Haiku Sun-kissed flowers bloom In bursts of vibrant color Along the pathway Copyright © 2023 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Daily Haiku – Wed. November 2, 2022
Haiku Cooler mornings come and flowers stand straight and tall Thanks to morning dew Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Daily Haiku – Wed. October 26, 2022
Haiku Climbing Clematis with pretty purple flowers tumbling over walls Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Flower Child – Flash Fiction
Every Sunday without fail, mother and I would walk to the station and catch the morning train to the coast to see my grandmother.
Mother would tend to grandmother’s garden, caring for roses, mowing grass and trimming bushes. I amused myself as best I could for an eight-year old but mostly I learned about flowers. Names like Peony, Hollyhock, and Delphinium. The term “bedding plants” made the child I was, giggle. But pretty blue Lobelia was prefect next to the white Alyssum.
Exhausted we’d return in the early evening with armfuls of her beautiful blooms.
I did not always want to go. I know now my mother was escaping from her unhappy life and needed the diversion. She is no longer here and I think I’d like, too, to plant the sweet alyssum that smells like honey and peace reminding me always of her.
Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Sanaa aka adashofsunny is hosting Prosery Monday at D'Verse. She has prompted us with this line from a poem that is to be included in our piece of flash fiction exactly as it is. "I’d like, too, to plant the sweet alyssum that smells like honey and peace.” from the poem, “What I would like to grow in my Garden.” by Katherine Riegel. The piece of flash fiction is to have no more than 144 words'
Daily Haiku – Tue. June 21, 2022 – Summer Solstice
Senryu Flowers in her hair She dances in sun worship Through the stone circle Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Say it with Flowers
Say it with Flowers
Beautiful and fresh as the daisies she was named for She was everywhere Pretty with a glow of sunshine Simplistic and uniform, but inside lived an exotic bloom Fragrant with the night Deep, burning colors of Gold and magenta Exciting and expensive By day her brightness cheered bringing smiles to downturned lips Necklaces crafted from her gifts and plucked petals that spoke of love and love not At night she blossomed in a heady fragrance of lure and the unknown Rare and seductive She was the seller of flowers Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Sanaa is hosting Open Link Night at D’Verse Poets
Daily Haiku – Wed. September 29, 2021
Haiku Miles of wild Fuchsia A blanket of pink flowers Lining the roadside Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Daily Haiku – Thursday August 5, 2021
Haiku Flowers of summer bring joy to the hearts of all who look upon them Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
A Fair Exchange
A Fair Exchange
My favorite plants do not grow here The soil is not to their liking So I learn to love new exotic ones that tolerate the dryness of our winter and welcome the hot rainy season Gone are the pretty blue hydrangeas and pink hybrid roses tinged with gold Replaced by bright yellow Allamandas and Wedgewood blue Plumbagoes Strikingly elegant the orange-blue Bird of Paradise stands tall holding its head high Instead of sheltering myself under an Oak tree I now sit in the shade of a Royal Poinciana Marveling at its shadow-providing beauty heavily adorned with burnt orange blossoms The palm trees host varieties of orchids clinging to the trunks with their outstretched tendrils Hot sun and heavy rains gift me with a stunning technicolor of exotic blooms A trade I gladly accept Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Claudia Schoenfeld, one of the original founders of D'Verse Poets, is hosting tonight and he has prompted us with 'Gardens or Gardening'. A favorite pastime of mine. Image Bird of Paradise Pixabay Image Royal Poinciana by note thanun on Unsplash Image Allamanda by DEZALB from Pixabay Image Plumbago by Ian Lindsay from Pixabay Image Butterfly Orchid Wiki
Daily Haiku – Mon. May 10, 2021
Haiku May flowers delight With help from gentle showers Roses are in bloom Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved