Eloquence

3 of 5 in the Jemverse ‘Poets’ series

Persuasive and fluid
expression related
the words of the poet
orally sated

Spoken with pride
besotted and smitten
the words which by craft
and by hand have been written

©Jemverse

3 in a series of 5 poems written about poetry for poets.

Secret Places

It’s hidden by the railway line
unkempt for many years
and if the Signalman could see it now
he’s be reduced to tears
Once known as Railway Gardens
when the signal box was there
Nestled just behind the sign
that warned us “Trains – beware”

But like the age of steam before us
progress has its downside too
as the garden is untended
and hidden now from view
So it’s become a secret place
to which no-one will go
hidden by the railway line
where weeds and brambles grow

©Jemverse

See also ‘Railway Gardens‘ (published on Jemverse – 26/12/14)

Cusp of summer

Smooth the sand ‘neath greying skies
The breeze it softly sings
As o’er the sea, the setting sun
A gathering it brings

Caught up in this, the ebbing tide
Back across the beach
And there, the cusp of summer
Just a little out of reach

Gentle waves in movement turn
With salt upon the air
The sunset fades and slips away
To night time waiting there.

©Jemverse

Zed

So April reaches its last day
It’s been a beauty, I must say

Trains were cancelled many times
But I danced regardless, feeling fine

Easter came and easter went
Our chocolate feast was finally spent

And the green of Spring with new life sewn
Revealed a bit of heaven shown

Indicative of things to come
Jubilant April gave us fun

The sun kept shining every day
So it’s looking good for coming May

Marvellous that the winter’s done
Now the spring has finally come

And overlooking all of this
I know the privilege of bliss

So in quietness of pensive time
I have good cause to pen this rhyme

The sunshine brightens up my mood
And even makes that travelling good

Watching undulating Sussex there
It’s very nice, beyond compare

So I wonder how it came to this
‘Je ne c’est quoi’, sealed with x-kiss

April, glorious, yellow led
Leaves us now and ends with zed.

©Jemverse

[A-Z April – day 30 – Z]

For my A-Z April Blogging Challenge, I’ve penned 26 poems around a word for each letter of the alphabet. All 26 are now included in each of the above rhyming stanzas – one on each line. And I can see from your comments that you’ve enjoyed the reading as much as I’ve enjoyed the writing. However, although A-Z April might be done, Jemverse certainly isn’t! Please keep reading – it’s good to have your company.

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