Beach bliss

I'm on the beach again
surprising I'd say
as it's lovely down here
on this fine summer day
and although it's a weekday
you'd have thought that some might
venture down to the beach
to enjoy the sunlight

Not that I'm bothered
for it's great here for me
on a deserted beach
right next to the sea
And they are the ones
missing out on all this
whilst I lap it up
and revel in the bliss

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

New Lavender II

I bought some new lavender
and new earthenware pots
to place out the front
with the best sunshine spots
I hope it does well
and adds to the joy
that lavender brings me
(let's not be coy)
for its fragrance divine
when it's growing like this
is my form of heaven
and takes me to bliss

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Photo – Jempics

Begging your pardon

The sunshine is glorious

here in the garden

so if you don’t mind

and begging your pardon

I’ll just sit me down

right here and right now

and turn my nose skyward

for the warmth on my brow

I’ll not be here long

but it’s really quite rude

not to sit here a while

and never intrude

when the sunshine is high

and it’s lovely like this

which for black dogs like me

is quite close to bliss

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Photo – Wolfgang in the sun – Jempics

Perfect bliss

The autumn carpet
starts to lay
on this fine Lincoln
autumn day
Gold beneath
my crunching feet
as I go walking
life is sweet

The calm, the solitude
the peace
reflected by
this visual feast
And I am thankful
to see this
Not far I think
from perfect bliss

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Photo – autumn gold falling – Lawress Hall – Lincoln – October 2019 – Jempics

Autumnal sun

I went back to the beach
though the summer was done
But there was still a warmth
in the autumnal sun
The sea was the same
with the waves a deep blue
reflecting the sky
with its colour and hue

And the peace and the solitude
down there with the sun
was perfect I’d say
with my working day done
So I sat there a while
and reflected that this
is where my contentment
borders on bliss

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Photo – South Lancing Beach on one of the last warm days of 2018 – Jempics

Bliss III

Watching as the sun goes down
on beach huts in a row
Catching the last rays
as in Western skies quite slow
it settles on another day
and evening time comes in
with golden glow to capture
the shadows lengthening

The breeze is gentle, fragrant
The sea, a flattened calm
Relaxing to the watching eye
just like a soothing balm
And my camera is ready
as I do not want to miss
this spectacle of nature
which to me is perfect bliss

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Photo – sunset on South Lancing beach huts – Jempics

Bliss by the water

Down by the waterside
in April sunshine
In the city of Bristol
with weather so fine

There’s history here
from when I was a boy
I’m re-visiting now
with an aim to enjoy

And the laughter the sun brings
encourages this
sitting here peacefully
for enjoyment and bliss

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Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, April 2018 – Jempics

Pink and gorgeous

It was there in mid April
delivered with grace
Pink and quite gorgeous
and right in my face

Blossom to tell me
that Spring really was
here now the winter
had ended because
the sun had had
enough of all this
and needed to show us
a little of bliss

Bliss that with blossom
so lovely and pink
gives pause just to wonder
and ponder and think
that now we can all
look forward to sun
and warm days of summer
for laughter and fun

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Bliss II

Across wet sand
as evening falls
the sea a whisper
silence calls
And here stand I
to witness this
exquisite moment
born of bliss

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Photo – sunset on Shoreham Beach, Sussex, Jempics

Snapshot II

Once more I am waiting
on a station, it’s dark
It’s been a long day
and I was up with the lark

There’s a train in the distance
to take me back home
so I caught its arrival
right there on my phone

Insignificant? Yes
A small chunk of life
but it’s taking me back
to my dog and my wife

And I’m grateful for that
as small things like this
bring me a little more
joy and some bliss

©Jemverse

 

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