Look Up There – A Quadrille

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Look Up There

Orion straddles the sky
His belt twinkling
Lighting the way
Stars sprinkling
 
A cheesy moon
at the halfway mark
The shadow of his smile
visible in the dark
 
Match made in heaven
A lover’s tryst
Moon and stars shine
As the earth is kissed
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


De Jackson, aka Whimsy Gizmo, is hosting
Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets.  Tonight
he has prompted us with "Sky"

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words
excluding the title.

This is a reworked poem of mine from several
years ago that fitted this category.

 
Image Courtesy of Pexels
 
 

  38 comments for “Look Up There – A Quadrille

  1. De Jackson
    September 21, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Love love love this! I’m a big fan of Orion, as well!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 21, 2020 at 11:18 pm

      Thanks De! It’s my favorite. I love seeing it ☺️💕

  2. September 21, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    VERY nice, Christine! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      September 21, 2020 at 11:20 pm

      Thanks Felicia! I haven’t seen you at SLS in recent weeks. Miss your music 🥰

  3. September 21, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    A beautiful poem Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      September 21, 2020 at 11:56 pm

      Thanks dear Sadje 🥰

      • September 22, 2020 at 3:22 am

        My pleasure

  4. September 21, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    This is a wonderful piece Christine. An engaging trip through the firmament.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 21, 2020 at 11:57 pm

      Thanks Rob. I really appreciate it ☺️

  5. September 21, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Love the cheesy moon…
    Everything in its place and time!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 21, 2020 at 11:57 pm

      Aww, thank you Dwight. I liked the cheesy moon too ☺️

  6. September 21, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    VERY beautifully written. It’s glorious in imagery as well, especially “a cheesy moon.” I love that!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2020 at 7:19 am

      Thanks so much Lucy. I am so grateful for your wonderful comments. I am very comfortable writing about nature and its beauty. 💕🙂

  7. sanaarizvi
    September 22, 2020 at 12:23 am

    I am literally swooning right now 😀

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2020 at 7:19 am

      Oh Sanaa, thank you so much ☺️💕

  8. September 22, 2020 at 2:45 am

    The ‘cheesy moon’ and ‘earth being kissed’ are both awesome phraseology.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2020 at 7:20 am

      Thank you Reena. You’re so kind ☺️💕

  9. September 22, 2020 at 7:22 am

    supertryst, well told. HOT.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2020 at 9:35 am

      Thanks so much Ron! I’m happy you liked it ☺️

  10. September 22, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Awesome quadrille! Love that cheesy moon Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2020 at 9:35 am

      Thanks! I like that bit too 🤣

  11. September 22, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Another nice one, Christine B-)

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2020 at 9:46 pm

      Thanks so much Jay ☺️

  12. September 22, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Lovely imagery: I love seeing Orion at this time of year. Probably one of my favourite things about winter!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2020 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you dear Ingrid. I must bed lucky because I see Orion all the time ☺️

      • September 23, 2020 at 4:32 am

        You must be further south? I can’t even find my way around town, let alone the night sky 🙈

      • Christine Bolton
        September 23, 2020 at 10:13 am

        Lol! How did you end up in Prague Ingrid?

      • September 23, 2020 at 10:26 am

        I’m in Slovenia, my husband is Slovenian so after 10 years in UK and 4 years in Spain he made it back home!

      • Christine Bolton
        September 23, 2020 at 12:20 pm

        Oh I didn’t remember that very well. Sorry 😐. That’s a nice story. We all end up somewhere else don’t we? 🥰

  13. September 22, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    I am chuckling…..read it through once and thought the first line said “onion straddles the sky” and I thought….well….okay….I love the rest of the description…..hmmmm…..and then I read it again! ORION! Aha!
    Loved it the second time but my error, my aging eyes, have me smiling and what I thought you’d written! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2020 at 9:38 pm

      Oh that’s so funny Lillian!! I always see the word silver when its actually sliver ☺️ LOL!

  14. September 22, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Now when autumn and darker nights are here I have to go out to watch the sky.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2020 at 9:36 pm

      Yes, it’s the first thing I do when I step outside after dark. I love the way the moon is still so low in the sky by the time it gets dark. The crescent moon over the past several days looked like a hook you could just reach up and touch ☺️

  15. September 22, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    I like the unexpected “shadow of his smile” – catches you off guard and sets the tone beautifully.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2020 at 9:17 pm

      Thank you so much Dora! I appreciate it. I was humanizing both Orion and the moon ☺️

  16. September 27, 2020 at 6:47 am

    Beautiful images…match made in heaven !

    • Christine Bolton
      September 27, 2020 at 8:49 am

      Thank you Grace 🙂

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