A Room with a View

A Room with a View

A circle of cackling crows
picnic on abandoned fruit
under the mango tree
Five female ducks
On the bank
Sitting pretty in a row
 
Wood Storks gather
in the shallows
surveying the territory 
As pink spoonbills 
splash land
in the water
 
Needle-beaked Ibis
waiting anxiously
for lawnmowers
to quiet their noise
so they may feast,
hungry for grubs
 
Late afternoon sun
captures Sandhill Cranes
In its glowing golden rays
Light reflecting
like dancing diamonds
on the surface of the lake
 
Full moon rising
Chasing day into night
Sky changing colors
Blues to pinks to greys
As it bids farewell
and darkness comes
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Grace at D'Verse Poets Pub has a special host
tonight, Peter Frankis, an Australian Writer who
has prompted us tonight to write a poem looking
out of a window. 

Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay 
 

  33 comments for “A Room with a View

  1. August 4, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    Wow! How lucky to see all that from your window! Lovely!!😍

    • Christine Bolton
      August 4, 2020 at 11:23 pm

      Thanks Punam. Yes I am very lucky in that respect. Any water in Florida has a wealth of bird life. It’s beautiful 😍

      • August 4, 2020 at 11:26 pm

        You are so welcome and it must be such a wonderful place to live!😊❤️

  2. August 4, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    The view out of your window is remarkable.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 5, 2020 at 9:01 am

      Thanks Sadje. It changes everyday depending on who visits ☺️

      • August 5, 2020 at 9:33 am

        You’re welcome!

  3. August 5, 2020 at 1:16 am

    I was growing to like the birds, and then the beauty of these lines floored me.

    Full moon rising
    Chasing day into night
    Sky changing colors

    • Christine Bolton
      August 5, 2020 at 9:03 am

      Thank you Reena. You’re so sweet ☺️

  4. August 5, 2020 at 4:02 am

    A lovely lyrical tour through the shifting crews of local Floridian birds. I like that you started with crows and ended with the sunset and the night coming on. It has a feeling of Eden about it (except for the lawnmowers).

    • Christine Bolton
      August 5, 2020 at 9:06 am

      Thanks Peter, the lawnmowers are the reality. I hear them now! ☺️ Unfortunately there are no goats or sheep here to keep the grass down!

      • August 5, 2020 at 4:56 pm

        not quite paradise then. 🙂

      • Christine Bolton
        August 5, 2020 at 6:09 pm

        It doesn’t bother me. These days I would rather someone else mow the grass! ☺️

  5. August 5, 2020 at 6:17 am

    A wonderful view, Christine, so many species of birds and a mango tree – my favourite fruit!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 5, 2020 at 9:07 am

      Thanks Kim. ☺️

  6. August 5, 2020 at 7:19 am

    Love the view specially with this line:

    Light reflecting
    like dancing diamonds
    on the surface of the lake

    • Christine Bolton
      August 5, 2020 at 9:07 am

      Thanks Grace. ☺️

  7. August 5, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Beautiful imagery. Oh, I would love to see this display of nature. Thanks, Christine, for taking me there.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 5, 2020 at 11:21 am

      Thanks Regina. It is a pretty sight, even the lawnmowers!

  8. Beverly Crawford
    August 5, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    What a marvelous sampling of nature! Thank you so much for making it come alive for us!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 5, 2020 at 4:39 pm

      Thank you Beverly 🙂❤️

  9. August 5, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    You are so lucky to have such a rich view full of birds! I never tire of watching them, but I have to go to the park to see them most of the time. (K)

    • Christine Bolton
      August 5, 2020 at 6:13 pm

      Yes I am very fortunate to see so many beautiful birds here. I’ve always been fascinated by them. Large and small. They are wonderful 🙂❤️

  10. August 5, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Nicely done! You have quite an array of wildlife out your window!!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 5, 2020 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks Dwight! Yes I’m so lucky ☺️

      • August 5, 2020 at 9:27 pm

        Wonderful!

  11. Christine Bolton
    August 5, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    It doesn’t bother me. These days I would rather someone else mow the grass! ☺️

  12. August 6, 2020 at 4:10 am

    Blues to pinks to greys
    As it bids farewell
    and darkness comes Lovely lines ) ~ Jay

    • Christine Bolton
      August 6, 2020 at 7:56 am

      Thank you Jay ☺️

  13. August 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    A beautiful pastoral scene, nicely framed in your poetic words. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      August 6, 2020 at 11:26 pm

      Thanks Bill 🙂

      • August 7, 2020 at 12:21 am

        ’tis true.

  14. August 7, 2020 at 5:41 am

    There is much going on here. I’d like to have that room with a view.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 7, 2020 at 10:17 am

      Yes our visitors delight every day ☺️

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