Rite of Passage – Poem of the Month – February 2021

symmetrical photography of clouds covered blue sky
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Rite of Passage

Dusty pink taffeta sky
lays in folds against
a blue-grey background
of twilight
The raft of northern ducks
silhouetted and bobbing
on a pewter lake mirroring
the last of the day’s offering
A rising moon chases the sun
from view as darkness descends
Sounds fall silent when the day 
gives way to night and 
and the handover is complete

 
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Grace is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with personification
and/or imagery.  I chose imagery for
my poem.

 

  41 comments for “Rite of Passage – Poem of the Month – February 2021

  1. Nyx
    January 23, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Beautiful

    • Christine Bolton
      January 29, 2021 at 10:05 pm

      pI just found your comment in my Spam box. I’m so sorry. Thanks for your comment. I’m happy you liked it ☺️

  2. January 17, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Oh the sunset is so beautiful… though I also find it a bit sad… like a bittersweet parting.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 17, 2021 at 12:03 pm

      Thanks Bjorn. Yes it is an ending of sorts and I never want it to be over.

  3. Xan
    January 16, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    I didn’t even really need the photo to see this image. You nailed it.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 16, 2021 at 11:22 pm

      Thank you. I was actually looking at my sky that night when the words came but didn’t get the best photo. I was fortunate to find one that was close ☺️

  4. January 15, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Fabulous Christine, and what a stunning picture!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 15, 2021 at 11:36 am

      Thanks so much Di ☺️💕

      • January 15, 2021 at 11:59 am

        You’re welcome!

  5. January 15, 2021 at 8:24 am

    I am embarrassed to admit that I did not know what “taffeta” is… thank you for teaching me!

    Your poem held me from start to finish. Lovely, Christine!

    Shabbat shalom,
    David

    • Christine Bolton
      January 15, 2021 at 11:38 am

      Oh you’re a guy so I wouldn’t expect you to! ☺️ Thank you so much David. I really appreciate it ☺️

  6. sanaarizvi
    January 15, 2021 at 7:47 am

    This is breathtakingly beautiful, Christine 😍😍

    • Christine Bolton
      January 15, 2021 at 11:38 am

      Thank you dear Sanaa. I appreciate it 🥰☺️

      • sanaarizvi
        January 15, 2021 at 2:45 pm

        You’re most welcome! 🙂

  7. January 15, 2021 at 7:30 am

    Beautiful words with graceful flow.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 15, 2021 at 11:39 am

      Thank you very much Ron ☺️

  8. January 15, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Your opening line is gorgeous and so is the rest of the poem, Christine! ❤️🥰

    • Christine Bolton
      January 15, 2021 at 11:39 am

      Oh you’re so sweet to me. Thanks Punam ☺️💕

      • January 18, 2021 at 5:54 am

        My pleasure, dear. 😊

  9. January 15, 2021 at 1:04 am

    I love the idea of a handover between night and day, and all of the beautiful imagery you’ve used.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 15, 2021 at 11:47 am

      Thanks Ingrid. Yes, like a shift change ☺️

  10. January 15, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Exquisite scenery! Lovely composition. <3

    • Christine Bolton
      January 15, 2021 at 11:47 am

      Thank you so much ☺️

  11. January 15, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Imagery formed from your words is stunning.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 15, 2021 at 11:47 am

      Thank you! I appreciate it ☺️

      • January 15, 2021 at 1:13 pm

        Welcome 🙂

  12. January 14, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Nature at its best! I love the line…
    A rising moon chases the sun
    from view as darkness descends

    Well done Christine…. beautiful picture!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 14, 2021 at 11:43 pm

      Thanks so much Dwight. I really appreciate it ☺️💕

      • January 15, 2021 at 10:12 am

        You are welcome!

  13. January 14, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Very eloquent description of the scene.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 14, 2021 at 11:42 pm

      Thanks my dear 🥰

      • January 15, 2021 at 12:14 am

        You’re welcome 😉

  14. January 14, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    That is so beautiful!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 14, 2021 at 11:42 pm

      Thanks Regina 🥰

  15. January 14, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Perfect photo for an even perfecter verse.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 14, 2021 at 11:41 pm

      Aww so sweet! Thanks Ron ☺️

  16. January 14, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Gorgeous post!

    • Christine Bolton
      January 14, 2021 at 11:40 pm

      Thank you Lynn 🥰

  17. January 14, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    Beautifully penned, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      January 14, 2021 at 11:38 pm

      Thanks VJ. I appreciate it ☺️

      • January 15, 2021 at 8:34 am

        You are welcome

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