Category: Nature

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

Morning

Morning

The sounds of skylarks and curlews
break the stillness of the morning
The sensory architect already at work
A fading moon compromises
giving way to the sun dawning
 
Mist suspended over water
waiting for warmth to dissipate
The rocks are bathed clean
Gulls squawking in salty air
A traveling east wind invigorates
 
On a white capped speckled sea
Fisher boats already far from view
Night time now held to ransom
for the day is center stage
adorned in its morning hue
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts:

Lillian is hosting Open Link Night
at D'Verse Poets Pub

Word Prompts:

Ransom - WOTD
Architect - RDP

Image by Mark Frost from Pixabay 

Blank Sky – A Diatelle

Blank Sky

Sky
Above
Ivory
Absent of sun
A thin cover of clouds
Covering the expanse of space
A pristine and stark appearance looms long
No cushy formation of cumulus to see
A bleak, pale canopy reminiscent
Of saintly alabaster shrouds
In a mausoleum
Depressingly
Saddening
Yearning 
Sun



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
MLMM Saturday Mix - A Diatelle
based on Syllable count as follows:
1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1

Ivory - FOWC
Saintly - WotD
Cushy - RDP

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

	    

Majestic Mountains

Majestic Mountains

Living in awe
of your majestic force
Towering into the clouds
Peaks invisible
to us mere mortals
down here in the crowds
 
Capped with snow
like a jeweled crown
Befitting your regality
Your slopes draping
like royal robes
in all its formality
 
Your range stretches
miles across the horizon
Its sheer expanse intimidating
Worthy of our worship
and a need to conquer
Your existence exhilarating
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Gospel Isosceles, Amaya, is hosting at D'Verse Poets
tonight and challenged us with the word Majesty
She asks us to write about something majestic
whether it is royalty or something in nature
or perhaps a person that we might hold in high esteem.

Image by David Mark from Pixabay 

Changing

Changing

Summer fades into history
yet one more time
as leaves desiccate
and fall to the ground
 
Carpeting the earth
with resplendent remains
while heralding in a new
season to be crowned 
 
A changing kaleidoscope
Delighting our senses
with colors rich and golden
Dead, but alive, in all its splendor
 
The fragrance of pines
and wood smoke in the air
Give thanks for the season
and for all it does render
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sue Vincent's weekly Write/Photo

Jewels

Jewels

Sun glistening on the water
Dazzling, dancing, diamonds
Sparkling in the early evening light
Jewels courtesy of nature’s beauty
Enchanting, exquisite, ethereal
Gifted as day turns into night
 
Clouds transforming to Indigo blue
As daylight is washed from the sky
Transforming, stunning in simplicity
A slice of moon illuminating the way 
Stars signaling the end of the day
Guilty only in their complicity
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts

Simplicity - RDP

Blue - Stream of Consciousness Saturday

Vista

Vista

Clicking of hungry birds 
tumbling in the frozen air
A stream of ice reflecting
the pink sky of daybreak
as sun lights earth in a flare
 
A breathtaking vista
the beholder enraptured
with serenity of the moment
Pausing to accept the gift
the eyes had captured



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo Challenge
Frozen

Color Wheel

Color Wheel

One brushstroke of blood-orange
sweeping across the dark grey canvas
Silvery clouds framing, illustrating
the dramatic landscape
 
As the day comes to rest
the sky releases its final colors
in a spectacular explosion 
and the view begins to reshape

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sue Vincent's Write/Photo Challenge - Aflame
Word Prompt
Illustrate - WotD

Eve of Destruction

Eve of Destruction

As I listen to the cacophony
of crows squabbling
over tumbled fruit
on the ground
Or as I watch dolphins
arcing in the sea
I am forever in gratitude
that I have lived to see
the magic of nature
 
As our forests burn
and the oceans
fill with garbage,
so does our respect
for these wondrous gifts
We have used and abused
our planet
to the point
of its destruction
 
Our cries for help
fall on the deaf ears
of politicians
who govern in denial
These naysayers
disavow the science
Their followers
are blind to the facts
and do nothing
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Anmol (Ha) is hoping D'Verse Poets and has
prompted us to write about the climate crisis

Word Prompts

Cacophony
Gratitude

Winter

Winter - A Butterfly Oddquain
 
Wind
is whistling
through the leafless trees
Feeling the chill in the air
Cold
As I pull my collar up
shivering slightly
Winter has
come

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Mind Love Misery's Menagerie
Saturday Mix - Oddquain Form
Oddquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of seventeen syllables distributed 1, 3, 5, 7, 1 in five lines
I chose a Butterfly Oddquain, a nine line stanza
Syllables - 1,3,5,7,5,3,1


Wind - RDP
Whistle - FOWC
SSoC - Instructions - I followed the instructions to write this Oddquain
🙂👍

Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay
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