Winding Down

Winding Down

As the earth stills there is a hush
emblazoned sky in orange crush
Spoonbills wade the color of blush
Nothing to rush, nothing to rush

The sun has left taking its light
In the darkness the moon glows bright
Shining beams wherever it might
Stars glint at night, stars glint at night

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Image by Twighlightzone from Pixabay 

Grace is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us with writing a Monotetra, See below:

*Comprised of quatrains (four-line stanzas) in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of 8 syllables per line
*Each quatrain consists of mono-rhymed lines (so each line in the first stanza has the same type of rhyme, as does each line in the second stanza, etc.)
*The final line of each stanza repeats the same four syllables. This is what makes the monotetra so powerful as a poetic form – the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated.
*This poem can be as short as 1 or 2 quatrains and as long as a poet wishes.

Stanza Structure:

Line 1: 8 syllables; A1
Line 2: 8 syllables; A2
Line 3: 8 syllables; A3
Line 4: 4 syllables, repeated; A4, A4

  33 comments for “Winding Down

  1. September 22, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    Going through some saved posts here, loving this piece christine! So good! <3

    • Christine Bolton
      September 22, 2022 at 10:49 pm

      Thank you Carol anne. I’m so happy you liked it. ❤️☺️

  2. July 31, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Lovely picture of the end of day and the sight and sound of an amazing painting of night. Beautiful. Joni

    • Christine Bolton
      July 31, 2021 at 9:54 am

      Thank you Joni ☺️💕 I really appreciate it.

      • July 31, 2021 at 10:43 am

        You are so very welcome. It is my pleasure to meet you here and will look forward to reading more of your beautiful work. Blessings, Joni

      • July 31, 2021 at 4:45 pm


  3. July 31, 2021 at 3:18 am

    oh oh. i love the motion in your poems, Christine. especially this line – The sun has left taking its light

    • Christine Bolton
      July 31, 2021 at 7:26 am

      Thank you so much! I’m happy you liked it ☺️🌺💕

  4. sanaarizvi
    July 30, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    I so love “emblazoned sky in orange crush,” 😀 this is absolutely beautiful! 💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      July 31, 2021 at 12:20 am

      Thank you Sanaa. You’re so sweet ☺️🌺💕

  5. July 30, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    What would we do if we didn’t watch the light? We are linked to Sol with every fiber of our being. Beautiful poem, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 31, 2021 at 12:26 am

      Indeed we are Lisa. Thank you so much ☺️🌺💕

      • July 31, 2021 at 10:33 am

        You’re welcome <3

  6. Beverly Crawford
    July 30, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Great rhyme and rhythm!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 31, 2021 at 12:26 am

      Thank you Bev ☺️🌺💕

  7. July 30, 2021 at 9:15 am

    This flowed beautifully, Christine. 😊❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      July 30, 2021 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you Punam. I’m happy it worked. It was a new form to me ☺️💕🌺

      • July 30, 2021 at 3:16 pm

        You are welcome. It is a new form for me too. I enjoyed writing it. 😊🌷❤️

      • Christine Bolton
        July 31, 2021 at 12:25 am

        And you did it very well ☺️🌺💕

      • July 31, 2021 at 4:15 am


  8. Vandana Sharma
    July 30, 2021 at 1:53 am

    All the lovely shades of nature 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      July 30, 2021 at 8:04 am

      Thank you! ☺️🌺

  9. July 29, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    I love the moment when everything is a hush and the sun goes down with the moon glowing bright. I specially love your word choice of hush, crush, blush and rush.

    • July 30, 2021 at 8:10 am

      Thank you Grace. I enjoyed the prompt very much. It’s fun to learn new forms and it was my second nature poem today! ☺️💕🌺

      • July 30, 2021 at 8:19 am

        Nature often inspires such wonderful poems. I enjoyed this one. The repetition is like an echoing voice as you take in the view.

      • Christine Bolton
        July 30, 2021 at 12:40 pm

        Thank you Leon. Yes, that was the interesting part of the poem. We do tend to do that when we see something special. ☺️🌺

  10. July 29, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Just wonderful 😁

    • Christine Bolton
      July 29, 2021 at 10:17 pm

      Thanks so much! Thanks for stopping by ☺️🌺

  11. July 29, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    A lovely poem. Almost a song.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 29, 2021 at 11:09 pm

      Thanks dear Sadje! ☺️🌺💕

      • July 29, 2021 at 11:43 pm

        You’re welcome

  12. July 29, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Love the transition from day to night and how you communicate it with such vivid, colorful imagery Christine! Such a pretty and gorgeous poem, I really loved these lines:

    “The sun has left taking its light
    In the darkness the moon glows bright”

    Swoon. It flows beautifully off the page, and the imagery alone is effective and sweet. Your work is amazing. This poem reminds me of my friend’s writing style a bit, and she generally incorporates nature into her poems with a theme of hope when we leave darkness. I love how this reminded me of that. Beautifully penned. <3

    • Christine Bolton
      July 30, 2021 at 8:07 am

      Thank you so very much Lucy ☺️💕🌺 I am touched. I love that you friend uses the change between dark and light as a theme of hope. That is true isn’t it. The darkest before the dawn.

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