Senryu You are not a dream Like dust in a sunbeam's glow You are always there Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Fields of Gold
Golden fields of wheat blowing in summer breeze Reminiscent of her wayward, flaxen hair The color of the sun and bees’ honey Her hands would pull it back and tie with a satin ribbon Her eyes blue like the sky and freckled sun-kissed face The picture of summer A time of growth and abundance Until the wheat harvest and fields lay bare Fall would come and take her with the warmth Leaving an emptiness Cold and bare A time to mourn her absence but she would return She always did When the days grew long again and the wheat would wave once more Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © Grace at D’Verse Poets has a guest tonight, Rosemarie Gonzales from A Reading Writer. She shared some beautiful Pablo Neruda poetry with us and prompted us with the word “Wheat” Photo by Warren Wong on Unsplash
Senryu Rain is falling hard Washing away the heartache Left behind by you Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Full Of It
Sometimes you are such a bumbling fool How can you be so insensitive? The proverbial foot has taken up permanent residence in your mouth where words are created in chaos and spewed outward Full of crap like a broken sewage pipe What a bum! Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © D'Verse Poets is hosted tonight by De Jackson (aka Whimsy Gizmo) and he has prompted us with "Bum" for Monday Quadrille. A Quadrille is a poem of 44 words excluding the title
Haiku Cool white powder sand Golden sunshine and blue sky A beach of your dreams Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Haiku Brightly colored sails against a blue topaz sky and sea of turquoise Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
This week, our host for Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adams, has given us the prompt words “Above, Below and Between”. I struggled a little but found this pretty song and video by Lifehouse featuring Natasha Bedingfield.
I hope you enjoy it!
The first single from Lifehouse’s sixth studio album features the British pop singer and songwriter Natasha Bedingfield, who is a good friend of the band. Produced by long time collaborator Jude Cole, the pop-rock ballad is the first duet Lifehouse ever recorded. The song was released on September 9, 2012 via iTunes.
Speaking about the tune, lead singer Jason Wade said: “‘Between the Raindrops’ is a confluence of all these different musical styles coming together. There is this cinematic spaghetti western undercurrent breathing and moving in the confines of a pop rock song. The track started as a complete experiment, a sort of stream of consciousness. Over the next few ensuing months Jude and I rewrote the song at least half a dozen times. We brought our friend Jacob Kasher in to help us finish the lyrics. I feel like the song really was solidified and came to life when Natasha came down to the studio and sang on the track.”
According to press materials, Wade “stumbled into” the song. Its genesis occurred on a day when he had family in town and limited time to work. Nevertheless, the singer “had this melody reverberating in my head,” so he made a short detour into the studio, “threw all these different instruments down on tape” and a half-hour later had “the bare bones of the track.” Working with Jude Cole and Jacob Kasher, Wade and the rest of the band further developed the song over the next three and a half months.
The album was named after the picturesque Spanish town of Almería, which was the location for the filming of many of the classic spaghetti westerns filmed in the mid 1960’s. The studio at Box Canyon, California where Lifehouse recorded Almería had a similar arid landscape. “Sometimes the backdrop of where you create can reverberate through the music,” explained Wade. “This was the case with spending some time up in Box Canyon. There was already reflections of spaghetti western sounds in the music, but the landscape almost infused some of the soul of the westerns into a good portion of the album.”
The song’s music video was also shot in Box Canyon. Wade told Radio.com how the idea came together: “We did it up at Box Canyon at our manager’s place. It lended itself to the textures of the album,” he explained. “The place that he lives up there, it used to be one of those Western ghost towns where they used to film all of those Westerns.
The video is essentially a performance piece,” he continued. “Natasha [Bedingfield], myself and the band appear in different vignettes and there’s an ominous storm that’s coming towards the camera.
Lyrics Look around There's no one but you and me Right here and now The way it was meant to be There's a smile on my face Knowing that together everything that's in our way We're better than alright Walking between the raindrops Riding the aftershock beside you Off into the sunset Living like there's nothing left to lose Chasing after gold mines Crossing the fine lines we knew Hold on and take a breath I'll be here every step Walking between the raindrops with you Take me now The world's such a crazy place When the walls come down You'll know I'm here to stay There's nothing I would change Knowing that together everything that's in our way We're better than alright Walking between the raindrops Riding the aftershock beside you Off into the sunset Living like there's nothing left to lose Chasing after gold mines Crossing the fine lines we knew Hold on and take a breath I'll be here every step Walking between the raindrops with you There's a smile on my face Knowing that together everything that's in our way We're better than alright Walking between the raindrops Riding the aftershock beside you Off into the sunset Living like there's nothing left to lose Chasing after gold mines Crossing the fine lines we knew Hold on and take a breath I'll be here every step Walking between the raindrops with you Between the raindrops with you Between the raindrops with you Between the raindrops with you Songwriters: Hindlin Jacob Kasher, Cole Jude, Wade Jason Between the Raindrops lyrics © Sony/atv Tunes Llc, Prescription Songs, Kevinthecity Publishing, J. Kasher Music, Kobalt Music Copyrights Sarl
Laying under the stars Until the sun broke the dawn Tears gently brushed away by soft lips Promises made without pause Lovemaking with kisses to remember Character never in question A night to remember Dreams to preserve Memories to recall And then, you were gone Forever Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing Sue Vincent’s Weekly Write Photo Word Prompts Brush - Stream of Conciousness Pause - RDP Character - FOWC
Haiku Footprints disappear Taken by the flowing tide As if never there Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Haiku Fireflies in the dark Magical in jars of glass Delighting children Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©