Field of Dreams – Poem of the Month – April 2022

Field of Dreams

This field of dreams lies barren
but for the dandelions that thrive
Patchy grass and dry dirt ensure
trespassers will not tread the fallow soil
For now it rests uncultivated
and the weeds teach resilience
Needing little care to show their beauty
The color of sunshine they lie en masse
A carpet of yellow, brightening a landscape
devoid of visual beauty
Flourishing without attention
Tough and hardy
Beauty in its persistence and perseverance
When ready, this land will again be sown
with hope and aspirations
Its strength in its dormant roots
that lie still, waiting, refusing to die

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Lillian is hosting Open Link Night at D'Verse tonight
Mish hosted D'Verse Poetics on Tuesday and featured art by Vika Muse.
An artist from Ukraine.
She wanted us to choose one of her works to inspire a poem.
I chose this beautiful one of dandelions. I was too late for Tuesday's
prompt so am sharing tonight on OLN.
This is Vika's description of her painting: "“Stop War” (“The Dandelion Field’)
This artwork was finished on the day before the war started. It was my
last peaceful day. The last day of my perfect life."

I hope my poem has captured her county's plight
You can see more of Vika's work on her Instagram or here.

  29 comments for “Field of Dreams – Poem of the Month – April 2022

  1. April 25, 2022 at 4:32 am

    I love this poem. It’s a great poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 25, 2022 at 8:08 am

      Thank you ☺️

      • April 25, 2022 at 9:45 am

        You are welcome, Christine.

  2. sanaarizvi
    April 16, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    I love the poignancy with which this poem is penned 😀 Gorgeous work done, Christine! ❤️❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      April 17, 2022 at 11:54 pm

      That is so kind Sanaa. Thank you! ☺️❤️

  3. April 16, 2022 at 4:28 am

    I so love the spare gorgeousness of this, the resilient glory.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 16, 2022 at 1:25 pm

      Thank you Brendan. Much appreciated ☺️

  4. April 15, 2022 at 1:21 am

    Beautiful, Christine: such is the enduring spirit of hope!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 15, 2022 at 9:09 am

      Thank you Ingrid. I am so inspired by the resilience of the Ukrainian people. It is incredible ☺️

  5. April 15, 2022 at 1:21 am

    What a wonderful poem and so appropriate on Good Friday to read. Love the painting as well. Lynn xx

    • Christine Bolton
      April 15, 2022 at 9:07 am

      Thank you Lynn. Yes, I thought the art was beautiful. Happy Easter to you and your family ☺️💕

      • April 16, 2022 at 2:33 am

        The same to you Christine. 😘

  6. April 14, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    A very good poem of hope and resilience!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 15, 2022 at 9:06 am

      Thanks Dwight. I really appreciate it ☺️💕

      • April 15, 2022 at 9:09 am

        You are welcome!

  7. April 14, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    A message of hope Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 15, 2022 at 9:05 am

      Thanks Sadje. Yes, for some, that’s all they have left 😢

      • April 15, 2022 at 9:39 am

        Very true my friend

  8. April 14, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    The last line really made me think of the determined, Ukranian spirit. Well written! 👏👏

    • Christine Bolton
      April 14, 2022 at 9:03 pm

      Aww thanks Tricia ☺️💕

  9. April 14, 2022 at 7:15 pm . Do follow me also❤

  10. April 14, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Every pain gives strength . Barren lands can also bore fruit if these recognize their strength ❤

    • Christine Bolton
      April 14, 2022 at 9:06 pm

      Yes indeed ☺️

  11. April 14, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    The last 4 lines of this…..YES!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 14, 2022 at 9:09 pm

      Thank you Lillian. Yes! ☺️💕

  12. Gillena Cox
    April 14, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    Beautiful poen


    • Christine Bolton
      April 15, 2022 at 3:31 pm

      Thank you so much Gillena. Your comment was in my spam box 😧 I got you out of there! ☺️💕

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