Summer to share

The warmth on my shoulder
as I sit here and write
is really quite lovely
in this winter sunlight
It feels just like summer
and if I close my eyes
I can see myself there
with no little surprise

But it’s February now
and though it’s still cold
it won’t be that long
if I may be so bold
before Springtime gathers
and the weather prepares
as its garners itself
the summer to share

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Sun reaching

Caught the end of the sun
and the last golden ray
out over the houses
at the end of the day

It was like a lost treasure
as with arms wide to clasp
to it I reached out
though outside my grasp

Still, there will be more
with the treasure all mine
when it’s safe to be out there
on days when it’s fine

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

For when winter is done

A shaft of the sun
hit our north-facing garden
with a word just to say
for a beg of my pardon
A brief glimpse of promise
when the winter is over
and the sun is back out there
for days bathed in clover

Not long to wait now
just eight or nine weeks
as each day gets longer
and sunshine it tweaks
The promise of Springtime
in that shaft of sun
in our north-facing garden
for when winter is done

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Sunshine Days

Sunshine days are wonderful
especially ones I’m in
which of course I mostly am
as witnessed by the grin

For it’s as wide as wide can be
as the face it’s in look high
to find the warming golden one
with deep contented sigh

Sunshine days are wonderful
and a tonic for my soul
They are the very essence
that serve to keep me whole

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Eighteen crazy holes

Eighteen crazy holes
Chichester in the sun
an after Christmas present
enjoyed by everyone
The plane up on the falls
gave us all a focal view
and every single hole
gave us a challenge new

Lee Jones he got a hole in one
but mostly all we managed two
so the scores when we had finished
were split by points quite few
All for one and one for all
it was a special day
for family fun together
with crazy golf to play

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Winter sun

The sun made an appearance
not seen it in a while
so its warmth upon my shoulder
brought again to me a smile
Polite again as always
it asked my where it should
and my reply as ever was
that anywhere was good

So nice to see its yellow rays
and sunbeam glow right there
nothing I can think of with
that joy to here compare
So I really hope it stays a while
to keep me company
as in these iron-cold winter months
it’s really what I need

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Thwarted

I felt like a wander
out to the Loop
six miles again over the Downs
But the rain paid a visit
its objectives upheld
resigned to stay home with some frowns

And yes I agree with you
strongly in fact
the weather shouldn’t get in the way
but I tell you the stair rods
falling out there
made their point as they had their say

So despite all the Goretex
and wellington boots
the wet weather gear stayed at home
and the six mile circuit
didn’t see me today
as I think my words here will have shown

But don’t get me wrong
just wait for the sun
and you’ll see me up there again
cock-a-hoop with aplomb
for the six-miler long
and not kept at home by the rain

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

The November cast

The November cast belittles
with sunshine seldom seen
so when it makes appearance
I’m the best I’ve ever been
For I have never been a fan
of rain or winter cold
It brings a sag of shoulders
with a promise seldom sold

This child of summer hibernates
when sunshine hides its face
but wakens with a burst of joy
on days it shines with grace
So fortune smiles as memory
recalls those summer days
with those long hours of sunshine
to detract from this malaise

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Sunshine bright II

Sunshine bright streams through my window
at the beginning of the day
its warmth there on my shoulder
very welcoming I’d say

Especially now it’s winter
and it’s rather cold outside
and though the sun’s still out there
its heat it tends to hide

So catching a few rays
as I write when mornings come
is a welcome little way for me
to stay friends with the sun

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Obi’s safe place

The sun outside the window
in these autumn days I’ll keep
as the warmth is nice to feel
in this chair where oft I sleep

I like it here, it is a place
where I feel safe, secure
and when the sunshine streams right in
it has for me allure

For I will find a certain spot
where I can rest my nose
and feel that warming sunshine
whilst I have a little dose

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

[Obi is a 5-year old Jack Russell/Dachshund cross]

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