Blank Sky – A Diatelle

Blank Sky

Absent of sun
A thin cover of clouds
Covering the expanse of space
A pristine and stark appearance looms long
No cushy formation of cumulus to see
A bleak, pale canopy reminiscent
Of saintly alabaster shrouds
In a mausoleum

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
MLMM Saturday Mix - A Diatelle
based on Syllable count as follows:

Ivory - FOWC
Saintly - WotD
Cushy - RDP

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay


  18 comments for “Blank Sky – A Diatelle

  1. November 2, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    WOW, I cannot even do my usual “fave pick”, as every line glows despite the cloud cover. That form is very interesting, so thanks for sharing…when I have a spare hour, I may try it! Blessings to you, dear girl (‘girl’ is meant affectionately, not dismissively, hope you know) <3

    • Christine Bolton
      November 3, 2019 at 12:22 am

      Well thank you sweet girl! That is an expression I use all the time 😊 so no offense taken here. The form was quite easy really, you might enjoy it. Have a great Sunday💕

      • November 3, 2019 at 12:32 am

        Bless your heart!! You never know, these days–feminists can get prickly over the term “girl”, but if you’re from the South, or African American, it connotes “familiarity/friendship”. I’m ready for a Sunday…although I kind of think of my whole weekend as Sunday: I do online church Saturday afternoons because I like Gateway Church in TX (I’m in WA), and they have 5 optional services–such a luxury! 🙂 <3 Have a blessed week!

      • Christine Bolton
        November 3, 2019 at 1:02 am

        You too my friend 🙂💕❤️

      • November 3, 2019 at 1:39 am

        Thanks!! 🙂 <3

  2. November 2, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Thank you Christine, that’s an interesting format, and you did it beautifully…

    • Christine Bolton
      November 3, 2019 at 12:27 am

      Thank you my dear Ivor. It was quite easy really. I’ll have to try it again 🙂❤️

      • November 3, 2019 at 12:39 am

        Oh Christine, you’re a Wizz’…..I have trouble doing a Haiku, and did my 1st Tanka just the other day… xx

      • Christine Bolton
        November 3, 2019 at 1:01 am

        Just remember, it’s the words that count ! It’s not always the syllables 🤣 🙂❤️

  3. November 2, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Oooh! That sounds cold! Beautifully expressed. ❤️🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      November 3, 2019 at 12:29 am

      Thanks so much Punam ❤️🙂

      • November 3, 2019 at 4:44 am

        My pleasure, dear. 🙂❤️

  4. November 2, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Wonderfully written, but now I feel like I need to wrap myself in a blanket.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 2, 2019 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you so much! Yes you snuggle up and keep warm 🥶❤️

      • November 2, 2019 at 7:26 pm

        It’s all about layers and making new blankets. LOL! 🥰

      • Christine Bolton
        November 3, 2019 at 12:23 am

        I get sweaty just think of thick clothes! Poor you 😧

      • November 3, 2019 at 3:28 pm

        LOL! You wouldn’t being thinking sweaty if it were 30 degrees outside. 🥶

      • Christine Bolton
        November 4, 2019 at 6:43 pm

        Probably not! 🤣

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