In winter

I’ve stood by this river in Summer
and early Spring and in fall
but in spite of the chill in the winter
the view is the best one of all

For the sun is low in its apex
and as it shines through the trees to the east
the way it catches the water
provides here a visual feast

So I stood for a moment and shivered
and took in this beautiful scene
grateful for all of the seasons
and the times that here I have been

©Jemverse

Photo – the Thames at Kew Bridge, December 2019

Joy to Share II

So here beneath the leafy green
Another day in Kew
I stand beside the River Thames
and see this lovely view
The tide is high, the water deep
The sky with promise there
As through the trees the sun appears
and I have joy to share

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Photo – the Thames at Kew, Richmond, Surrey – Jempics

Kew

Beneath the vivid leafy green
this time of year at Kew
Beside the Thames just sitting
early morning with a view

I have a little time to spare
so I’ll sit for here for a while
and write about this lovely place
Sufficient to beguile

For here there is contentment
A little solace from the fray
before I need to leave for work
upon this fine Spring day

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Photo – The river Thames at Kew, South West London – Jempics

To the river

There are steps to the water
and I don’t know why
Something with meaning
in times now passed by

Perhaps for a boatman
to access his craft
For trade on the river
to board fore and aft

Perhaps for some access
for folk who lived near
and needed to get
to the river right here

Suffice now to say
on this morning in June
it gives me a place
to hum a nice tune

and write down some words
of this place I have found
by the Thames here in Kew
with peace all around

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Photo – the Thames at Kew, West London, UK – June 2018 – Jempics

Peace

At Kew by the water
The Thames is quite low
It’s still early morning
and the river is slow
Time for respite
and peace by the trees
with only the sound
of birds in the leaves

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Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram, June 2018 – Jempics

The Turning II

The Thames at Kew this morning
with trees just on the turn
A warmth still in the early sun
The chill yet to discern
Not that I’m complaining
For balmy days are best
Particularly in the turning
when the summer has a rest

©Jemverse

 

Kew Bridge

I felt like an intruder
at the glory of the dawn
As sun behind the early mist
warmed up the early morn

But the river was embracing
and welcomed me to stay
As Kew awoke to wonder
and another Springtime day

©Jemverse

 

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