Sailing

Sailing

Teak decks
warm to the bare foot
Soft wind blowing
the sails of romance
Pure white
against a backdrop
of grey-blue skies
and cotton puff clouds
 
Tousled hair
framing a face
with sun-kissed cheeks
The glowing embers
of sunset
reflected in her eyes
and the delight
of sailing in the smile

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 


Sarah is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has asked us to be inspired by boats

Image by Francine Sreca from Pixabay 

  31 comments for “Sailing

  1. August 11, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    This is so well written Christine. It’s like looking at a a live picture.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 11, 2020 at 10:08 pm

      Oh you’re so sweet Sadje! Thank you so much! I wrote it fairly quickly and wasn’t too sure about it, so THANK YOU!!! 🥰

      • August 11, 2020 at 11:52 pm

        You’re welcome my friend

  2. August 11, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    “sailing in the smile”- Nice!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 11, 2020 at 10:59 pm

      Thank you! I really appreciate it ☺️

  3. August 11, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    Wonderful sensory description, Christine. I relaxed while reading it.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 11, 2020 at 11:42 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa ☺️ I really appreciate it

      • August 12, 2020 at 12:28 am

        You’re very welcome.

  4. August 12, 2020 at 1:06 am

    stunning! <3 <3

    • Christine Bolton
      August 12, 2020 at 11:01 am

      Thank you so much Carol Anne. I really appreciate it. ☺️

  5. August 12, 2020 at 2:57 am

    That is the dream of sailing, isn’t it? Perfect wind, perfect weather, being at one with the ocean. Lovely.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 12, 2020 at 11:01 am

      Thanks Sarah. In my mind the only way I’d enjoy sailing. Anything else would terrify me 😳

  6. August 12, 2020 at 4:20 am

    A beautiful image comes to mind. Really evocative!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 12, 2020 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you so much ☺️

  7. August 12, 2020 at 4:55 am

    Oh, this is enchanting, Christine!❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      August 12, 2020 at 10:59 am

      Thank you Punam dear ☺️💕

      • August 12, 2020 at 3:08 pm

        You are so welcome. 🥰

  8. August 12, 2020 at 6:42 am

    This is sumptuous. Love it.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 12, 2020 at 10:59 am

      Aww, thank you! ☺️

  9. August 12, 2020 at 6:58 am

    This is so calm and dreamy. The best of the sea. And what a wonderful photo! (K)

    • Christine Bolton
      August 12, 2020 at 10:58 am

      Thanks K! I always think sailing in warm weather is dreamy. Now fish trawling in the North Atlantic … not so much!

  10. August 12, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Very nicely done!! I love the sun kissed cheeks in the glowing embers of sunset! That skin tone only happens at the moment. It tends to fade quickly. Beauty tanned by the sun … nothing like it!
    Dwight

    • Christine Bolton
      August 12, 2020 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you so much Dwight. It’s true, most people look better with a little tan ☺️

      • August 12, 2020 at 9:05 pm

        I think so as well!

  11. August 12, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    The only part of this poem that I liked was the stuff between the teak deck and the smiling delight. Nice work, CB.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 12, 2020 at 9:00 pm

      Oh Ron, thank you so much! I really appreciate it 😊

  12. August 13, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    I felt the joy and the warmth!! Made me smile inside and out.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2020 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you so much. That was a lovely thing to say 🥰

  13. August 13, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    To be at sea in sunshine is close to my vision of paradise.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 13, 2020 at 9:50 pm

      That’s the only time I would enjoy boating! Dreamy and warm 🙂

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