The Poet’s Gift

Beauty in
a little verse
Never sad
and never terse
Words to cheer
and bring a lift
All within
The Poet’s gift

©Jemverse

Photo – from #Jemverse on Instagram (August 2018) – Jempics

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Versing

When I find a word I like
I’ll caress it for a while
before committing it to verse
for pleasure and a smile

©Jemverse

Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram (August 2018) – Jempics

Eyebrow of the sun

15 of 16 in the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series


The expression of the sun
as it set on our last day
across the sea out to the West
was a marvellous display
The gold across the ocean
on the water spoke to me
as I heard the voice of sunshine
and the echo of the sea

It was like it cocked an eyebrow
tinged with gold as if to say
a ‘Bon Voyage’ and fond farewell
to speed us on our way
So smiling we responded
raised a hat and gave a wave
capturing this moment
as a memory to save

©Jemverse

Photo – sunset across the Adriatic Ocean – off the coast of Croatia – August 2018 – Jempics

Holiday IV

We’re Adriatic sailing
Be gone for several days
Hiatus from the Jemverse vibe
Whilst he’s out on the waves

But whilst he’s out there cruising
He’ll be scribbling away
Writing poems for you good folk
to read another day

So even though these pages
will be quiet for a while
They’ll be back here in September
with more verse to bring a smile

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Dandelion II

Awakened by sun
petals stretched out
Full bloom
I exude yellow
and smile

© Jemverse & CraigBurt (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), 2015

Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram, July 2018 – Jempics

Brightening

Just a few words is all it takes
to change the way I feel
Escapism? maybe sometimes
but they have the power to heal

Just a few words each morning
finds a way to say
something new to bring a smile
and brighten up my day

©Jemverse (12/14)

Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram, July 2018, Jempics

Jem’s new hat

Wandered round in Brighton
brought a brand new hat
Blue to match my sunglasses
Sylish (that’s a fact)
Felt much like a rock star
walking round the place
with lovely Brighton people
and a smile upon my face
It only cost a tenner
but it’s not about the price
For Jem’s new hat is perfect
and it’s really rather nice

©Jemverse

Photo – hat shadow play, South Lancing beach, West Sussex – Jempics

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