Little Yellow II

There are little yellow flowers
I don’t know what they are
but they always come around this time
and are quite spectacular
Vibrant in the sunshine
they raise their heads and sing
appearing at the end of March
just before the Spring

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Photo – Jempics

About sitting outside

I sat outside and sunned myself
at the end of March
it was warm out in the sunshine
underneath the larch
It was a little windy
but I didn’t mind a bit
‘Cos I was in my element
and enjoying all of it

So I sat there with the birdsong
up in the nearby trees
whilst the ever stronger sunshine
shone there warming me
and composed this little ditty
waxing lyrical out here
as it brought an inspiration
which filled my heart with cheer

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Photo – Jempics

Keeping happy

Sunshine’s out there bright and high
warm and always shining
So, resolute, I’m joining it and
stopping all the whining
As safely in my garden I can
keep at social distance
yet be outside enjoying life
and sunshine at this instance
So that is what I’m going to do
today and make it snappy
tidying up the garden and
as always keeping happy

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Photo – Jempics

First VIII

8 of 12 in the Jemverse series ’12 months III’

Three months have gone and
April is here and
the world is a different place
Enforced isolation
keeps us apart
as if we had fallen from grace

Yet despite the uncertain
days that we face
we still have cause here to sing
For April is here
to bring us some cheer
and give us the warmth of the Spring

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Photo – Jempics

The language of the sea

The short lapping waves come in then recede
incessant and gentle and free
They speak to me softly in whispering tone
what it is to be part of the sea

And I understand fully as this language I speak
having learnt it when just a lad
Its rhythm speaks wisdom of treasure to keep
which over the years I have had

It’s something I hold as it’s precious to me
spoken by waves that have come
Shouted in winter and whispered in Spring
and echoed in summer sun

Promises given and promises shared
in the language the sea has to give
Which in time honoured fashion remains with me still
and will for as long as I live

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Photo – Jempics

A walk by the water

There’s a lot to be said
at the end of the day
for getting out for a while to the beach
A short walk by water
is just what we oughta
do as it’s there in our reach

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Photo – Jempics

About a book from Venice II

This time last year I wrote about
a little book I’d bought
in Venice which I’d fully used
for poems as I ought
It was a lovely book so
when going back last year
I purchased two new volumes
to keep handy very near
For I am looking forward
to using them once more
and writing daily in them
which of course is what they’re for

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Photo – Jempics

[About a book from Venice was published on Jemverse on 29 March 2019]

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