Transference – A Quadrille


The sky freckled
with tangerine clouds
The sun’s last breath
of the day
The water glittered
with diamonds
and shadows grew long
as the evening turned grey
Through the looking glass
of twilight
astral forms came into view
and under the stars we lay

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Mish is hosting Monday Quadrille at
D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted
us with "Freckles"

A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words
excluding the title

Words prompt

Astral - RDP

Go Dog Go Cafe - Through the Looking Glass

Image by David Mark from Pixabay 

  28 comments for “Transference – A Quadrille

  1. August 3, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    I wanted to come back to this lovely Quadrille again Christine. As stated above, I agree with Dr Grimes about the title giving such a critical added dimension to this poem. I have been thinking about how the world touches us, the light and the winds as they impact our senses and gets transduced into neural energy, until it gets transformed, as you say, transferred, into our brain becoming us. How sweet is it that the miracles of our senses is not just for jumping a little faster to catch our next meal or to ward off danger, but to become aware, in a sense, of our unity with the world, that it has entered into us, and has become us. Your poem cascades this all out so nicely with the colors of the sky, the feel of the wind, and then finally where we lie under the stars, all of it enveloped in there, and then written and posted by you… and transferred to us.

    So nice, that with our mind and with our heart,
    we can be a corner of the color wheel
    aware of itself, if not in whole,
    than at least joyfully in part.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 3, 2019 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you so much Lona. How beautifully you put it! I agree with you. I have never felt so connected to nature as I have in recent years. I seem to find all the answers there 🙂❤️ We are part of something so much bigger than we are.

  2. August 2, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    I think you have captured the “feeling” of a sunset along with your lovely imagery.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 2, 2019 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you so much Mish! 🙂

  3. Christine Bolton
    August 1, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Thank you so much Lona 🙂💕

  4. August 1, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Lovely Christine! I love the sun’s last breath, the colors, and I agree with Dr. Grimes

  5. July 30, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    That’s a wonderful perspective on freckle-ness Christine. I had a night sky freckled with stars. This made for engaging reading.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 31, 2019 at 8:41 am

      Thanks Rob. 🙂 I will check it out. Nature usually has all of our answers, doesn’t it?

  6. July 30, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    The sky and water are beautifully freckled.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 30, 2019 at 3:23 pm

      Yes both! Thanks Frank

  7. July 30, 2019 at 10:24 am

    You write like a painter, such beautiful colours…

    • Christine Bolton
      July 30, 2019 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah. That is how I look at the evening sky. Every day is different and beautiful

  8. July 30, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Delicate and lovely.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 30, 2019 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

    • August 3, 2019 at 5:57 pm

      yes, delicate is an apt description

  9. July 30, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Tangerine clouds – lovely!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 30, 2019 at 9:06 am

      Thank you! I must have been channeling The Beatles 🙂

      • July 30, 2019 at 12:20 pm

        There are certainly worse things to channel!

  10. Christine Bolton
    July 30, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Than you dear Punam 💕🙂

  11. July 30, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Such a beautiful picture you painted, Christine! 🙂💞

  12. July 30, 2019 at 12:33 am

    So beautiful! I love the picture you painted with words

    • Christine Bolton
      July 30, 2019 at 8:38 am

      Thank you so much Jason! 🙂💕

  13. July 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

    A great title, for me it gives deeper meaning to the poem, which is lovely in itself. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      July 30, 2019 at 12:18 am

      Thank you so very much Crystal. 💕❤️

  14. July 29, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    A lovely poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 29, 2019 at 11:58 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂🙂💕

      • July 30, 2019 at 12:55 am

        A pleasure

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