Wet Blanket

Wet Blanket

Grey, blanketed sky
mirroring the day’s mood
Dreary and dull
The sunshine of a smile
hidden by a depression
The inevitable rains come
Drowning sorrows
not before
the rays catch fire
Burning the clouds
and mixing a rainbow
Coloring a world
deprived of joy
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

Merril is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets tonight and has 
prompted us with the word 'Blanket'
to be used as a noun, vern or adjective

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

  26 comments for “Wet Blanket

  1. October 5, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Beautiful poem Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      October 5, 2020 at 11:53 pm

      Thank you Sadje 🥰

      • October 6, 2020 at 12:04 am

        You’re welcome

  2. October 5, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    i like that this is a different take on ‘blanket’

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2020 at 9:03 am

      Thank you! ☺️

  3. October 6, 2020 at 3:20 am

    Engaging mixture of melancholy and color. Nice writing

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2020 at 9:04 am

      Thanks Rob! I appreciate it.

  4. October 6, 2020 at 3:57 am

    Your quadrille captures that melancholy wet blanket atmosphere, Christine. We’re having one like that today – again. I hope we have a rainbow at the end of it too.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2020 at 9:06 am

      Thanks Kim. Yes I do dislike that dreary feeling from dark, rainy days where the barometric pressure is so heavy. WishinG you sunshine and rainbows! ☺️

  5. October 6, 2020 at 5:33 am

    kaykuala
    and mixing a rainbow
    Coloring a world

    The rain can be expected to make a difference for the better in the weather. Yes, Christine, it accentuates the golden colours of Autumn!

    Hank

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2020 at 9:07 am

      Yes it does Hank. The rain helps everything grow and definitely colors our world. Thanks for reading ☺️

  6. October 6, 2020 at 6:25 am

    I can really identify with the sentiments expressed here: we need all the rainbows we can find at the moment!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2020 at 9:08 am

      Thanks Ingrid. Yes we certainly do ☺️👍

  7. October 6, 2020 at 8:20 am

    YUM> Rainbowlicious.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2020 at 9:12 am

      Thanks Ron. Rainbowlicious! What a great word ☺️

  8. October 6, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Reminds me of a rainbow struggling through darkness, trying to get out.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2020 at 2:11 pm

      Yes, the message is that there is always a rainbow, we just don’t always see it ☺️

  9. October 6, 2020 at 11:44 am

    The grief of a northern winter arrested by a rainbow, I really love that line – “burning the clouds” stirs my heart.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2020 at 2:14 pm

      Paul, thank you so much for your kind words. I always have headaches on days that are ‘blanketed’ by grey clouds. The barometric pressure always gets to me. Thank goodness I live somewhere where we do get a lot of sunshine so those days are few and far between ☺️👍

  10. October 6, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    “mixing a rainbow
    Coloring a world
    deprived of joy”

    Sometimes seeing the color and beauty is enough to raise one’s spirits a bit. Lovely poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2020 at 2:17 pm

      Thank you so much. Yes Merril, he rainbow is always there on those days. We just don’t always see it but believing it is helpful ☺️

  11. October 6, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    I think such a rainbow saves lives

    • Christine Bolton
      October 7, 2020 at 9:39 am

      Agreed. Thanks for reading Bjorn

  12. sanaarizvi
    October 7, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Love this especially; “the inevitable rains come drowning sorrows.” 💝

    • Christine Bolton
      October 7, 2020 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you Sanaa 🥰

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