Summer’s sweet encore

4 of 10 in the Jemverse ‘On the beach’ series

Eight thirty in the morning
the sun warm on my brow
in September shorts with
the summer still somehow
The sunglare on the water
the millpond of the sea
and overhead the cloud free sky
means here’s the place to be
The beach down here at Lancing
on England’s southern shore
here for one more day at least
for summer’s sweet encore

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Photo – Jempics

September Sunshine III

2 of 10 in the Jemverse ‘On the beach’ series

So I’ve not written ’bout the beach
for quite a while it seems
but today is quite appropriate
with all these new sunbeams
For it seemed the summer left us
when August’s evening came
yet now it’s back and shouting
lest we forget its name

Thirty plus they say today
good reason to return
in this September sunshine
and feel its warming burn
A good day for the beach hut
beside my lovely sea
with lapping waves and warming sun
to keep me company

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Photo – Jempics

Reason to sing

1 of 10 in the Jemverse ‘On the beach’ series

I took a week off
it was a good choice
as there were good things
in which to rejoice

For starters the sunshine
decided to stay
and reboot the summer
in every way

The temperatures rose
to thirty or more
so it was back to the beach
‘cos that’s what it’s for

A September summer
is a wonderful thing
and with no work to do
good reason to sing

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Photo – Jempics

September Sunshine II

Sitting in the sunshine
outside my house is great
especially this time of year
with shadows getting late

As north facing out the back
by four the sun has gone
hidden by the apex where
in summer months it shone

Yet out front I bask in glory
and can stay here for some time
for there remain some hours yet
of mid-September shine

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Photo – Jempics

September sunshine

An hour of gorgeous sunshine
before the clouds come by
and hide again the golden globe
is perfect where I lie
It’s just enough to heal an ill
or chase some blues away
so I’m hoping that I’ll see some more
on each September day

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Photo – Jempics

Thursday the third

September, a Thursday
it might shine, it might rain
but one thing’s for certain
that this third again
will not be repeated
it’s a one-off, unique
which we’ll not find again
wherever we seek

So I thought this should capture
in these lines and a word
a small celebration of
this Thursday the third

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Photo – Jempics

Beginning I

1 of 12 in the Jemverse ‘Twelve months IV’ series

Beginning of September
beginning a new book
beginning a new chapter
worth a second look

Beginning a new series
beginning a new year
beginning twelve more poems
to bring the reader cheer

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Photo – Jempics

Mid-September beach days

Mid-September with sun
took me back to the beach
to sit beside the blue sea
It’s lovely down here
sitting still with a beer
There’s no place I’d rather be

It’s a great place to come
and sit in the sun
Though now that it is mid-September
days like this are to treasure
as they come in short measure
for a summer to hold and remember

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Photo – Jempics

First I

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

It’s the first of September
and I’m back at the beach
It seemed like the right thing to do
I mean if you like me lived
with this close at hand
you’d join me right here, wouldn’t you?

There’s a beach hut that’s been
ours for twenty years now
on the green overlooking the sea
which affords a good view
I would never eschew
So come, spend the day here with me

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Photo – Lancing beach, West Sussex from the beach hut – Jempics

September

No.1 of 12 in the Jemverse “12 months II” series

September comes, the harvest month
of forget-me-knots and glory
A stone of sapphire, Virgo too
and Libra for the story
The ninth of the Gregorian
and first in this new series
From Jemverse for another year
in answer to your queries

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Photo – Jempics

Today marks the start of the second Jemverse “12 months” series. Twelve poems long, there’ll be one on of the first of each month right through to August 2019.

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