Mosaic Culture

Mosaic Culture

My perfect world
is a mosaic
Where each piece connects
the other in beauty
There are shades of earth
Deep brown and pitch black
to clay and sandy soil
Sky connecting clouds of white
crimson, rosy pink and graphite
Sometimes golden and sun-kissed
Trees with outstretched arms
In greens, reds and yellows
Oceans holding everything in place
With blue-green reflections
of its inhabitants
A rainbow of ebony, mahogany,
ginger and cinnamon
with alabaster and ivory
delightfully blended in hues
of cafe au lait and mocha 
Eyes of sapphire and cognac
pewter, graphite and terra-cotta 
Sensual colors of eyes and skin
Bleeding the same color red
and crying identical crystal tears
Wishing to live in harmony 
with each other
as it should be

 
Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Sarah is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and she
has prompted us to share a poem that we have
recently read and use it to inspire us to
write one.
One of my favorite poets is Langston Hughes.
I did not grow up with his poetry but I have come to
love it.  I was inspired by his poem Harlem Sweeties
where his use of descriptive color is so beautiful and
mesmerizing to read.  It captured me immediately.

Image by Holger Schué from Pixabay

  30 comments for “Mosaic Culture

  1. January 5, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    A very colourful analogy of life Christine
    https://youtu.be/evO93MWHk-w

    • Christine Bolton
      January 5, 2021 at 10:52 pm

      Aww thanks Ivor….and for the music ☺️

  2. January 5, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    This is so beautiful!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 5, 2021 at 10:53 pm

      Thanks Regina. I thought you’d appreciate it 🥰

  3. January 5, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Love the way you’ve described the colors Christine. Beautiful

    • Christine Bolton
      January 5, 2021 at 10:56 pm

      Thanks Sadje ☺️💕

      • January 6, 2021 at 12:18 am

        You’re welcome 😉

      • January 6, 2021 at 12:28 am

        You’re welcome

  4. January 5, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 5, 2021 at 10:57 pm

      Thank you so much ☺️

  5. January 5, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    A world of peace painted in stunning hues!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 6, 2021 at 8:18 am

      Thank you Lynn. Hope you’re well an d a Happy New Year to you ☺️

  6. January 5, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Beautifully penned. <3

  7. January 6, 2021 at 3:18 am

    Lovely poem 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      January 6, 2021 at 8:14 am

      Thank you ☺️

  8. January 6, 2021 at 3:24 am

    unreal. so much colorful imagery! this could have been a response to d’Verse’s ‘synesthesia’ prompt from last year – https://dversepoets.com/2020/12/03/mtb-synesthesia/

    Fantastic, Christine!

    -David

    • Christine Bolton
      January 6, 2021 at 8:14 am

      Thanks so much ☺️ Yes I responded to the prompt on synethesia. Mine was psychedelic!

  9. January 6, 2021 at 6:14 am

    I love the use of colour in this poem, Christine, and, in particular, the ‘rainbow of ebony, mahogany, ginger and cinnamon with alabaster and ivory’, so delicate and yet so strong.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 6, 2021 at 8:10 am

      Thanks so much Kim. Stay safe and Happy New Year ☺️

      • January 6, 2021 at 9:44 am

        And you, Christine!

  10. January 6, 2021 at 11:36 am

    This was an excellent piece and an engaging read Christine — well written. Happy & Healthy New Year to you and yours. Here’s to writing wonderful poetry in 2021.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 6, 2021 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks Rob. I really appreciate it. Wishing you and your family a very happy new year. Stay healthy my friend.☺️

  11. January 6, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Beautiful, Christine… 💞

    • Christine Bolton
      January 6, 2021 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you Bette ☺️ I’m happy you liked it. Wishing you a very happy and healthy new year.

  12. sanaarizvi
    January 6, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    My goodness this is absolutely amazing, Christine! 😀 I love; “A rainbow of ebony, mahogany, ginger and cinnamon with alabaster and ivory delightfully blended in hues of cafe au lait and mocha.” 💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      January 6, 2021 at 5:54 pm

      Thank you so much ☺️I hope you read the Langston Hughes poem I shared. His colorful descriptions are far superior to mine. I loved the poem that inspired you. I was not familiar with it. Yours was beautiful Sanaa 🥰

  13. January 6, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    I can only hope for that kind of harmoney to someday be a reality. Loving all the colors in your poem and in our world.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 6, 2021 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you Grace. I wish for that too ☺️ Happy New Year to you 💕

  14. January 9, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Beautiful!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 9, 2021 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you so much Charis ☺️

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