Little tree gone

We had a tree growing
out of the front wall
which I’m sorry to say had to go
For though it was fine
its roots had entwined
and had threatened the wall, don’t you know

So with a snip of my clippers
it was gone I’m afraid
though I captured it first with a snap
Now I’ll keep a brief
on the wall underneath
in case it decides to grow back

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

In Stanmer Woods

In Stanmer Woods the trees stand tall
and sheltered down below
I stand as if on tippy-toe
as I’m quietly in the know
For up above the wind blows free
with frigid winter blast
yet down upon the bracken floor
there’s stillness here to last

Seldom green still at this time
the crisp of winter clings
yet snowdrops on the barren ground
swift the Springtime brings
In Stanmer Woods there’s evidence
of Mother Nature’s pride
and here I can embrace it
with my arms held open wide

©Jemverse

Photo – Stanmer Woods, Sussex – Jempics

Diamonds II

Nature’s hand came calling
in our garden yesterday
Left little diamond clusters
for us as if to say
This was its way of saying
that there’s beauty everywhere
and if we just look around us
we will find it waiting there

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Tri-haiku XX (Circular Green)

This circular green
Grown, cut back, abundant now
as summer takes hold

This circular green
A comfort true and fragrant
These summer senses

This circular green
With me, part of me, in me
I am in summer

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Little Yellow

Little yellow dandelions
growing wildly there
And yes, I know that they are weeds
but I don’t really care

For anything that’s yellow
and grown by Nature’s hand
is good and I’m content with that
especially on my land

So they can keep on growing
yellow in the sun
as I’ll be sure to leave them
to be loved by everyone

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Of planting and weeding and watching things grow

Went to the allotment
the sun wasn’t there
But I attacked all the weeds
that had grown everywhere
And I planted nasturtiums
and more lavender too
To add to the ones which
from seedlings I grew

I watered the onions
and talked to the beans
Said they would soon grow
in the light and sunbeams
It’s not looking bad
and the grass is quite short
But things aren’t growing
quite as fast as we thought

Mind you, the lavender
(My favourite by far)
is looking quite lovely
and spectacular
It’s attracting the bees
which is what we all need
As they will in turn
pollinate all the seeds

And nature’s life cycle
when the summer is done
will yield I am sure
lots of produce with sun
Which we’ll then partake
and enjoy with good cheer
Before planting begins
once again come next year

©Jemverse

Photo – Ham Field allotments, Shoreham, June 2018 – Jempics

New Music

The quietness of the woodland brook
is always worth a second look

For with its trickle so it sings
and with it a new music brings

©Jemverse

Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018 – Jempics

Water Flows

In rippling brook the water flows
Whence it came I do not know
Suffice to say its pleasant sound
is quite the nicest thing around

©Jemverse

Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018 – Jempics

Lamb’s Green Yellow

In Lamb’s Green the daffodils
have made an appearance
Spring waits there in the wings

And the yellow is welcome as
it speaks of the sun and
echoes as Nature she sings

©Jemverse

Photo – Lamb’s Green daffodils, Faygate, Sussex, UK, March 2018 – Jempics

Nesting

In the barren forsythia a house has appeared
built by an industrious sparrow
with twigs, grass and straw a nest has been made
between the branches narrow

There aren’t any babies in there just yet
but I guess it won’t be that long
Til more feathered friends in my garden I’ll see
to add to that sweet morning song

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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