months II’ off though, here are trackbacks to the others in the series]

1] September
2] October
3] November II
4] December
5] January
6] February
7] March
8] April
9] May
10] June III
11] July

Too hot for the beach

It’s too hot for the beach I think
so in the garden I will stay
relaxing in the sunshine
on this August Saturday

It’s closing in on ninety
and though cooler by the sea
the thought of walking down there
is a bit too much for me

So I’ll sit here in the sunshine
with ice lollies close at hand
and see more of this summer
which has turned out so grand

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Heat (haiku)

Sunshine glows golden
The summer of August shines
and heat continues

©Jemverse

Photo – from #Jemverse on Instagram, August 2018 – Jempics

Twelve months eight

This poem starts a series
that will run through the year
A new one when the first
of every month is drawing near
And August starts it off
as it seemed the thing to do
No better place than summer
to begin a series, new

August is synonymous
with the height of summer sun
When days are at their hottest
and the holidays have come
And yes, I know that here in England
that’s sometimes not the case
As I’ve known Augusts (as have you)
when it’s chilly round the place

But I’m sure you’ll catch my meaning
as the intention is quite clear
That August brings a smile
because the holidays are here
Time to have a break from work
and maybe get away
Or simply lounge around the beach
as sunshine fills the day

©Jemverse

 

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