Time of the Season – Poem of the Month – March 2019

Time of the Season

The scent of orange blossoms
filling the air
The trees’ bloated fruit
already dropping to the ground
The beginning meets
the end of the circle
and Nature’s beauty is crowned
 
The bald eagle sits high
atop the pine
Surveying the landscape
for his prey
Butterflies fluttering
Searching for the sweet nectar
Lizards scampering away
 
A tropical paradise
thriving on sunshine
Rain an infrequent visitor
at this time of year
Exotic birds, colorful, 
Long legged and awkward
with no apparent fear
 
An alligator basking
on the bank of the lake
A roseate spoonbill
at his side
Neither caring
about the other
In harmony they bide
 
 
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  47 comments for “Time of the Season – Poem of the Month – March 2019

  1. February 21, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Ahhhhh must be so nice to be out and walking amongst it all in the warm sunshine. You captured an idyllic scene where all exist in harmony.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

      Thank you so much Lisa. Yes, I saw all of those things in the last couple of days. Nature inspires me more than anything else 🙂💕

  2. February 21, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Such a wonderful mixture of imagery. Beautiful poetry.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 21, 2019 at 11:58 pm

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate it 🙂

  3. February 21, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Stunning

    • Christine Bolton
      February 21, 2019 at 11:54 pm

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it 🙂

  4. February 21, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Great imagery. I felt like I was actually there. (Considering I was driving in snow yesterday I wish I was lol).

    • Christine Bolton
      February 21, 2019 at 7:48 pm

      Oh I’m sorry 😟 Poor you. I hope it warms up soon. Thanks for reading 🙂💕

  5. February 21, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    I want to be in that tropical paradise. Love when Nature’s beauty is crowned.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 21, 2019 at 7:43 pm

      Thank you Grace. It is beautiful right now 💕🙂

  6. February 21, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    my favourite fruit and colour – wonderful imagery Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      February 21, 2019 at 7:42 pm

      Thank you Gina. I’m always inspired by my surroundings 💕

      • February 21, 2019 at 7:44 pm

        i love seeing it through your eyes and your feelings

      • Christine Bolton
        February 21, 2019 at 11:50 pm

        ❤️

  7. February 21, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    What a lovely scene.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 21, 2019 at 11:50 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂💕

  8. February 21, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Okay..I want to go there…..now! 🙂
    I love your opening about the scent of orange blossoms. A long long ago memory of my grandmother came immediately to mind. When I was a little girl, my family drove every summer to Tampa, Florida to visit her. No airconditioning in the car…old highways. What I remember most is two things: the scent of my grandmothe’s Midnight in Paris perfume; and the scent of orange blossom perfume which she always took me to buy at a Florida souvenir shop. That always made me feel grown up and I smelled like oranges for weeks! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      February 21, 2019 at 11:50 pm

      Oh what a lovely memory Lillian! The smell of orange blossom on the tree is so beautiful. There are oranges everywhere right now. I only live about an hour from Tampa. Thanks for reading 🙂💕

      • February 25, 2019 at 11:33 am

        I also remember a huge poinsettia bush in front of my grandmother;s little house. 🙂

      • Christine Bolton
        February 25, 2019 at 1:25 pm

        Happy memories I hope Lillian. 💕 Thanks for reading 🙂

  9. February 22, 2019 at 1:19 am

    So beautiful and harmonious! Love it. 🙂💞

    • Christine Bolton
      February 22, 2019 at 8:57 am

      Thank you dear Punam 🙂💕

      • February 22, 2019 at 10:02 am

        My pleasure! 💞

  10. February 22, 2019 at 3:04 am

    So idyllic, Christine, and your gorgeous descriptions have warmed me on a misty, frosty morning, although the sun is shining now. I especially loved imagining the scent of orange blossoms and that bald eagle.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 22, 2019 at 8:56 am

      Thank you Kim. It was those the things that promoted me Kim. I saw a bald eagle the other day and got some pics on my iPhone and then yesterday the smell of orange blossoms was so heavy in the air. Beautiful 💕

  11. February 22, 2019 at 6:33 am

    I like the idea of being able to hide in harmony at the end.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 22, 2019 at 8:53 am

      Thank you so much Frank 🙂

  12. February 22, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Your poem has a very soothing quality to it. Sounds like a beautiful spot. I lived the cycle of life in your first stanza. Well done!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 22, 2019 at 10:39 am

      Thanks Dwight. It is always the never ending circle for all of us isn’t it? Thanks for reading 🙂

      • February 22, 2019 at 1:11 pm

        Yes, you said it vey well!

  13. February 22, 2019 at 11:09 am

    This is a poem where paradise meets inner and complete satisfaction.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 22, 2019 at 7:53 pm

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate it 🙂

      • February 23, 2019 at 4:53 am

        It is apleasure, madame

  14. February 22, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    You had me from the scent of those orange blossoms. What an intoxicating fragrance, and what a beautiful poem Christine! Loved the image of detente between the bird and the beast. Excellent poem!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 22, 2019 at 7:52 pm

      Thank you so much Rob! You are very kind 🙂💕 I really enjoyed writing this one.

  15. February 22, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    You’ve painted a beautiful landscape. (K)

    • Christine Bolton
      February 23, 2019 at 12:10 am

      Thank you so much 🙂 I appreciate it

  16. Bev
    February 23, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    You depict such an idyllic spot, we all want to go there!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 23, 2019 at 4:36 pm

      I feel do fortunate living here 🙂 Thank you Bev

  17. February 23, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    This sounds like a most perfect place to be… here it’s still grey and dark…

    • Christine Bolton
      February 23, 2019 at 5:04 pm

      Yes it is! I’m very lucky. Hope it brightens up for you soon 🙂

  18. March 17, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Oh, this reminds me of the acrostic I did of the kumquat! LOL BTW, thanks so much for the follow on I Write Her. I appreciate it. Hope you enjoy my thoughts! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      March 17, 2019 at 10:43 pm

      Absolutely! I enjoy your blog Susi 🙂

      • March 17, 2019 at 10:51 pm

        That makes me happy, Christine! 🙂

  19. April 1, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Beautiful

    • Christine Bolton
      April 1, 2019 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂💕

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