Watercolors

Watercolors

Silver-grey of early evening sky
shines its light on my still waters
waking me from a reverie
My sparkling diamonds dance
on gently rolling ripples
as buoyant ducks bounce
 
Twilight swathes me
in its purple cloth
and I wear amethyst gems
Silhouetted birds in black
fly low returning to their nests
as stillness falls in silence
 
The night brings an indigo blanket
adorned with sequined stars
Reflecting on my mirrored surface
Gently I rock to sleep
in the glow of a silvery moon
rising slowly in the darkness
 

Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Mish is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has
prompted us to write a poem from the perspective
of a color.

Image by Alan Robb from Pixabay 

  32 comments for “Watercolors

  1. February 17, 2021 at 1:09 am

    Oh my! What a beautiful poem. Love the imagery of your verses.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 17, 2021 at 9:23 am

      Oh you’re so sweet. Thank you! I’m happy you liked it ☺️💕

      • February 17, 2021 at 9:51 am

        You’re welcome Christine

  2. February 17, 2021 at 4:49 am

    gorgeous, Christine!

    -David

    • Christine Bolton
      February 17, 2021 at 9:28 am

      Thank you so much David ☺️

  3. February 17, 2021 at 5:18 am

    Beautiful, Christine! ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      February 17, 2021 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you much Punam 💕☺️

      • February 18, 2021 at 2:10 am

        My pleasure. 😊

  4. February 17, 2021 at 7:29 am

    This watercolour palette has a beautiful lullaby lilt to it which is soothing my headache, thank you!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 17, 2021 at 9:28 am

      What a lovely thing to say Ingrid! Thank you. ☺️ I hope you are feeling oK. I did read that you were in unexpected quarantine. Is that a new government mandate where you live? Wishing your headache gone 💕

      • February 17, 2021 at 9:43 am

        No, unfortunately a child at my son’s nursery tested positive for covid ☹️ but we are all in good health, thank you for asking 😊

      • Christine Bolton
        February 17, 2021 at 12:48 pm

        Thank goodness. So unusual for a child to catch it. I hope they get through it OK. Poor little thing 🥲😷

  5. sanaarizvi
    February 17, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Oh my heart this is moving! 💝 I agree with Ingrid, the poem has a calming effect and flows beautifully. Especially love; “Twilight swathes me in its purple cloth.” 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      February 17, 2021 at 9:32 am

      Thank you Sanaa! I’m so happy you liked its ☺️💕

  6. February 17, 2021 at 10:04 am

    This is so beautiful.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 17, 2021 at 12:48 pm

      Thank you dear Regina ☺️💕

  7. February 17, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Lovely descriptions of water as a canvass for colors. I especially like….”The night brings an indigo blanket
    adorned with sequined stars”.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 17, 2021 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks Mish. I loved this prompt 🥰

  8. February 17, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Beautiful poem. The water is constantly changing as it reflects the blue sky above.
    I like this image…
    The night brings an indigo blanket
    adorned with sequined stars

    • Christine Bolton
      February 17, 2021 at 10:24 pm

      Thank you Dwight. I’m so happy you liked it ☺️

      • February 17, 2021 at 10:28 pm

        Your are welcome!

  9. February 17, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Silver essence is beautiful Christine, as is your poem here — well written!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 17, 2021 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks Rob! I really appreciate it ☺️

  10. February 17, 2021 at 11:25 am

    Beautiful watercolors illuminated here by your artful words, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 17, 2021 at 12:27 pm

      Awww, thanks so much Lynn. You’re very kind ☺️💕

  11. February 17, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Beautiful! I like where you took the prompt.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 17, 2021 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks Lisa ☺️

      • February 18, 2021 at 12:32 pm

        You’re welcome!

  12. February 17, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    This is gorgeous, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 17, 2021 at 10:21 pm

      Thank you so much. I appreciate it ☺️

  13. February 18, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Oh so beautiful, to be wrapped up in the enchantment of silver-grey as I was by your words! Love this image: “My sparkling diamonds dance” 🤩

  14. February 18, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    That is the color of a comforting blanket.

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