Found by the sun

Went for a walk in the park and the sun
found me with a smile
exuded in a wide sunbeam
stayed with me for a while

Watched it as it settled at
the end of a long day
The sunbeams caught me squinting
and I waved at them as they
settled in the slumber that the
westward evening sky
had laid for it in waiting
as I wandered slowly by


Photo – sunbeams at sunshine slumber time, Buckingham Park, Shoreham – Jempics

Promise in store

The daffodils are past their prime
but here at Horsted Keynes
The sunset comes at eight o’clock
and we all know what that means

It heralds Springtime’s fading
Summer’s waiting at the door
And warmer days are in the wings
with promise there in store


Photo – Sunset at Horsted Place, Horsted Keynes, Sussex, UK – Jempics

Evening Gold

Silhouetted here in contrast
against an azure sky
Like giant insects waiting
cranes in silent protest lie
And glorious behind them
behind the Western hills
The sun sets o’er the city
and everything is still
This tranquil ending of a day
when all is painted gold
exudes a warmth, a calming
as the evening takes a hold


Photo – sunset over the new BBC Wales building, Cardiff, UK – Jempics

Room with a view


So, the view from my room
overlooking the Tyne
is spectacular as ever
in the evening sunshine

Here in Newcastle
with the river in flow
I can think of worse places
to stay, don’t you know!

So I’ll sit here a while
at the end of my day
and think of some words
this scene to portray


Photo – sunset on High Bridge, Newcastle-upon-Tyne – Jempics



Sails though empty caught the light
of golden evening sun
as the windmill here at Kingston
was admired by everyone

We’d caught a glimpse on the descent
from the high Drover’s trail
but here up close and personal
its beauty was unveiled

A testament to ages past
the miller lays at rest
with his home, the Kingston windmill
restored to look its best


Photo – windmill at Kingston (near Lewes), East Sussex, UK – Jempics

The Sun


The sun had its hat on today
as it woke with a smile on its face
and made the decision that today was the day
to make itself known ’round the place

It began as it does in the East
by painting a splash in the sky
some red and some gold and some yellow and blue
as it waved at the night passing by

And then as the people awoke
it climbed up high to the blue
and beamed wide over all that it saw down below
as it shone and sparkled anew

The sun brought a spring and a zest
and the day was a good one for all
so it was with a sadness that the people they waved
a goodbye as it started to fall

In late afternoon the sun moved
as it does to sink in the West
and with a sunset to die for it waved a goodbye
leaving all feeling happy and blessed


Photo – sunrise over ‘The Perch’ – Lancing Beach Green, Sussex – Jempics

Last Sunset


And so the final sunset
the best was saved ’til last
It really was a gorgeous one
as I walked slowly past
It cast wide golden washes
upon the silken sea
as the tide crept in a final time
from the estuary

And trundling from the Pierhead
the 4.30 train rolled by
As the sun sank down into the west
and I began to cry
The tears rolled freely down my cheeks
but no sadness there you know
For this sunset was amongst the best
of sunsets as they go


Photo – sunset and the last winter train of the day on Southend Pier, January 2017 – Jempics 

See also ‘Last Sunrise‘ (from Jemverse)

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