No chumps here

In the cold frame go the seeds
which I have today just sown
the frame that was just two weeks gone
with brambles overgrown

Elsewhere as day by day we toil
and clear a a little more
the plots are getting ready 
for a winter crop in store

And yes, it's quite hard going
but we're doing it in chunks
so we don't get too knackered 
and end up looking chumps

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

No hose

We've hidden the hosepipe away in the shed
as the long lack of rain has inevitably led
to a ban of the sprinkling of water for gain
pending reservoirs filling up once more with rain

So the watering can will now be our friend
until that is this sunshine sees end
but we're absolutely not wishing this summer away
as it's great to see sunshine so bright every day

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

From this our piece of land

The extended lotty's taking shape
as Sal and I are there to make
the best of all the toils we take
from this our piece of land

It's looking good and we are proud
so we will shout that fact aloud
no hiding behind veil or shroud
from this our piece of land

And by and by when comes the rain
we'll plant some crops and then again
see produce to our table lain
from this our piece of land

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Photo – Jempics

Encore

The waves are thundering on the shore
as the sunshine makes a show
and whooping we cry out for more
of that music down below

All of a sudden mercury rises
as temperatures start to soar
so as we welcome nice surprises
we all cry out for more

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Photo – Jempics

One XII

Concluding the Jemverse series ’12 months V’ (12 of 12)

Another twelve month series done
now that August's finally come
but next month there'll be a new one
on Jemverse here for you

Twelve poems, one for every first
most for the best, some for the worst
but all well penned and all well versed
on Jemverse each one new

All published when the first comes round
that's the plan so all is sound
with words for each the poets' found
on Jemverse as you do

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

[’12 Months VI’ starts on Jemverse on 1st September 2022]

Fields of long summers II (part 6)

Concluding the Jemverse summer 22 series ‘Melting Days) [12 of 12]

Those fields of long summers are here with me still
as though I've grown older I've not had my fill
the adventures have changed but I am far from done
as I'm still looking forward to summers to come

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

This was inspired by verse 3 of ‘Fields of long summers‘, first published here on 7 August 2015

Fields of long summers II (part 5)

11 of 12 in the Jemverse summer 22 series ‘Melting Days’

Those fields of long summers I expect to remain
returning to them again and again
with more adventures to come in grass baked by the sun
and in old age have days filled with laughter and fun

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Photo – Jempics

This was originally the second verse of ‘Fields of long summers‘ published on Jemverse on 7 August 2015

Fields of long summers II (part 4)

10 of 12 in the Jemverse summer 22 series ‘Melting Days’

In fields of long summers explored as a man
I still have the fun 'cos I know that I can
For as long as the sun shines in blue of the sky
You'll find me out there with a satisfied sigh

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Photo – Jempics

Fields of long summers II (part 3)

9 of 12 in the Jemverse summer 22 series ‘Melting Days’

In fields of long summers the colours of yellow
was ever there present for this happy fellow
reflecting the sunshine to which he was born
those summers were everything as per the norm

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Fields of long summer II (part 2)

8 of 12 in the Jemverse summer 22 series ‘Melting days’

In fields of long summers I ran around free
full of the joys of just being me
All of the innocence given to youth
revealed in those moments full of the truth
and the sunshine was there as it always was
for this was the summer and simply because

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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