Fields of Lavender

We walked in fields of lavender
on the sixth day of July
On a summer evening
beneath a clear blue sky
Lordington near Chichester
high on Sussex hills
to watch the setting of the sun
A cure to cure all ills

A setting here for lovers
romancing with a smile
on this our anniversary
(We stayed for quite a while)
The sun sank low, the fragrance grew
as we sat and watched the scene
here amongst the lavender
my soulmate Sal and me

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics – Lordington lavender farm, near Chichester, West Sussex, UK. The farm opens for a small number of paying guests on July evenings each year. The chance to walk in and watch the sun set over the lavender fields with a glass of wine. Perfect for our 39th wedding anniversary this year.

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What the summer’s for

There’s a lone kite surfer
out on the seas
dancing on waves
in an easterly breeze
The tide’s on the turn
and is going out now
but the sun is still strong
and warm on my brow

So I’ll sit here a while
as the evening draws in
on a beach here in Sussex
with my wide summer grin
For the sound of the waves
as they break on the shore
is what life’s about
and the summer is for

©Jemverse

Photo – BN1 Kite Surfing school, South Lancing Beach, West Sussex, UK – Jempics

Horse in the water

Horse on the beach
with his hooves in the water
Well, why not, I thought
in this weather he oughta
‘Cos if people can paddle
then why not a horse
No reason to think of
and just right of course

For it’s balmy and hot
though it’s six in the evening
so it’s nice to cool off
in this sea air we’re breathing
And the beach is for all
if you’ve two legs or four
And when the tide’s at an ebb
you could not ask for more

©Jemverse

Photo – low tide at South Lancing Beach, June 2018 – Jempics

Fortunate Fellow

There’s a little dog barking
just in the sea
the gentle waves lapping
as he runs around free
People are paddling
and all having fun
Enjoying the warmth
of the full evening sun

The breeze is quite gentle
blowing in from the East
and all I can see
is a visual feast
I love being here
as it makes me feel mellow
and it’s not lost on me
I’m a fortunate fellow

©Jemverse

Photo – low tide at South Lancing beach, West Sussex, UK – Jempics

Continuity

Continues the sun
Long hours over summer days
June into July

©Jemverse

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

Life is colour

In summer life is colour
yellows, blues and greens
Reflecting all around me
and the palettes I have seen

In summer life is canvas
to paint with words to fit
Reflecting all the colour
as life is full of it

©Jemverse

Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018 – Jempics

Twelve months six

No. 11 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months’ series

‘Thursday’s child has far to go’
Something I had always known

Born of summer, summer’s child
Often wayward, always wild

My birth month June, the first today
Brings me out to dance and play

For with the summer sunshine brings
Days of warmth and many things

To lift my soul and shout aloud
That Thursday’s child is strong and proud

And June with all around me yellow
Brings alive this summer fellow

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

This is 11 in a series of 12 poems written for and published on the 1st of every month for a year. See also Twelve Months Eight, Twelve Months Nine, Twelve Months Ten, Twelve Months Eleven , Twelve Months Twelve , Twelve Months One,  Twelve Months Two , Twelve Months Three, Twelve Months Four and Twelve Months Five.

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