Peacefulness

Peacefulness

A wading heron stands silently in the water
Comfortable with its one-leggedness
A whisp of crown plumage
Wavering in the cool breeze
The gentle sight soothing, calming
Allowing the mind to close out noise
and soak in the peacefulness of the moment 
Roused from a reverie
by the rustling of dried grasses
I have stood many a time
at the doorway of dreaming
as nature strokes my hair
with her breath and gently kisses
my face with raindrops


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

Sanaa, from a Dash of Sunny is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight.  She has
prompted us with using a line from one her beautiful poems and has asked
us to replace one or two of her words with derivatives.  I chose he following
line from her poem Buck Moon, Part II Seeing Things - “The rustling of leaves;
I have stood many a time at the doorway of dreaming.” I switched out leaves for
dried grasses.


Photo by Craig Cameron on Unsplash

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  32 comments for “Peacefulness

  1. September 10, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Wow! This is gorgeous, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 11, 2021 at 8:53 am

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it ☺️💕

  2. September 9, 2021 at 2:04 am

    This is so beautiful, Christine. I don’t think you could have picked a more suitable title for this piece <3

    -David

    • Christine Bolton
      September 9, 2021 at 12:23 pm

      Thank you David. I appreciate it very much ☺️💕

  3. sanaarizvi
    September 8, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    Oh my heart this is incredibly beautiful, Christine! The use of derivative here works so well with the quote 😀 as though it was meant to be replaced. Especially love; “I have stood many a time at the doorway of dreaming as nature strokes my hair with her breath.” Thank you so much for writing to the prompt! 💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2021 at 6:56 pm

      Sanaa it was your beautiful poetry that inspired this poem. Thank you!!!! ❤️

  4. September 8, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    I love the thought of how nature can heal…

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2021 at 6:57 pm

      It certainly does Bjorn ☺️

  5. September 8, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    A lovely interpretation of Sanaa’s line and perfect for the approaching Autumn in Northern Hemisphere.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2021 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you Helen. I’m happy you liked it ☺️💕

  6. September 8, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    So gentle and serene a picture your words paint, dear Christine. 😊❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2021 at 6:59 pm

      It is how Nature makes me feel Punam ☺️🌺 Thank you so much ❤️

      • September 9, 2021 at 6:23 am

        My pleasure dear 😘

  7. September 8, 2021 at 8:05 am

    Beautiful picture and I loved your poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2021 at 7:01 pm

      Thanks so much Di. I’m happy you liked it ☺️❤️🌺

  8. September 8, 2021 at 6:51 am

    Such a beautiful meditation of a poem, Christine – it calmed me to read it 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2021 at 7:32 am

      Thank you Ingrid ☺️💕

  9. September 7, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Such a perfectly meditative moment, where you were one with everything.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2021 at 7:31 am

      Thanks so much Lisa. Yes it was! ☺️💕

      • September 8, 2021 at 1:25 pm

        You’re very welcome.

  10. September 7, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Beautiful, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2021 at 7:31 am

      Thanks Regina ☺️💕

  11. September 7, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Ooooommmmmmm… Well done, CB

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2021 at 7:31 am

      Thanks Ron ☮️

  12. September 7, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    What a peaceful and reflective moment. I love the scene of the wading heron.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2021 at 7:30 am

      Thank you Grace. It’s easy to be reflective in nature, don’t you think? 💕☺️

  13. September 7, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Beautifully written Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2021 at 9:46 pm

      Thanks dear Sadje ☺️💕🌺

      • September 8, 2021 at 2:45 am

        You’re welcome

  14. September 7, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    So awesome view 👌🌷🙏

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2021 at 7:42 am

      Thank you so much ☺️💕

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