Alan .S. Jeeves

Carpe diem

And so the day in earnest comes,

She slowly starts to grow.

Then the daylight blush appears

And gently starts to show;

Just as the songbirds first awake

To serenade the air...

Digest the moment, listen well

Their voice spills everywhere.


As strands of brilliant light are born

To saturate the ground;

Creatures of the daytime stir

And deftly move around;

Watch them roused (unbeknownst to them)

And see them frisk and quest,

Remember soundly all you see...

Creation at it's best.


When flowery blooms have made their debut

Here on nature's stage.

Their heads have lifted from their sleep

To pay you their homage;

Perfumed petals blazing brightly

Giving all they've got,

Note their beauty, air and grace

And so forget them not.



The mighty army ~ ancient oaks ~

Protect from rain and sun;

Stout and towering overhead

Their defence has now begun.

They creak and groan against the wind

Bending in the breeze...

Retain this aspect in your mind,

The visage of the trees.


In the sunshine you may walk

Beside the one you care for;

(Or talk and listen in the rain)

Embrace this time and therefore...

Applaud this day with all you heart

As daytime glow is cast;

Seize the day ~ carpe diem ~

This day may be your last.





  • orchidee

    A good write Alan. Doh! I was gonna seize the day, but by the time I found out what Carpe Diem meant, the day was nearly over, and none left to seize. Problems, problems. It could only happen to me - or could it happen to anyone?! lol.

    • Alan .S. Jeeves

      Good morning and thank you orchi. It could happen to anyone, especially me. I always though this a nice phrase to use. I said it to myself this morning as I was out in the brilliant autumn sunshine with golden leaves falling all around me. Hope it's the same where you are.

      Kind regards, Alan

      • orchidee

        Thanks Alan. Well, it didn't help that I was looking in fishing books! I thought it was some variety of carp! lol. (So I say).

      • Lamar Cole

        This is a very enjoyable poem.

        • Alan .S. Jeeves

          Thank you. I am pleased you enjoyed it.

          Compliments, Alan

        • Fay Slimm

          Loud applause for this good sound advice in such a well rhymed verse Alan -- seizing the day and making the best of what life affords is the way to contentment.

          • Alan .S. Jeeves

            Thank you Fay. I guess it will be one the year's most wonderful days where you are just now. I hope so, and you seize it for yourself. I know that you will.

            Ex animo, Alan

            • Fay Slimm

              Am seizing it as I write Alan - its as you say a most gloriously given day as the old Cornish folk say....... Fay

            • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

              Wowww awesome indeed you know how to portray and capture creation and nature at its best. The debut line and perfumed petals are a creatively admirable line and my fav yet the entire poem is brilliant. As for carpe diem yeah we have to appreciate this life and earth and then heaven will continue the wonders in the next life. Kudos.

              Pls pleez do comment/ give your thoughts on my newest poem too. Interaction is cool and nice btw poet minds, don't yah think?

              • Alan .S. Jeeves

                Thank you for your kind words. I'm pleased you enjoyed 'Carpe Diem'. It is always humbling to have someone list you as a fave.

                Pleased to interact with you, Alan

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                ANGELA HERE - HI ALAN - Happy to be back in *England in Autumn* (please chck my poems - thanks !) To CARPE DIEM I always like to rise early (6am) to relish the start of each DAY ! Hear the Dawn Chorus and see the Ground Animals scurrying for food & shelter - in my Parents Garden. The Autumn Flowers compete with the Autumn leaves for colour - The mature trees seem unchangable and add dignity to the scene ! For me swishing through the fallen leaves with BRIAN is HEAVEN - CARPE DIEM ! Thanks for caring & sharing !

                Blessings & Peace to YOU & YOURS
                Love ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡💙🧡💙🧡

                • Alan .S. Jeeves

                  Thanks for visiting Angela (& Brian) it's always good to hear from you. Wouldn't mind a walk round your parents garden myself, sounds wonderful.

                  Ex animo, Alan

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