October

No.2 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months II’ series

October comes and days are shorter
Autumn’s settling in
Soon the clocks go back an hour
The light gets pale and thin

The tenth of the Gregorian
Thirty-one days of the seven
Calendula for its birthflower
with yellow sent from heaven

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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Summer in mind

A patch of wild flowers growing
in the churchyard yesterday
Reminded me that summer
wasn’t all that far away
And yes, I know it’s over
by the chill that’s in the air
Felt now come the mornings
seen by coats worn everywhere

And yet these little wonders
caught on camera for a smile
Serve as a reminder that
the sun brings us meanwhile
Beauty never disappears
It’s always there to find
And though the warmth has left us now
it’s summer in my mind

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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

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

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