In Gratitude

In Gratitude

I watch from my window
as the night begins to steal the day
pushing the smashed pumpkin sun
lower and lower into its fiery furnace

The sky glorious in majestic purple
sewn with golden threads 
My heart is full at this sight
Taking my breath with its beauty

It is in these chance moments that I am grateful
for the gifts that come to me each day
I am inspired by the colors of nature’s wheel
Matching my body’s chakras
Grounding and balancing me

I live in gratitude for this day
as the night claims it birthright 


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Word Prompts

Chance - RDP
’Mash’ - Stream of Consciousness
Open Link Weekend - Earthweal

  24 comments for “In Gratitude

  1. April 17, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    This is so beautiful Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2021 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you my friend 🥰☺️

      • April 17, 2021 at 6:47 pm

        You’re welcome 😊

  2. April 17, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Great line: as the night begins to steal the day.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2021 at 1:54 pm

      Thanks Bernadette ☺️

  3. April 17, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    So beautiful.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2021 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks Regina. It was a stunning sunset that inspired the poem 🥰

  4. April 17, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Thanks for bringing this to earthweal. How connected we all feel sharing that moment. – Brendan

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2021 at 4:07 pm

      Yes we do! Thanks Brendan ☺️

  5. April 17, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Wonderfully penned and it goes well with the capture 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2021 at 5:36 pm

      Thank you! I appreciate it ☺️

  6. Sherry Marr
    April 17, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    The beauty of the earth takes my breath away constantly. A very lovely poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2021 at 5:37 pm

      Yes! It is breathtaking Sherry. I couldn’t agree more. Thanks so much ☺️💕

  7. April 17, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    In Gratitude – the earth gives us many wonderful gifts each day! I have made it part of my daily practice before drifting off to sleep to whisper a moment of gratitude that the day has given me. With Peace…

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2021 at 7:05 pm

      What a wonderful thing to practice! Thank you for sharing that 🥰 I am always in awe of nature’s beauty. It is absolutely priceless and we should all be grateful for these amazing gifts.

  8. April 17, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    nice tribute to the closing of the day – eco

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2021 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you! I appreciate it ☺️

  9. April 18, 2021 at 6:30 am

    You hooked me immediately, Christine, with the image of the ‘smashed pumpkin sun’ being pushed ‘lower and lower into its fiery furnace’. How could we not be grateful for sunsets?

    • Christine Bolton
      April 19, 2021 at 8:50 am

      Aww thank you Kim ☺️ I’m aways happy writing poems about nature.

  10. April 18, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Nature does heal. (K)

    • Christine Bolton
      April 19, 2021 at 8:51 am

      Thank you so much. I find it very therapeutic ☺️

  11. April 19, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Sunset is a most wonderful time to feel and express gratitude for the simple beauty of life! Beautifully put, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 19, 2021 at 8:52 am

      Thank you so m much Ingrid. ☺️

  12. April 20, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    Beautiful! That gave me a little boost to get through the rest of the day!

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