Category: Nature

Red Cardinal

Red Cardinal

Drops of blood
on virgin snow
Cardinals
vivid in beauty
of plumage
drawing the eye
to magnificence
Red swatches
of boldness
on leafless boughs
Harbingers
of the message
to be heard
Taking flight
towards the sun
Lifting with them
the spirits
of those who see
and understand
their color
and meaning


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sarah is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with all things RED
I chose the Cardinal


Image by Joan Greenman from Pixabay 

Birdsong

Birdsong

Delicate creatures with a way
Of creating a glorious sound
A chorus heard from bay to bay
 
No sweeter a sound to be sung 
From creatures without any lips
And least of all an unusual tongue
 
Before I speak my last word
Or draw a final breath
I pray to hear the song of a bird

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Laura is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight

For today’s prompt the challenge is to choose
AT LEAST THREE RHYME SETS
These are:- 
SPEECH/REST/BEACH 
ON/SEA/UPON
WORD/BREATH/BIRD
WAY/SOUND/BAY
SUNG/LIPS/TONGUE
-Write your poem as a rhyming tercet of 3 line stanzas
though a composite 9 liner or more would do just as well
- Strict meter is not a requirement but for an extra
challenge try pentameter (10 syllables to each line)
- You do NOT have to follow the ordered sequence
of the above
- You may reverse the order of the 1st & 3rd words
but otherwise keep the integrity of each rhyme set

Image by skeeze from Pixabay 

Daybreak

Daybreak

Dawn
kick-starts
the day
delightfully assaulting
the senses
with a conflation of
lambent colors 
and shapes
Unfolding slowly
changing with
each moment
The rising sun
pushing back
remnants of
night’s darkness 
reflecting its image
in the mirrored lake
Heralding what
is to come


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sue Vincent's Weekly challenge
Write/Photo - Lambent

Kick - Word of the Day
Delightful - RDP
Conflate - FOWC
Promote Yourself Monday - Go Dog Go Cafe

Glimmering Glory

Glimmering Glory

Walking in late
afternoon shadows
I see the
Sun’s golden
rays shooting
arrows through
heavily laden
boughs
of lush green
foliage
Streaking
Laser beams
Piercing
the forest floor
Spanish moss
hanging in
dreadlocks
on ancient oaks
mysterious
and beckoning
The light
and dark
playing tricks
with the eyes
as I am lured
by the beauty
Exquisite
Stunning
in its
glimmering glory

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Bjorn is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us to write a list
to help with our poetry. I am always
inspired by nature and my list was created
by the things I find beautiful.

Word Prompts

Shadow - Word of the Day
Green - RDP

Image by TheOtherKev from Pixabay

 
 

Calla Lily

Calla Lily

I am tall
and elegant
My beauty
is my simplicity
 
Slender body
with trumpet topper
Green and cream but
beware my toxicity
 
Standing straight
and upright
Expensive but
cherished
 
Clutched
to a brides bosom
wrapped in satin
until I have perished
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Linda from Charmed Chaos is hosting
D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted
us with Flowers. She asked us to write a poem
as if we were the flower. I was inspired by the
beauty of Calla Lillies and their simplicity.


Photo by Ava Sol on Unsplash

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

The bruised sky
patterned with purple
and blue
slowly fading
into golden ochres
signaling an
end to darkness
 
With the new dawn
a brightness and
healing
Erasing night’s
shadows
as day 
becomes starless
 
Panoramic
spectacle of
pigments and hues
An ethereal display 
of ever-changing
evocative colors
Impossible to harness

 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's
weekly Write/Photo challenge

Mighty Ocean

Mighty Ocean

Mighty ocean 
commanding respect
of all those who enter
It will take you
carry you, devour you,
even be your mentor
 
Stand at its shore
void of emotion
and vacant intellection
Feel its strength
impossible to fight
inevitable insurrection
 
Let its sound
envelop and infuse
the spirit with energy
Live in awe of
its strength while it
takes your lethargy

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Ocean -Word of the Day
Vacant - RDP
Live - FOWC

Image by Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay 

Moody Sky

Moody Sky

Gone the dramatic
crimson sunrise
that brought birth
to the day

The lightness
of pursuing
powder puff clouds
taking breath away

Now a setting sun
shines brightness
on the pewter lake
in a twilight of silvery grey 

A mood for every sky
The shimmering stillness
of serenity and calm
ends a perfect day



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

in response to Sue Vincent’s Weekly
Write/Photo
- Shimmer

Winter Magic

Winter Magic

Sun rising in the sky
on a wintery morning
Shedding its light upon the tree
Placing it perfectly center
for all there to see

A Christmas star
Sparkling, twinkling
and glowing bright 
The crowning glory
to shine at night

A trick of nature
stirring the spirit
with seasonal wonderment
Leaving it’s magic to
beautifully complement



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sue Vincent’s Weekly Write/Photo - Light
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