The Message

The Message

Silent beating wings
fanning the evening air 
The ruby-colored hummingbird
appeared to me again
answering my prayer
 
On this eve of nuptials
I crave its gentle presence
To feel a willing spirit
Taste nectar of orchids
Surrounded by its essence
 
Marveling at its size
in this world of strength
A tiny creature
of weightless power
staying at my arm’s length
 
I receive its courage
propelling me ahead
An aging fear of unknown
gently eased from my mind
with words left unsaid
 
He took flight and I knew
he would not return
His work was done
the path became clear
and my worries to unlearn
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sadje's What Do You See?

Word Prompts

Aging - Word of the Day
Ruby - RDP
Taste - FOWC

  18 comments for “The Message

  1. July 7, 2020 at 11:31 am

    What a lovely poem. I love your take on this image.
    Thanks a lot for joining in the challenge.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 7, 2020 at 2:16 pm

      Sure thing Sadje. Thank you 🥰

      • July 7, 2020 at 3:06 pm

        It’s my pleasure

  2. July 7, 2020 at 11:32 am

    This is beautiful, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 7, 2020 at 2:18 pm

      Aww thanks Chris! 💕☺️

  3. July 7, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Such a beautiful poem…so apt for the image! 😊❤️🌷

  4. Christine Bolton
    July 7, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Thank you Punam, It reminded me of a an Indian bride. 🙂💕🥰

    • July 10, 2020 at 6:17 am

      Indeed! She looks like one. 😊
      You are so welcome.

  5. July 8, 2020 at 11:56 am

    I want a hummingbird too😭
    Beautiful writing Christine 🌸

    • Christine Bolton
      July 8, 2020 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you dear Jude ☺️

      • July 9, 2020 at 3:52 am

        You’re welcome

  6. July 10, 2020 at 6:51 am

    What a lovely interpretation to the prompt. Just perfect. Loved it Christine <3 !

    • Christine Bolton
      July 11, 2020 at 8:57 am

      Thank you so much 🙂💕

  7. July 10, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Beautiful piece of poetry. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      July 11, 2020 at 8:56 am

      Thanks so much ☺️

      • July 11, 2020 at 9:16 am

        You are welcome. 🙂

  8. July 10, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Beautiful take on the prompt, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 11, 2020 at 8:55 am

      Thanks so much! 🙂💕

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