Rain or shine

It rained and it rained
and it rained and it rained
and then it just kept on raining
But although we got wet
‘most all of the time
there was seldom any complaining

The sun shone and it shone
and it shone and it shone
and then it just kept on shining
But though we hankered
after the rain
there was seldom anyone whining

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Photo – jempics

Pitter Patter

It’s weather for the ducks up here
in Nottingham today
Been raining hard since Sussex
as to here I’ve made my way

And though cats and dogs may feature
it’s the ducks I’ll mention now
as they don’t seem to mind a bit
and enjoy it here somehow

People though? Now here’s the thing
for that’s a different matter
with lots of them complaining
at a little pitter patter

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Photo – the Nottingham & Beeston canal in the rain, Castle Meadow, Nottingham, September 2019 – Jempics

Shower (haiku)

Caught, I am running
to find shelter beneath trees
Raindrops from above

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Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram (August 2018) – Jempics

Raining haiku

Soft, warm and gentle
getting wet doesn’t matter
as the water falls

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Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram (August 2018) – Jempics

Precipitation haiku

Soft pitter patter
Summer rain falls from the sky
Fragrant petrichor

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Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram (August 2018) – Jempics

Seville

We thought it was hot in Lisbon
but when we got to Seville
the mercury was climbing
above thirty-eight until
it peaked up there at thirty-nine
as we wilted on the street
and if it wasn’t for the water sprays
we’d have melted in the heat

But that aside, the city was
breathtaking in extreme
Amongst the most amazing
that in Spain so far we’ve seen

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[‘Seville’ is 13 of 14 in the Jemverse ‘Iberian Treasures’ series]

Departures (29/8/16)
Malaga I (30/8/16)
Gibraltar (31/8/16)
Gibraltar II (1/9/16)
All at sea (2/9/16)
Lounging (3/9/16)
Three sixty degree sea (4/9/16)
Vigo (5/9/16)
Atlantic Surge (6/9/16)
In from the fog (7/9/16)
Terracotta Rooftiles (8/9/16)
Lisbon 36 (9/9/16)
Seville (10/9/16)
Malaga II (11/9/16)

Windy days

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Wind in my hair
and wind in my face
It’s blowing me round
and all over the place
It’s fine in the morning
when I’m rested and fresh
and great in the evening
when I’m needing a rest
It’s good for kite-surfers
out there on the sea
And for gulls on the tide
when they’re fishing for tea
In summer it’s lovely
as it’s usually warm
and prevails from the south
completely to form
But don’t get me started
on what it does when it’s cold
For that makes me shiver
and begin to feel old

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