Dahlias

Yellow, bright and lovely
Three words, though there are more
To capture what the Dahlia
each summer has in store

Basking in the sunshine
They’ll always turn a head
From every one who passes by
this gorgeous flowerbed

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Twelve months eight

This poem starts a series
that will run through the year
A new one when the first
of every month is drawing near
And August starts it off
as it seemed the thing to do
No better place than summer
to begin a series, new

August is synonymous
with the height of summer sun
When days are at their hottest
and the holidays have come
And yes, I know that here in England
that’s sometimes not the case
As I’ve known Augusts (as have you)
when it’s chilly round the place

But I’m sure you’ll catch my meaning
as the intention is quite clear
That August brings a smile
because the holidays are here
Time to have a break from work
and maybe get away
Or simply lounge around the beach
as sunshine fills the day

©Jemverse

Photo – Mediterranean August sunrise – Jempics

Mallow

Pink and magnanimous
the tree mallow knows
that here in midsummer
it’s here to disclose

An explosion of colour
‘Midst the yellow and green
which is quite the most vivid
this summer you’ve seen

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

That lavender time again II

It’s really quite strange
but this time last year
I picked all my lavender
and posted right here
On this very same day
In the mid-July sun
when the first set of flowers
were ready and done

And I used the same basket
and took the same pic
It’s just the words that have changed
to be academic
So below I’ve included
for you readers a link
to last years’ poem
to see what you think

©Jemverse

Photo – 2017 lavender crop – Jempics

That lavender time again – 23/7/16

Lilac Lovliness

They grow in abundance
by the railway bridge line
And their fragrance in summer
is completely divine
Their heady perfume
just intoxicates me
So I took this quick picture
for you all to see

Mores the pity here though
that you can’t take a whiff
As this Jemverse blog
is not ‘scratch n sniff’!

©Jemverse

Photo – wild urban lilacs – Jempics

One of those days

It’s been one of those days
when the lingering heat
makes everyone glisten
from heads to their feet
And there’s nothing to do
when the weather’s like this
Though I know that for many
it borders on bliss

But I’m not complaining
(don’t get me wrong here)
As one can always cool down
with a really cold beer

©Jemverse

Photo –  the ‘Dark Star‘ brewery is Sussex based. The one featured here is two thirds of a pint of their summer brew ‘Sunburst’ – one of my favourites – Jempics

Abundance

There’s an abundance in my border
and it’s shouting loud at me
It’s telling me of summer
and it’s wonderful to see

It has orange there and yellow
reflective of the sun
And it greets me every morning
as each new day’s begun

An abundance of magnificence
from nature’s palette, rare
With exuberance of wonder
that to me’s beyond compare

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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