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

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Tri-haiku XXII (drifting)

The joy of being
on holiday and at ease
Days pass slowly by

As relaxation
finds me in my element
Cock-a-hoop abounds

Merging together
the days pass without a care
And find me drifting

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

[Tri-haiku is a Jemverse thing; triplets of haiku strung together to a theme. The old English phrase ‘cock-a-hoop’ originates from sometime in the 14th century; it means to be ecstatically happy]

Tawny Wood

The peace and
contentment of Tawny Wood
In our Scandinavian chalet
has been really lovely
We’ve all had a blast
Down in Sandy Balls Valley

We’ve walked with alpacas
stood in the rain
Watched as the sun came out bright
Wandered the woods
Looked up at the trees
with evident nature in sight

We’ve laughed in the hot tub
Danced to some tunes
Lounged and all lazed about
Had barbecues
breakfasts and lunches
both inside the chalet and out

It’s been a
fantastic weekend
For us and the dogs all together
The tonic that
all of us needed
combined with some excellent weather

©Jemverse

Photo – me and Pickles on Good Friday Hill, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, UK – Bezza Croucher

Last day of the hols

And here I have just one more day
to spend and use in my own way
I’ll lie in for a little then
write some words with my new pen
over coffee with some toast
and Marmite maybe (make the most)

Our new Alexa, music plays
on this the last of holidays
A playlist of my favourite songs
to which I’ll dance and sing along
Then maybe I will play a game
Red Dead Redemption 2, the same

And if the sun decides to stay
I’ll go for a walk around midday
I’ll read a little, have some tea
and spend some time with only me
I’ll do the things that bring a smile
if only for a little while

And then this evening I will rest
Knowing that I’ve made the best
of this, the last day that I had
with all the things that make me glad
As holidays are meant, you see
to be the best that they can be

©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

Angel of the sky

16 of 16 in the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series

Holidays are exciting
in lots of different days
For when you’ve finished cruising
then you take to the airwaves

And our Tui flight this morning
is the ‘Angel of the Sky’
From Dubrovnik in Croatia
to London Gatwick we will fly

It’s been a lovely holiday
but no regrets we’re homeward bound
as we have all the memories
of new places we have found

©Jemverse

Photo – Tui flight TOM4423 – the ‘Angel of the Sky’ at Dubrovnik boarding for London Gatwick – Jempics

‘Angel of the sky’ completes the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series. Here are trackbacks to the others in case you’ve missed them. ‘Dubrovnik‘ (2/9), ‘Adriatic Sunset‘ (3/9), ‘Bar’s absent castle‘ (4/9), ‘Into Gold‘ (5/9), ‘Korcula‘ (6/9), ‘Through the Porthole‘ (7/9), ‘The Sea Organ‘ (8/9), ‘Zadar‘ (9/9), ‘Sailing into Venice‘ (10/9), ‘Gondolier‘ (11/9), ‘Of Venetian Diamonds’ (12/9), ‘Trieste‘ (13/9), ‘Split‘ (14/9), ‘A split down the middle‘ (15/9) and ‘Eyebrow of the sun‘ (16/9).

Holiday IV

We’re Adriatic sailing
Be gone for several days
Hiatus from the Jemverse vibe
Whilst he’s out on the waves

But whilst he’s out there cruising
He’ll be scribbling away
Writing poems for you good folk
to read another day

So even though these pages
will be quiet for a while
They’ll be back here in September
with more verse to bring a smile

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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