The simplicity of the day
A walk in the park
Dog by my side
Who cares if she barks
Breathe in the fresh air
take in the sights
flowering bushes
the hazy morning light
Camera in my pocket
Capturing things I now see
Once too busy to notice
Seeing the beauty of a tree
Stimulating visions of nature
With a coterie doing likewise
Exchanging traditional greetings
With new friendships to initialize
Sitting at the gazebo
Spotting some birds
Writing down my findings
Making poetry from my words
Simple activities of daily life
Fulfilling and pleasurable
Enhancing, enriching
Its gift immeasurable
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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  26 comments for “Simplicity

  1. December 14, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Wonderful, you have captured the ordinary so well, evocative, and I love the narrative style of this.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 14, 2018 at 9:13 am

      Thank you Paul. I always appreciate your feedback. I fear my poetry is sometimes too story-like 😔

      • December 15, 2018 at 2:56 am

        It is one method and it works 🙂

  2. December 13, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Perfect ordinary magic, Christine. Lovely poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 13, 2018 at 12:42 pm

      Thanks so much for reading it 🙂

  3. December 13, 2018 at 10:55 am

    A perfect day, I’d say!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 13, 2018 at 12:43 pm

      Yes! It’s typically what I do 😀💕

  4. December 13, 2018 at 5:15 am

    Seeing the beauty of a tree, lovely. Excellent poem making an good point. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      December 13, 2018 at 9:01 am

      Take time to smell the roses, as they say. Thanks Kristian

  5. December 12, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    If we stop and watch, life around us is so magical. Lovely capture Christine! 🙂❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      December 13, 2018 at 9:01 am

      Thanks you my friend 💕

      • December 13, 2018 at 9:03 am

        My pleasure, dear.

  6. December 12, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Really wonderful Christine. A relaxed, observant, and inclusive experience reading this piece. So well written, thank you… :-/)

    • Christine Bolton
      December 14, 2018 at 9:18 am

      Thank you Rob! That makes me feel good about it. I really appreciate your thoughts and feedback 🙂

  7. December 12, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    That is the ordinary magic. I like this line of breathing and the freshness of the air makes it magical: “Breathe in the fresh air”

    • Christine Bolton
      December 12, 2018 at 10:19 pm

      Thank you Frank. I always appreciate your feedback 🙂💕

  8. December 12, 2018 at 7:46 pm


    • Christine Bolton
      December 12, 2018 at 8:28 pm

      I’m so happy you liked it! 🙂Thank you

  9. December 12, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    A really great poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 12, 2018 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks so much Sadje 🙂💕

      • December 12, 2018 at 8:32 pm

        You’re welcome

  10. December 12, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Magic Missing Children
    Playing In Neighborhoods
    Physical Education Missing
    From High School too..
    And Feet…
    Regulation of
    Emotions and
    Integration of Senses
    Leaving Soul Behind Screens…

  11. December 12, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    words created out of the sunlight that filtered through your heart, this is pure magic Christine. thank you for writing such an amazing poem for the prompt. the things around you open up their beauty and you see it, document it, capture it’s finest moments in a poem. if a day could be magic, you have created it.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 12, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      You are too kind. I just see the beauty because I now have the time. Working for so long I had no time for any of these luxuries like walking in the park and watching the birds. Isn’t that sad. 😕 Thank you got your kind words 💕

      • December 13, 2018 at 6:16 am

        i am glad you can do this now too, it is sad when we have to work such long hours, you will be making up for that now I am so very sure. you have a lovely eye for photography and i love how you creatively transcribe all you see.

      • Christine Bolton
        December 13, 2018 at 9:00 am

        Thank you sweet friend 💕

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