Slumber

The candle and the music
of an evening warm inside
Slumber slowly beckons
as the day and night collide
And as my pen finds solace
with a verse to capture this
with music an encouragement
I slip away to bliss

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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Little Venice

Paddington Central, London town
a haven here I found
Little Venice, tranquil peace
despite the noise around
Ducks upon the water
Longboats moored at bay
A rather pleasant find
at the start of this fine day

©Jemverse

Little Venice is a honeypot location in the heart of West London where the Regents Canal meets the Paddington arm of the Grand Union Canal. The name ‘Little Venice’ is thought to have been coined by the poet Robert Browning. Photo – Jempics

The nineteenth floor

There’s a word I feel from way up here
One born of peace and more
‘Serenity’s’ more apt I think
up on the nineteenth floor

I’m high above the London streets
its noise remains below
And I am free to sit and gaze
in peace and quiet you know

And though the steel and concrete
cannot replace the green
It still provides a haven
when to the city I have been

©Jemverse

Photo – view west over London from the 19th floor of Euston Tower – Jempics

Dappled

Last night the moon shone bright within
a sea of dappled grey
As speckled night clouds gathered
at the end of a hot day

A sultriness lay heavy
and filled the air around
Exuding peace and quiet
as you could barely hear a sound

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Photo – night over Rosslyn Road – Jempics

Blue Five

Seven colours, seven days
It’s blue today for me
The fifth one in the rainbow
and the colour of the sea

A place as much a part of me
as I am part of it
which by its calming waters
I will often simply sit

A place which always brings a peace
at any time of year
and somewhere I go often
as I live so very near

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Part 5 of 7 – ‘The rainbow series’

Lincoln Tranquil

I’m at Lawress Hall in Lincolnshire
the county of the green
Midst the pride of England’s glory
quite the best that’s to be seen

And although the buildings here are new
the lake tells tales of old
When here in Medieval times
knights were brave and bold

There are echoes here of history
from Roman times ’til now
Yet the stillness of tranquility
lives through the years somehow

©Jemverse

Photo – the lake at Lawress Hall, Riseholme Park, Lincolnshire – Jempics

My Peaceful Seat

I’ve a seat in my garden
where I can sit in the sun
as it sets in the West
when the daytime is done
It’s just the birdsong and me
and the soft evening light
An admirable setting
to sit here and write

And when the words are all done
and my pen is quite still
I will sit and be peaceful
‘Til I’ve had my fill
It’s a wonderful place
and I’m grateful for it
My seat in the garden
in the sun where I sit

©Jemverse

Photo – light globe captured from my ‘peaceful’ seat – Jempics

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