Walk in the Park – Poem of the Month – September 2022
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
Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
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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.
Thank you Camille ☺️🌺
Beautiful piece of writing! ❤️❤️🌹
Thank you so much ☺️💕
Thank you so much ☺️💕 Hope you are doing well.
Beautiful thoughts carved in a poem❤
That is a lovely thing to say Laiba, thank you ☺️💕🌺
A walk will do wonders. Love that safe place of peace.
Thanks Grace ☺️💕
Nature has our back, always. Beautiful stroll, Christine <3
Thanks Lisa. It was a lovely walk ☺️💕
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. 👍🏼🙂
Thank you Rob. I don’t see them often here either, but when I do, its magical. Like seeing hummingbirds. Beautiful ☺️💕
Nicely done Christine.
Thank you Darnell ☺️💕
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’
‘a scintilla of light flashed
to the left, then the right
Fireflies shining in the twilight’.
Thank you Kim. I really appreciate your kind words ☺️💕
What a beautiful write, Christine and your chosen words flowed seamlessly. ❤️😊
Aww thank you Punam. You’re so kind ☺️❤️
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.
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!
Very nicely done. Great use of the prompt words.
Thank you Dwight. You’re always so kind ☺️
You are welcome! :>)
Thank you so much Carol ☺️💕
Absolutely beautiful Christine! 💖
You’re so kind. Thank you very much Gypsie-Ami ☺️💕
So beautifully written Christine.
Aww thank you so much Sadje ☺️💕
You’re most welcome