No remonstating

And this morning the sunshine
returned with a smile
as it's been fairly rainy
and wet for a while
The mercury's rising
and the thermometer shows
the direction the warmth
and my wandering goes

For it's a no brainer
that the beach is the thing
when the weather's like this
for the joy it will bring
And as it's October
it's a bonus that I
can sit there in the sun
and watch life go by

So that's where I'm heading
the beach and the sea
as this is the place
where I love to be
And whenever the chance
is there for the taking
you'll find me down there
with no remonstrating

©Jemverse

Photo – Sally Croucher

One II

2 of 12 in the Jemverse series ’12 months V’

One for the first day now of October
and I thinks the summer's now ended
as although there's a warmth remaining we have
now the woodsmoke of autumn befriended

There's a change in the air and a lacklustre feel
of the green in the trees all around
and a hint of the gold and the treasure we'll find
with the new crunch of leaves on the ground

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Beginning II

2 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months IV’ series

October arrives
and autumn is come
now the last day
of September is done
Days getting shorter
shadows are long
and though the sun stays
it’s not quite as strong

So I smile and realise
that it couldn’t last
and days on the beach
with the summer are past
Yet with autumn’s arrival
the singer still sings
as though the song changes
more promise it brings

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Tri-haiku XXV (October)

And so October
Memory of summer fades
and chill settles in

And yet the promise
as greenery turns to gold
with treasure to find

And as winter looms
summer falls from all the trees
as we wrap up warm

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Blessed II revisited

12 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘October’ series

It’s a quarter to six
and the sun’s sinking low
But it’s so lovely here
that I don’t want to go
So I’ll sit here a while
as the shadows grow long
to watch the sun set
to the ebbing tide’s song

And as temperatures drop
and the day disappears
I’ll watch the gold grow
with the salt from my tears
And I’ll bid it farewell
as it fades to the west
from my vantage point here
on the beach where I’m blessed

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Blessed II‘ was first posted to Jemverse on 11 November 2018

October summer revisited

11 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘October’ series

It was as if the sun was laughing
As, with a snub to time of year
It said “No” to woolly hats and scarves
And “Yes” to swimming gear

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

October summer‘ was first posted to Jemverse on 6 October 2014

October dawned again

10 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘October’ series

With rain today October dawned
Autumn’s finally here
but I’m grateful for the summer
which has brought us lots of cheer

Colder now the sun has gone
The green though still remains
The memory has yet to fade
The warmth still in my veins

And summer’s child still has a smile
for more is yet to come
Before it’s time to bid farewell
to the lovely warming sun

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

October Dawned‘ was first posted to Jemverse on 5 October 2016

The Morning Moon revisited

9 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘October’ series

October morning
chill in air
with harvest moon
in blue sky there
Commuters with
their i-phones out
capture it
so there’s no doubt

For magic moments
such as these
are gone so swiftly
time to seize
And smiles appear
to make the day
in ways that words
can seldom say

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

The Morning Moon‘ was first posted to Jemverse on 9 October 2017

The yellow revisited

8 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘October’ series

Underneath the canopy
the yellow on the ground
the changing of the seasons
as autumn comes around
The beauty at this time of year
takes my breath away
enraptured by the wonder
on this fine October day

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

The yellow‘ was first posted to Jemverse on 15 October 2017

Mother Nature’s Gifting revisited

7 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘October’ series

With yellow sky, the sunset
was something to behold
A panoramic spectacle
tinged with flecks of gold

Late October wonder
above the river there
Provided a rare moment
to simply stop and stare

For here was special beauty
unequivocal and free
Mother Nature’s gifting
through her generosity

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Mother Nature’s Gifting‘ was first posted to Jemverse on 30 October 2017

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