Kalamata Heat

‘Kalamata Heat’ – 3 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

I found a spot of sunshine
with no-one else around
Overlooking Grecian waters
with just the ocean sound

It was very hot – some forty plus
but pleasant in the breeze
as we sailed to Kalamata
through Mediterranean seas

©Jemverse

Photo – The Thomson Dream approaching Kalamata on the Peloponnese peninsula, Southern Greece, 12 August 2017 – Jempics

[This is part 3 of a 20-part series charting a seven-day cruise with Tui from 11-15 August 2017, travelling from London to Corfu, then Kalamata (Greece), Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Piraeus (Greece), Kefalonia, Corfu and London, some 3,870 nautical miles]

At Sea

‘At Sea’ – 2 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

Slumber with the engine’s thrum
through decks one to five
Come morning though, the sunshine
makes us come alive

Streaming through our window
across a deep blue sea
This borders on perfection
for my soulmate, Sal, and me

©Jemverse

Photo – Grecian sun though the porthole of cabin 5128 on board the Thompson ‘Dream’ – Jempics

[This is part 2 of a 20-part series charting a seven-day cruise with Tui from 11-15 August 2017, travelling from London to Corfu, then Kalamata (Greece), Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Piraeus (Greece), Kefalonia, Corfu and London, some 3,870 nautical miles]

Helios Presides

In cool blue water
Sailing into Grecian sun
Helios presides

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Photo – Approaching Santorini (Thira) – Jempics

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

Sunflower

Sun by name and sun by nature
yellow petals show
Sunflower turns its pretty head
to every sunshine glow

But even when it hides itself
and clouds above are grey
The sunflower there reminds us
that it will not be long away

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Sunshine and smiles

To a far flung horizon
beneath a blue sky
Far away in the distance
where warmer climes lie

From a beach on an island
where one day to another
You can never be sure
if it’s winter or summer

I’ll soon wend my way
over twelve hundred miles
For a week of small islands
and sunshine and smiles

©Jemverse

Photo – looking south-west across the English channel where, 1,260 miles hence lies Corfu, my destination for a week in the Greek islands in a fortnight’s time – Jempics

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