Yellow II (revisited)

2 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Yellow’ series

Yellow things are mostly there
to serve as a reminder
the fact that summer’s almost here
and is going to be a blinder!

There’s yellow in those daffodils
that arrive in early Spring
and yellow in that forsythia
with all the joy it brings.

There’s yellow in the sunshine
midst the cloudy days that pass
and yellow in the buttercups
and dandelions in the grass

There’s yellow all around me
A summer smile for every day
So I’m really looking forward to
the warmer yellow born of May

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Yellow II was originally published on Jemverse on 29 April 2015

 

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Mellow Yellow (revisited)

1 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Yellow’ series

Fortunate fellow
Sitting in yellow
Feeling quite mellow
Rains come
Howling winds bellow
Rising crescendo
To diminuendo
Then… sun

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Photo – Jempics

Mellow Yellow was originally published on Jemverse on 15 July 2014

The Promise II

Outside the weather
reminds me again
that winter’s still here
with the wind and the rain
It’s blowing so hard
with a howl and a moan
from the cold of the north
where it’s festered and grown

And it’s here now to chill
and make us feel old
as like Michelin Men
we dress up for the cold
It’s January now
so there’s more still to come
for a while longer yet
we’ll be freezing and numb

But not all of it’s bad
There’s promise here yet
For it won’t be that long
before Springtime we’ll get
As already we’re seeing
some signs that it’s coming
Albeit sometime yet ’til
our legs we’ll be sunning

The promise with January
momentum is flowing
of Springtime is welcome
whilst it’s chilly and snowing
Because it comes with the knowledge
that in eight weeks or so
the colour of Spring
will be starting to show

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Photo – a little winter colour with a promise – January 2018 – Jempics

Mother Nature (3) – Bluebell

Celebrating nature over
seven vibrant days
Her hand of wonder covered
in seven different ways

For day three it is the bluebell
another flower of Spring
which with new growth in April
many promises will bring

A little peel of little bells
A chime to mark the hour
that winter’s lost its hold on us
and summer has the power

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From 3 through 10 December, Jemverse has seven poems to celebrate Mother Nature’s hand – a different wonder every day. Photo – Jempics

Mother Nature (2) – Forsythia

Celebrating nature over
seven vibrant days
Her hand of wonder covered
in seven different ways

Day two and it’s Forsythia
which gets a special mention
for ‘yellow’ has to feature here
and was always my intention

Vibrant colour in early Spring
when the year has just begun
Gives promise of the future
and long days of warming sun

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From 3 through 10 December, Jemverse has seven poems to celebrate Mother Nature’s hand – a different wonder every day. Photo – Jempics

December blossom

There’s blossom in the bushes
even though it’s now December
And I know it’s been quite warm of late
but you’d think it would remember
That winter sun although still bright
deceives with days of chill
and Spring is several months away
with quite some waiting still
Don’t get me wrong though, I’m quite pleased
to see these buds of pink
I’m just surprised and know the chill
will stop their growth I think

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Photo – budding blossom, Shoreham, December 2017 – Jempics

Sultry

Mid May and springtime evenings
with warmth still in the air
left over from the sunshine
that has been shining there

Walking through the city streets
A sultry feeling here
It is a pleasure knowing
that the summertime is near

And it has a certain nuance
you have to feel to know
when you simply have to wander
take your time and just be slow

©Jemverse

Photo – Brighton’s Royal Pavilion on a warm late Spring night – Jempics

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