Another Day in Paradise

Another Day in Paradise

The flames of sunset
burning what’s left
of the daytime sky
Awash with golden honey,
pinks and dappled greys
Tall Mexican Fan Palms
stand like giant swizzle sticks
waiting to stir an evening cocktail

A moon already on the rise
soon to make its entrance
before the scattering of stardust 
against what will become
the velvety night time expanse
And so it is
The end of another
day in paradise



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Linda from Charmed Chaos is hosting
Open Link Night at D'Verse Poets

Photo - My Own

  37 comments for “Another Day in Paradise

  1. August 23, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Really loved these lines – Tall Mexican Fan Palms
    stand like giant swizzle sticks
    waiting to stir an evening cocktail
    Bellissimo, Christine
    xoxo
    😍💖💕🌹

  2. August 23, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    So different from the Phil Collin’s song… yours Paradise seems a lot better.

  3. August 22, 2020 at 6:03 am

    One day at a time would be heaven in a place like that.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 22, 2020 at 10:59 am

      Yes! I cannot do the cold weather anymore but there are definitely trade offs to consider when you end up here! 🙂

  4. August 22, 2020 at 5:27 am

    Woah, you used such beautiful delicious words and language in this🧡

    • Christine Bolton
      August 22, 2020 at 11:00 am

      Thank you dear Jude. That’s how I feel when I read your work! ☺️🥰

      • August 23, 2020 at 12:53 am

        Aww shucks 😊 it’s about you now. Beautiful post

  5. August 21, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    I love the idea of a tall, really tall pina colada with a giant tree swizzle stick.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 22, 2020 at 11:01 am

      I’m sure someone makes them! Lol ☺️ Thanks Lis

      • August 22, 2020 at 12:22 pm

        🙂

  6. August 21, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    I love when the night sky is so smooth and velvety

    • Christine Bolton
      August 21, 2020 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks Christine! ☺️

  7. sanaarizvi
    August 21, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Exquisite imagery in this one, Christine 😀

    • Christine Bolton
      August 21, 2020 at 9:52 pm

      Thank you my friend ☺️🥰

  8. August 21, 2020 at 10:31 am

    I love the idea of fan palms being swizzle sticks!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 21, 2020 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks Linda ☺️

  9. August 21, 2020 at 4:55 am

    I like the use of colour in the first stanza, Christine, so evocative of sunset. I smiled at the ‘Tall Mexican Fan Palms…like giant swizzle sticks / waiting to stir an evening cocktail.’

    • Christine Bolton
      August 21, 2020 at 9:40 am

      Thanks Kim. I love the colors of sunset. It’s different every night. Yes, those palms make me smile every time I look at them ☺️

  10. August 21, 2020 at 3:01 am

    Beautiful imagery.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 21, 2020 at 9:37 am

      Thank you ☺️

  11. August 20, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    I thought you were going to play us some Jimmy Buffet music! I liked your images in this one. The palms as swizzle sticks was a great one!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 21, 2020 at 9:37 am

      Lol! Yes Dwight I should have included some Buffet! Thank you ☺️

      • August 21, 2020 at 9:52 am

        :>)

  12. August 20, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Happy Hour(s), clearly observed & beautifully conveyed. Thanks CB

    • Christine Bolton
      August 21, 2020 at 9:35 am

      Thanks Ron! Yes, Happy Hours ☺️

  13. August 20, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Beautifully penned. Love the visual feel of your poem Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      August 20, 2020 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks Sadje. I appreciate it 🙂💕

      • August 20, 2020 at 11:18 pm

        You’re welcome 😉

  14. Beverly Crawford
    August 20, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Delicious! So beautifully descriptive.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 20, 2020 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks Beverly 🥰

  15. Sue
    August 20, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Greetings fellow poet! That was a beautiful poem! I love the fan palms as giant swizzle sticks! Great line.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 20, 2020 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks Sue! ☺️ Yes, that’s what they look like 🤣

  16. August 20, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Beautiful 🤩

    • Christine Bolton
      August 20, 2020 at 9:53 pm

      Thanks Paula! 🥰

  17. August 20, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Lovely poem. I really like the first stanza. Your words drew me in. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      August 20, 2020 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you Maria ☺️ I appreciate it very much

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