Every Ocean

3 of 3

Sailed every ocean
over several years
They’ve given me joy
and also some tears
Yet great as they are
I will always defer
to the sea here in Sussex
the one I prefer

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Photo – the Sussex sea, looking towards Brighton – Jempics

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Several Oceans

1 of 3

Sailed several oceans
then came home for a rest
as the ocean of home
is always the best
For it’s here that my heart
with the sea that I know
will always stay true
wherever I go

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Photo – the Sussex sea – Jempics

The Soothing Sea

I have lost count the number
of poems I have written
about the sea in Sussex
as really, I am smitten
So, if I only wrote of water
would you think less of me?
for really, if the truth be told
it’s best beside the sea

I can sit here hour on hour
beside the soothing waves
and gaze out at its fathoms
on sultry summer days
For me it’s inspiration
of it I’ll never tire
It prompts my words and writing
and builds in me a fire

Sometimes the sunshine glistens
like diamonds out there
so it would be quite selfish
these moments not to share
This preciousness, this richness
makes me a wealthy man
so I’ll gladly share some with you
(At least, that is the plan)

Its wide expanse, its changing form
its moving tides and more
all taken in and captured
from hours down on the shore
So I’ll just keep on writing
of my passion and then share
Something of the sea with you
as nothing can compare.

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Photo – South Lancing Beach, West Sussex – Jempics

Serves me well

The ocean’s pull grabs me again
draws me to its windswept shore
and breathing deep the salty air
I take it in for more and more

Those waves. Those mountains moving
that deep green valley surge
captivate magnificence
with whim and frequent urge

For this is solace. This is calm
despite the gathered swell
As when I’m here on dampened shores
I’m whole. It serves me well

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Photo – Lancing beach, West Sussex, UK April 2018 – Jempics

Ocean of Everything

3 of 3 in the Jemverse ‘Ocean’ trilogy

It’s the ocean of everything
I know and hold dear
And I’m part of its essence
That much remains clear

But explaining just why
is a difficult thing
There are words and a voice
and a mystery to bring

And a secret I’ve sworn
to hold close to my heart
Never a soul to
divulge or impart

Suffice here to say
that the sea of my youth
remains as a constant
revealing its truth

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Photo – West Beach, Shoreham. Taken January 2003 on a Kodak Dx3600, my first digital camera – Jempics

The Jemverse ‘Ocean’ trilogy: ‘Ocean of Me’ (22/10/17), ‘Ocean of Senses’ (23/10/17), ‘Ocean of Everything’ (24/10/17)

Ocean of Senses

2 of 3 in the Jemverse ‘Ocean’ trilogy

Sensory perception
a fragrance on the breeze
Carried in the air across
the wild and raging seas
Heard and felt and witnessed
in my blood and in my bones
Appealing to my senses
and a love I’ve always known

The Ocean’s voice before me
like music to my ears
A symphony of pleasure
as it’s been across the years

©Jemverse

Photo – West Beach, Shoreham. Taken January 2003 on a Kodak Dx3600, my first digital camera – Jempics

The Jemverse ‘Ocean’ trilogy: ‘Ocean of Me’ (22/10/17), ‘Ocean of Senses’ (23/10/17), ‘Ocean of Everything’ (24/10/17)

Ocean of Me

1 of 3 in the Jemverse ‘Ocean’ trilogy

A whisper carried on the breeze
heard across the air
Like an echo over many years
of me still walking there

The ocean still a part of me
as it has since just a boy
Six decades past it stays the same
a stalwart to enjoy

©Jemverse

Photo – West Beach, Shoreham looking towards the Bay of Brighton and the Seven Sisters. Taken January 2003 on a Kodak Dx3600, my first digital camera – Jempics

The Jemverse ‘Ocean’ trilogy: ‘Ocean of Me’ (22/10/17), ‘Ocean of Senses’ (23/10/17), ‘Ocean of Everything’ (24/10/17)

 

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