Walk in the Park

Walk in the Park

I walked that I might breathe
Each inhalation pushing the oxygen
Up to my brain until my head cleared
and normalcy returned
Every step taking me further away
from the source of my discontent
I absorbed the surroundings
Following the bend in the river
A gentle susurrus shook
The weeping willow blossoms
Sunlight disappeared beyond the treeline
as dusk staked its claim on the day
From the corner of my eye
a scintilla of light flashed
to the left, then the right
Fireflies shining in the twilight
Glowing on and off
Teasing the viewer
tempted to catch them
It was then I knew
I had found my querencia
My safe place of peace
Where my equilibrium could return
Stopping to wonder at the light show
I rested a while, thankful for the sojourn



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Mish is hosting Tuesday Poetics at D’Verse and has prompted us with unusual words that have been finding their way into our everyday language. We are to use three of her suggestions in our poem.  I chose Susurrus, Scintilla and Querencia.  You will find
their meanings on the D’Verse link along with the others available.

  33 comments for “Walk in the Park

  1. September 18, 2022 at 5:30 am

    so beautiful!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you Camille ☺️🌺

  2. September 9, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Beautiful piece of writing! ❤️❤️🌹

    • Christine Bolton
      September 10, 2022 at 11:20 pm

      Thank you so much ☺️💕

  3. September 8, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Beautiful, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 10, 2022 at 11:19 pm

      Thank you so much ☺️💕 Hope you are doing well.

  4. September 8, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    Beautiful thoughts carved in a poem❤

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2022 at 6:13 pm

      That is a lovely thing to say Laiba, thank you ☺️💕🌺

      • September 10, 2022 at 4:55 pm

        Yup…Welcome💞

  5. September 8, 2022 at 7:46 am

    A walk will do wonders. Love that safe place of peace.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 8, 2022 at 10:04 am

      Thanks Grace ☺️💕

  6. September 7, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    Nature has our back, always. Beautiful stroll, Christine <3

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2022 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks Lisa. It was a lovely walk ☺️💕

  7. Rob Kistner
    September 7, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    I miss “lightening bugs” at times Christine. We don’t have them here in the PacNW. I loved the way you approached sundown in your piece. 👍🏼🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2022 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you Rob. I don’t see them often here either, but when I do, its magical. Like seeing hummingbirds. Beautiful ☺️💕

  8. September 7, 2022 at 4:55 am

    Nicely done Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2022 at 7:32 am

      Thank you Darnell ☺️💕

  9. September 7, 2022 at 2:46 am

    Another gentle walk in this morning’s reading – and I need one to clear my head after a sleepless night! I especially love the lines:
    ‘Sunlight disappeared beyond the treeline
    as dusk staked its claim on the day’
    and
    ‘a scintilla of light flashed
    to the left, then the right
    Fireflies shining in the twilight’.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2022 at 7:32 am

      Thank you Kim. I really appreciate your kind words ☺️💕

  10. September 7, 2022 at 12:13 am

    What a beautiful write, Christine and your chosen words flowed seamlessly. ❤️😊

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2022 at 7:31 am

      Aww thank you Punam. You’re so kind ☺️❤️

  11. September 6, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    You took me along (like it or not, haha). It felt like a journey of reflection and healing, as well as a lovely walk in the park.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 7, 2022 at 7:28 am

      Thank you Mish. It was a necessary, ‘coping’ walk ☺️💕 Nature has a way of distracting and healing. I love how your prompts are creeping into our vocabulary. Fascinating!

  12. September 6, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Very nicely done. Great use of the prompt words.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 6, 2022 at 11:54 pm

      Thank you Dwight. You’re always so kind ☺️

      • September 7, 2022 at 9:37 am

        You are welcome! :>)

  13. September 6, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Beautifully penned!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 6, 2022 at 11:51 pm

      Thank you so much Carol ☺️💕

  14. September 6, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Absolutely beautiful Christine! 💖

    • Christine Bolton
      September 6, 2022 at 11:49 pm

      You’re so kind. Thank you very much Gypsie-Ami ☺️💕

  15. September 6, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    So beautifully written Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 6, 2022 at 11:41 pm

      Aww thank you so much Sadje ☺️💕

      • September 7, 2022 at 2:22 am

        You’re most welcome

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