Ever-changing – Poem of the Month – January 2021

Ever-changing

Late afternoon clouds
tinged with
the golden threads
of hidden sun
Silhouettes of squawking
Cranes taking flight
Shadows elongated
into distorted shapes
Peace found in
images and sounds
 
Summer’s kindness
stroking, comforting
Healing
the soul gently
before the colors
of fall are
dangled delightfully
before eyes
wide in wonder
Captivating
 
The whipping
cold autumn winds
and inevitable
grey skies
A backdrop for
changing colors 
Almost unnoticed
as once again
we are fooled
by the beauty
of a season’s transition
 
 
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  42 comments for “Ever-changing – Poem of the Month – January 2021

  1. sanaarizvi
    November 26, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    This is absolutely stellar writing, Christine 😀 love the “whipping cold autumn winds.” We are moving quickly in the direction of winter here 🍄💝

    • Christine Bolton
      November 26, 2020 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you so much Sanaa. I really appreciate your kindness ☺️💕

      • sanaarizvi
        November 26, 2020 at 8:06 pm

        You’re most welcome! 🙂

  2. November 26, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Doesn’t time move so fast when the seasons change before our eyes? I find it mesmerizing as well. You eloquently said it all, and this piece itself brought some serenity to me; a warmth of peace found from these lines:

    “Peace found in
    images and sounds

    Summer’s kindness
    stroking, comforting
    Healing
    the soul gently
    before the colors
    of fall are
    dangled…”

    You write beautifully and the imagery itself is as captivating as nature. Such fascinating work yet again. <3 <3

    • Christine Bolton
      November 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm

      Thank you dear Lucy ☺️ I live on a lake and I sit and watch everything from the birds, to the way the light dances on the water’s surface and the sounds. I do find it so peaceful and the words come to me naturally 🥰

  3. November 26, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Such a magnificent poem giving voice to nature’s majesty.. Well done.. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      November 27, 2020 at 10:30 am

      Thank you so much. I always appreciate it. Hope you are doing well ☺️

      • November 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm

        Thanks it’s a tough time but I am n out in nature right now and that always brings me peace

      • Christine Bolton
        November 28, 2020 at 9:55 am

        You hang in there my friend. Writing and nature can save us all 🥰💕☺️

      • November 28, 2020 at 9:44 pm

        It truly can.. does every single day.. <3

  4. November 26, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    For us here that whipping cold autumn is now winter season…brrr…brr… The seasons are changing fast. I envy that you can watch all that from the lake. Awesome views.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 27, 2020 at 10:29 am

      Thank you Grace. Yes, you are up north and I’m sure it’s freezing 🥶 I’m grateful for my warmer weather here but I do miss the chill every now again ☺️

  5. November 26, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    An ever changing show of wonder. Beautiful poem Eugenia

    • Christine Bolton
      November 27, 2020 at 10:30 am

      Thanks Sadje ☺️❤️

      • November 27, 2020 at 11:39 am

        You’re welcome

  6. November 27, 2020 at 3:40 am

    Wonderful imagery here Christine 🍁

    • Christine Bolton
      November 27, 2020 at 10:35 am

      Thank you Ingrid ☺️

  7. November 27, 2020 at 7:31 am

    The lady of the lake shares her ever-changing seasonal views…the cranes are especially lovely, Christine 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      November 27, 2020 at 10:38 am

      Thanks so much Lynn. It is pretty for sure. The most exciting thing for me is the changing light. The colors vary dramatically each evening ☺️💕

      • November 27, 2020 at 1:16 pm

        Light playing on water is mesmerizing…

      • Christine Bolton
        November 27, 2020 at 3:15 pm

        Yes! I love it 🥰

  8. November 27, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Awesome work indeed, cb. conga rats.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 27, 2020 at 10:38 am

      Thanks Ron 😀 I hope you are well and had a Happy Thanksgiving

  9. November 27, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Transitions as you described in your lovely poem … to be inhaled.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 27, 2020 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks so much Helen. I always appreciate it 🙂💕

  10. November 27, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Oh, so beautiful!! Always love poems of Autumn!
    xoxox 😘🌹💕😁

    • Christine Bolton
      November 28, 2020 at 9:57 am

      Nature is such an easy thing to write about because of its beauty ☺️🥰

  11. November 27, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Very nice Christine! I loved this image of fall….
    the colors
    of fall are
    dangled delightfully

    • Christine Bolton
      November 28, 2020 at 9:55 am

      Thanks you Dwight. I’m happy you liked it ☺️

      • November 28, 2020 at 11:41 am

        You are welcome!

  12. November 28, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Seasons of the year change boldly, and without our consent — but to such beauty and wonder I acquiesce. Well written Christine… 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      November 28, 2020 at 10:12 pm

      Exactly Rob. Nature is so powerful we are swept up by it. Thanks for reading and your comments ☺️

  13. November 29, 2020 at 7:42 am

    I am reflecting on how we are fooled, is that Autumn is so wonderful that we can’t quite bring ourselves to feel the harshness and void of a coming winter? (That reflects how I feel about winter, brrr). Are we fooled, or enveloped? Your poem envelopes us like the seasons, the changes happening all times, the earth beckoning. we are aware, but want to keep living, tasting, smelling, touching. Live now, for entropy beckons. 🙂 All of that is here in your poem of seasons.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 29, 2020 at 8:23 am

      Hi Lona, nice to hear from you! Yes, I think we are all just insignificant specks of something in this amazing Universe. It is bigger and more powerful than us and we are just along for the ride ☺️. I am thankful for being able to experience Nature’s gifts of change and renewal. Wishing you well and Happy Holidays ☺️🥰💕

      • November 29, 2020 at 8:34 am

        well, I would not say insignificant. we may be smaller in size and gravity, but One Christine Bolton has more consciousness and awareness than entire clusters of stars. So we are along for the ride, and even if we stay buckled and keep our hands inside the carriage at all times, it will still be over sooner than we want, but what a ride! Each of us is a miracle, even if impermanent. I also hope you are well and all the Holiday fun and joys!

      • Christine Bolton
        November 29, 2020 at 11:53 am

        Thank you Lona ☺️ Stay safe and happy 💕

  14. December 3, 2020 at 7:18 am

    Beautiful writing Christine ❣️

    • Christine Bolton
      December 3, 2020 at 8:04 am

      Thank you dear Jude. I hope you are well my friend 🥰

      • December 3, 2020 at 8:16 am

        I am, and hope you are well too.

      • Christine Bolton
        December 3, 2020 at 12:19 pm

        Yes, I am well. Thanks Jude

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