A soliloquy for Christmas

A soliloquy for Christmas
with a little introspection
Thinking of the year that’s been
in pensive contemplation
And looking forward to the next
anticipation growing
For all the promise that’s in store
A smile, as I’ve the knowing

This Christmas morning silence
affords a moment still
For soon there will be laughter
with gifts exchanged at will
And then there will be merriment
The epitome of joy
Christmas with the family
with promise to deploy

©Jemverse

 

A Christmas eve walk

The day of the eve before Christmas
and all of us out for a walk
Taking in Sussex, the river and downs
for a jolly good laugh and a talk

Conversing about the things we have done
whilst out in the fair countryside
Dusting off cobwebs, eight miles or so
Family and friends to confide

And much later on at ‘The Lion’
we’ll put up our feet with a beer
The laughter is sure to continue
as we celebrate good Christmas cheer

©Jemverse

 

Smile III

I only have five letters
but they go a long, long way
Combined they spell out something
that will brighten up a day
Sometimes I’m told I use it
too often in my verse
But I tend to ignore that
for the other thing is worse

For these five letters – ‘S’ and ‘M’
and ‘I’ and ‘L’ and ‘E’
together precede laughter
and sometimes hilarity
And you know you will feel better
when you’ve laughed a little while
So that’s why I quite often
write a poem with a smile

©Jemverse

 

Christmas day haiku

And so it’s Christmas
Laughter, cries of joy and smiles.
Love is all around.

©Jemverse

Fridays

I think perhaps that Fridays
are of a week my favourite day
As they often happen after
four days of toil and fray
But the best thing with Fridays
is that they happily arrive
just before the weekend
‘Three cheers, whoop whoop, high five!’

©Jemverse

 

Waves & Laughter – haiku

The bigger the waves
the louder my shout becomes
Laughing on the shore

©Jemverse

1 of 7 in the Jemverse ‘3 lines’ event; 7 haikus for 7 days

Three Alpacas

We had a walk in the forest
and the woods round about
The weather was warm
and the sunshine was out
Then full of high spirits
it was back for some brunch
as it was too late for breakfast
and too early for lunch

But later on whilst we rested
from exertions incurred
A whoop of delight
from the kitchen we heard
And rushing in to see what
all the fuss was about
Each one of us laughed
with sheer joy and a shout

For there just outside
three Alpacas had come
to pay us a visit
in the late morning sun
Two browns and a white one
with new hairstyles it seemed
gave each of us pleasure
and joy as we beamed

They stayed for a while
and had a bit of a chat
just passing the time
about this, about that
So we took every advantage
of those moments of bliss
For it’s not every day
you get visits like this

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

The log cabin we hired at the edge of the Sandy Balls holiday village in the New Forest last weekend  bordered the field where the resident Alpacas lived. Seems that most days they took themselves for a walk along a path from the field which took them alongside the kitchen window of our cabin. The whoop of delight from my daughter as she glanced up to see an Alpaca looking back at her through the window as she was washing up was one of absolute joy. A very magical few moments.

Geocaching

With the temperature feeling more like
early summer in the sun
We went geocaching in the forest
All seven having fun
Following co-ordinates
we found clues along the way
whilst pausing for some photographs
on this fine October day

Some were hidden in the undergrowth
and some beneath the trees
Some we had to dig for
down on hands and knees
We had the forest to ourselves
although we did once meet a deer
who seemed a little flustered
that some humans were quite near

He didn’t hang about too long
disappearing in a flash
Leaving us to finish off
our first fun geocache
Then, riddle solved and codeword found
with laughter in our eyes
We headed back to all enjoy
some chocolates as our prize

©Jemverse

 

Roadtrip II

We’re off to the New Forest
for a long weekend of fun
Seven of us together
in the cool October sun
We’ve hired a big log cabin
In the woods at Sandy Balls
packing lots of warmer clothes
in case the winter calls

It’ll be just like a swan song
and a prelude to a tear
Before our son goes to Australia
where he’ll be at least a year
But that’s not for a while just yet
so as this road trip starts
We’ll be frolicking in the forest
fun and laughter in our hearts

©Jemverse

When swans fly

When swans fly it is with grace
sustained with effort there
Slender necks streamlined in flight
elite and debonair

When swans fly I stand in awe
and marvel at the sound
made with their happy whooping cry
the sweetest song around

When swans fly I find myself
laughing loud with joy
Exquisite in these moments shared
since I was just a boy

When swans fly their majesty
transfers from ground to sky
As below so too above
with beauty as they fly

©Jemverse

Photo – Roisabborrar, DeviantArt, 2015

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