Look Up There – A Quadrille
Look Up There
Orion straddles the sky
His belt twinkling
Lighting the way
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
Beautiful images…match made in heaven !
Thank you Grace 🙂
I like the unexpected “shadow of his smile” – catches you off guard and sets the tone beautifully.
Thank you so much Dora! I appreciate it. I was humanizing both Orion and the moon ☺️
Now when autumn and darker nights are here I have to go out to watch the sky.
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 ☺️
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! 🙂
Oh that’s so funny Lillian!! I always see the word silver when its actually sliver ☺️ LOL!
Lovely imagery: I love seeing Orion at this time of year. Probably one of my favourite things about winter!
Thank you dear Ingrid. I must bed lucky because I see Orion all the time ☺️
You must be further south? I can’t even find my way around town, let alone the night sky 🙈
Lol! How did you end up in Prague Ingrid?
I’m in Slovenia, my husband is Slovenian so after 10 years in UK and 4 years in Spain he made it back home!
Oh I didn’t remember that very well. Sorry 😐. That’s a nice story. We all end up somewhere else don’t we? 🥰
Another nice one, Christine B-)
Thanks so much Jay ☺️
Awesome quadrille! Love that cheesy moon Christine.
Thanks! I like that bit too 🤣
supertryst, well told. HOT.
Thanks so much Ron! I’m happy you liked it ☺️
The ‘cheesy moon’ and ‘earth being kissed’ are both awesome phraseology.
Thank you Reena. You’re so kind ☺️💕
I am literally swooning right now 😀
Oh Sanaa, thank you so much ☺️💕
VERY beautifully written. It’s glorious in imagery as well, especially “a cheesy moon.” I love that!
Thanks so much Lucy. I am so grateful for your wonderful comments. I am very comfortable writing about nature and its beauty. 💕🙂
Love the cheesy moon…
Everything in its place and time!
Aww, thank you Dwight. I liked the cheesy moon too ☺️
This is a wonderful piece Christine. An engaging trip through the firmament.
Thanks Rob. I really appreciate it ☺️
A beautiful poem Christine
Thanks dear Sadje 🥰
VERY nice, Christine! 🙂
Thanks Felicia! I haven’t seen you at SLS in recent weeks. Miss your music 🥰
Love love love this! I’m a big fan of Orion, as well!
Thanks De! It’s my favorite. I love seeing it ☺️💕