Sky

The flaming sky at the end of day
Brazen colors like molten lava
Streaking across the canvas
The sun a bursting yellow-pink guava

The breeze refreshing the body
The heat of the day a lingering memory
Twilight closing in, cooling the sand
Under bare feet, a feeling sensory

Calm sea turning silver grey
From the sky’s purple haze
The evening moon still light and pale
With the last of the suns rays

Shadows slowly disappearing
Sails silhouetted against the sky
Birds now quiet from a day of fishing
Footprints in the sand to identify

Sea grasses blowing in the breeze
Fragrant blossoms scenting the air
Laughter travels in the distance
A romantic time to share

Inviting shallow waters
Lure the fortunate with sensitivity
Sand dollars and shells to be found
Beauty in its simplicity

The moon now full in the cycle
With its silvery iridescence
Lighting the cloudless night sky
The day ends with evanescence

Christine Bolton

Word Prompts:

Sensitivity

Shallow

Fortunate

Travel

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  8 comments for “Sky

  1. July 25, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Gorgeous…lovely reading such refreshing words on a hot day.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 25, 2018 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you so much. I’m happy you enjoyed it. It’s hot here too…..phew!

  2. July 25, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Beautiful poetry, wish I was walking along the beach in the pic…
    My son’s name is Sky 😊

    • Christine Bolton
      July 25, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      What a lovely coincidence! I’m so happy you enjoyed it 😊

  3. July 25, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    stunning photo with delightful cooling words, well written!

  4. July 26, 2018 at 11:20 am

    I shared your link for this poem on Go Dog Go Cafe – Pay it Forward Thursday.
    https://godoggocafe.com/2018/07/26/pay-it-forward-thursday-july-26-2018/comment-page-1/#comment-8168

    • Christine Bolton
      July 26, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      That is so nice of you! Thanks 😊
      I should start participating in that too.

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