Terrain

 

Terrain

Gorse covered mountains

Heather of purple tangled

In between craggy rocks

Just to please the eyes

Kaleidoscope of shapes and colors

Lingering memories the prize

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

In response to a d’Verse prompt Lillian’s Alphabet Sestet

Using letters G-H-I-J-K-L

  33 comments for “Terrain

  1. September 13, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Hi! Nice poem, thanks for sharing. Just wondering, where do you get these prompts? Are they the main source for what you write?

    • Christine Bolton
      September 13, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      Hi there,
      If you click on the word prompts under my poems it will take you to the 5 sites I use for prompts. I write most poems without prompts, as many of us do, but we incorporate those words into our work and link back to the “prompt blogs”. It builds your audience, promotes goodwill and everyone becomes a source of support and inspiration. 🙂
      Just follow those blogs and you’ll get prompts every day. Someone did a great list many blogs promoting. I’ll look for it and send it to you.

    • September 13, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      You dan also go to https://dversepoets.com/ Mon – Fri for weekly prompts. Every other Monday is Haibun Monday and ever other Monday is Quadrille Monday (a poetic form unquie to Dverse Poets Pub. Every other Thursday is open link, meaning you can submit one poem of your choice. Every other Thursday is Meeting the Bar, meaning, forms of a specific kind must be submitted. The pubtenders are responsible for creating the prompts.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 14, 2018 at 8:43 am

      Here is the link to the list of challenges. Have fun with it!
      https://ceenphotography.com/for-the-love-of-challenges/

  2. September 13, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Thank you both! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      September 13, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      I se nt a message to the blogger who made a list of prompters. Will get back to you as soon as I can. 😊

  3. September 13, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Such a lovely sight when viewing the mountain terrain. Thanks for joining us at dVerse!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 13, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      Thank you Grace 😊

  4. September 13, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Great piece and such vivid imagery. Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 13, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      This means so much to me. Thank you! 🙂

  5. September 13, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    A lovely sestet this is. Gorgeous.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 13, 2018 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  6. September 13, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    “lingering memories the prize” – indeed! Lovely

    • Christine Bolton
      September 13, 2018 at 9:27 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  7. September 13, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    nature’s terrain…lovely, like the phrase ‘just to please the eyes’…and lingering memories the prize’. Indeed isn’t that what nature does…gives us beauty that rests in our memory and enables us to get on with the days. Lovely poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 13, 2018 at 9:27 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words! They are much appreciated 🙂

  8. September 13, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Lovely. Flows beautifully!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 13, 2018 at 9:25 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

  9. September 13, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    beautiful images!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 13, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      Thank you Sascha! 😊

  10. September 14, 2018 at 7:55 am

    This is stunning! You’ve painted a kaleidascope with your words here and we are the lucky ones to enjoy the view.
    Might I also add, that is a stunning illustration on your blog banner. Is that you? It is an amazing image…I’ve gone back to it three times. Truly hauntingly beautiful!
    So glad you posted to the prompt! Happy to have you here today.
    (And apologies for not responding earlier — we are in Provincetown on the ocean for our annual two weeks of bliss. We live in Boston. Our daughter and her family live in Andover, MA. We happened to turn on the tv at about 5:15 last night and saw live coverage of the beginning of what turned out to be 70 gas explosions across three towns, including Andover. Could not reach our daughter for the longest time. A horrible feeling as we watched the tv helplessly. Finally at about half-past midnight….they had been evacuated but were just allowed back in their home. No electricity in the town…but they are safe and at home. Thankful for the blessings of a new day. So I am just now getting back to reading on the A-B-C trail and commenting.)

    • Christine Bolton
      September 14, 2018 at 8:37 am

      Thank you for your very kind comments. 😊
      Im so sorry for the worry you had last night. Than k goodness your daughter and family are ok. I heard about the explosions but have not caught up with the cause yet.
      The illustration is not me but when I saw the pic I knew it represented me. Thank you again Lillian. It was a fun challenge!

  11. September 14, 2018 at 8:06 am

    like advice for us when we walk through life, to not hurry past beauty, just linger – this is a very peaceful poem to m

  12. September 14, 2018 at 10:04 am

    These lines are so evocative. They remind me of Ireland:
    ‘Gorse covered mountains
    Heather of purple tangled
    In between craggy rocks’.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 14, 2018 at 10:18 am

      Yes! Just there and wS inspired 🙂. Beautiful country

  13. September 14, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I like the prize being the memories.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 14, 2018 at 1:07 pm

      Thank you Frank! 😊

  14. September 14, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    This resonated with me after a recent trip to Newfoundland. I love the phrase…”Heather of purple tangled”
    Thanks for joining us at dVerse Poets Pub!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 14, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      Thank you! It was Ireland and I was inspired 😊

  15. September 15, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    I know those places where it’s you the sky and the heather… to me it’s a place to breathe.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 15, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. It’s wonderful. I’ve just written another poem referencing it.
      Thanks 😊

  16. September 16, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    I love that memory is the prize. But these words especially just catch my heart: “Heather of purple tangled

    In between craggy rocks

    Just to please the eyes” Gorgeous imagery.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 16, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      Thank you so much Victoria!😊

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