A Gift – Quadrille

A Gift

Silver lined clouds
bringing hope after a heavy rain storm
A semi circle of rainbow
smudged against the grey expanse
that we might stare 
in amazement
Late afternoon rain showers
causing a mild inconvenience 
but gifting us
with the magical memories
of Nature’s wonders


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Mish is hosting Monday Quadrille at D’Verse Poets and has prompted us with the word “ Smudge”
A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title

  24 comments for “A Gift – Quadrille

  1. June 22, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Love the imagery here! Wonderfully penned!

  2. Christine Bolton
    June 19, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Thank you

  3. June 16, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Interesting

  4. June 16, 2021 at 1:25 am

    What a fun poem!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2021 at 2:32 pm

      I am happy you enjoyed it! ☺️

  5. June 15, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    That is a beautiful way to incorporate the word “smudge”. I like the positivity.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 15, 2021 at 9:46 pm

      Thanks Mish. I appreciate it 💝☺️

  6. June 15, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    We might dread the grey and the rain. but with the reward of a rainbow all is great again.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 15, 2021 at 7:08 pm

      Yes every day is different and there is always a surprise ☺️

  7. June 15, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    You did a good job of capturing an essence of beauty in your poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 15, 2021 at 2:08 pm

      Thank you so much! ☺️ I really appreciate it. Sorry I accidentally replied to someone on your comment 🤦‍♀️

      • June 15, 2021 at 2:33 pm

        No worries, I do it all the time 😉

  8. June 15, 2021 at 11:52 am

    the magical memories

    And that’s what it’s really all about, isn’t it, Christine?

    <3
    David

    • Christine Bolton
      June 15, 2021 at 2:03 pm

      Exactly David. Who doesn’t love rainbows and when you see a double … wow! Those are magical ☺️💕🌺

  9. June 15, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Those rain showers are well worth the gift of Mother Nature’s beauty. Lovely, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 15, 2021 at 2:01 pm

      They really are Ingrid. Thank you! We are just at the beginning of our rainy season so we will be seeing lots of rainbows ☺️💕🌺

      • June 15, 2021 at 2:13 pm

        How lovely! 🌈

  10. June 15, 2021 at 10:42 am

    So beautifully written Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      June 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks so much Sadje ☺️💕🌺

      • June 15, 2021 at 6:28 pm

        You’re welcome ☺️

  11. June 15, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Quite beautiful indeed.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 15, 2021 at 1:59 pm

      Aww thanks Lucy ☺️💕🌺

  12. June 15, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Beautiful, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 15, 2021 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks Regina ☺️🌺💕

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