Little for perfecting

Across the bridge over the Adur
at night with lights reflecting
This view across to Shoreham Beach
needs little for perfecting


Photo – The Adur Ferry bridge at night looking across to Shoreham Beach – Jempics

To end a perfect day

To end a perfect day
we walked along the beach
our small dog running free and proud
the sea in easy reach
The shadow of the sun
spread gold across the sky
A fitting end to perfect day
as together we strolled by


Photo – Obi on West Beach, Shoreham, Sussex – Jempics

Perfect Day

Part 13 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

Today has been just perfect
with walks beside the sea
Here upon the isle of Crete
in the sunshine, Sal and me

And the clarity of the water
as it captures glinting light
Ever present as we sail
makes everything just right


[This is part 13 of a 20-part series charting a seven-day cruise with Tui from 11-18 August 2017, travelling from London to Corfu, then Kalamata (Greece), Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Piraeus (Greece), Kefalonia, Corfu and London, some 3,870 nautical miles]

A perfect day

Went for a wander up to the Ring
Just over five miles today
Took us a couple of hours in the sun
Along part of the South Downs Way

The view from the top was wonderful
It never fails in that respect
Then back down to Shoreham for coffee and cake
And a snooze in the sun to reflect


Tiny white horses

There are tiny white horses out there

Scampering daintily over the hills

That form as the wavelets tumble

Rolling over a sandscape

Glistening in the evening sun

And the wind seems to have dropped

I can taste the salt and feel

the warmth of a setting sun


bright in my face and radiant

with the fulness this near to

perfect day has afforded

Glistening in the evening sun

And basking in its warmth

A fresh revelation of something new

Heralding a season where we shall live again

And sleep no more.


©Jemverse (2001)

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