Tag: happiness

Eyes

Eyes

Eyes, the windows to the soul
Pools of turquoise sea I swim
in calming waters sometimes
drifting in delightful fantasy 

They could look at me lovingly
or pierce with pain from anger
Cry a river of tears or
close in sleep of contentment

I imagine them with X-ray vision
Looking straight into my heart
Knowing what made it beat so fast
Seeing into my mind, reading my thoughts

Eyes cast on new life for the first time
Celebrating moments of joy
with human camera lens capturing
memories never to be forgotten


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Word Prompts

Eyes (Body Part) - Stream of Consciousness
Celebrate - RDP
X-Ray - FOWC
Forgetful - Word of the Day

All Things Nice – Small Flies and Other Wings

All Things Nice

Soft and delicate
fragile petals of a sweet pea
clinging to its stem
fluttering in a summer breeze
Butterfly wings and baby’s breath
swept together in a glorious
collection of pinkness
Feminine and pretty in rosy hues
of scarlet and crimson
with splashes of Tyrian purple
Fluttering feathers
Plucked plumage 
all to be treasured
by the possessor
For these are the simple
pleasures that bring happiness 
 
 
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Laura Bloomsbury is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and
has prompted us with writing about an abstract piece of art.
I was inspired by "Small Flies and Other Wings" by Christine Ay Tjoe.

A Painter Without a Brush’ (Gerhard Richter)
Broadway Boogie Woogie (Piet Mondrian))
Convergence (Jackson Pollock)
Movement in Squares (Bridget Riley)
Small Flies and Other Wings (Christine Ay Tjoe,)
Choose ONE title ONLY and write a painterly poem – in other words,

paint us a picture that you imagine fits the title.
Suggestions: Write as artist or observer of an abstract, surrealism or realism. Include texture and colour & engage with the visuals in mood.

OR

Choose ONE of the titles above and simply write an ekphrastic poem. Here are the links to the actual works of art
Gerhard Richter : Piet Mondrian : Jackson Pollock : Bridget Riley : Christine Ay Tjoe

I chose Small Flies and Other Wings (Christine Ay Tjoe,

Is Everybody Happy? – A Quadrille

Is Everybody Happy?

Your happiness is why
I am here
To provide and care
so you will be content
and feel loved
I fill the void in your life
with joy, I think
Although at times
my choice feels
more like a chore
Where is my happiness?

 
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All Rights Reserved

Lillian is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets
and has prompted us with 'Happiness'

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding
the title

Image by prabha karan from Pixabay

Sailing

Sailing

Teak decks
warm to the bare foot
Soft wind blowing
the sails of romance
Pure white
against a backdrop
of grey-blue skies
and cotton puff clouds
 
Tousled hair
framing a face
with sun-kissed cheeks
The glowing embers
of sunset
reflected in her eyes
and the delight
of sailing in the smile

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 


Sarah is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has asked us to be inspired by boats

Image by Francine Sreca from Pixabay 

Happiness in Installments

Happiness in Installments

Impossible
to survive one week
without shedding tears
Togetherness for a day or two
but never seven,
The sum of all fears
 
Happiness serialized
in installments
Each one intense
Gasping for breath
Wishing for the next
to ease the suspense
 
Carried along 
with romance but
dashed by the dramatic
Each episode
a mystery
Endings climactic
 
Hope
a distant dream
in a future series
Featuring a new cast
of characters and
conspiracy theories
 
 
 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Hope - RDP

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