Month: August 2020

Fields of Gold

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

Full Of It – A Quadrille

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

Song Lyric Sunday – Between the Raindrops

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


One Night

One Night

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
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