…with a festive smile

I found a moment over Christmas
Penguin Cafe in the air
In the oven, turkey roasting
whilst I was sitting there

My pen, it found the paper
and words came, as they do
from time to time as inspiration
a poem to eschew

And I sat in contemplation
and wrote a little while
for some moments over Christmas
with a big, wide festive smile

©Jemverse

Photo – Holly ‘Bezza’ Croucher

[The Penguin Cafe orchestra was the brainchild of creative lead ‘Simon Jeffes’ until his passing in 1997. Hard to categorise, suffice to say that Penguin Cafe carved their own little ‘je ne sais quoi’ in the world of musical genre. Here’s a little slice…]

 

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Christmas Day (haiku)

The joy has arrived
Christmas Day as Yuletide falls
And a star is born

 

©Jemverse

Photo/artwork – Jempics on Apple Procreate

A walk on the beach

It’s the day before Christmas
so a walk on the beach
seems like a plan
as it’s in easy reach

And tradition would have it
that on this day every year
All Crouchers together
go walking with cheer

So we’re off to the beach hut
for a hot cup of tea
and a play on the shingle
and a look at the sea

And then we’ll walk back
after moment’s reprieve
to our home back in Shoreham
on this Christmas Eve

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Christmas secret

I’m working on a secret
for the Christmas holiday
Industrious with envelopes
in a mysterious way

No-one knows the secret
It’s safe up in my head
and lips are sealed as rumour
like a Chinese whisper spreads

I’m working on a secret
that will quite soon be known
and the box will then be open
with all its contents shown

Revealing yet more secrets
in envelopes all sealed
Riddles to be broken
before the treasure is revealed

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics [This is the ‘Farjabox’ (my children call me ‘Farj’ in production. Designed on the premise of an ‘escape room’, the 8 puzzles leading to the eventual treasure are all contained within a locked case. I reckon it’ll take them a couple of hours to solve on Christmas Eve afternoon]

Tri-Tanka II (Festive)

All decorations
up by first of December
Christmas is coming
Though earlier every year
commerce would have us believe

No bah and humbug
despite my reservations
As into spirit
flowing with the tinsel here
my heart goes to the yuletide

And into the fray
firmly with gusto I tread
‘Ho ho ho’ sung loud
I am the voice of Christmas
Seasons greetings one and all

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Taking a break

Mid-December is here
We’re winding down fast
Christmas it seems
it with us at last
Just a few days to go
and all of them manic
as colleagues and projects
go into a panic
But the end of the week
slows down quite a bit
so everyone here
can get used to it

Several days off from work
more important things loom
Time for family and friends
which we’ll all see quite soon
And then we’ll forget
what drove us berserk
as we all take a break
from the pressures of work

©Jemverse

Photo – Shoreham’s concrete sheep taking a break for Christmas – Jempics

December

No. 4 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months II’ series

December comes and tradition
sees the tree go up tonight
Decorations hanging all around
‘most everywhere in sight

For us it sees a birthday
Holly’s twenty-five this year
and sharing it with Christmas
always brings us all good cheer

So here’s a berry-red reminder
at the last month’s curtain call
Another year to pass us by
Seasons greetings to you all

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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