Haiku The shape of the moon Irregular but pretty Still shining its light Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry All Rights Reserved
Silver-grey of early evening sky shines its light on my still waters waking me from a reverie My sparkling diamonds dance on gently rolling ripples as buoyant ducks bounce Twilight swathes me in its purple cloth and I wear amethyst gems Silhouetted birds in black fly low returning to their nests as stillness falls in silence The night brings an indigo blanket adorned with sequined stars Reflecting on my mirrored surface Gently I rock to sleep in the glow of a silvery moon rising slowly in the darkness Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Mish is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us to write a poem from the perspective of a color. Image by Alan Robb from Pixabay
Haiku Marbled sky at night Courtesy of a full moon Shining through the clouds Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Senryu Yes, you hung the moon You could do no wrong for me I was mistaken Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Haiku Casting it’s dim light The shape of the moon tonight Half a pizza pie Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Haiku Harvest moon sits low in the early evening sky Reaching for the stars Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
In late September we are still in daylight savings time but since the equinox, the earlier darkness has switched up the night sky. Now the moon is brightly lit shortly after sunset but is still hung so low you could almost reach up to touch it.
The sun too has moved its place of descent and paints the evening elsewhere on the canvas in its in brilliant pink and golden hues.
Nature is slowly nudging us towards the seasonal changes and many go willingly forwards, accepting and thankful. Whereas I mourn long summer days where I could could live forever.
Staring at the moon Heart-heavy and moody-blue Another ending Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Frank Tassone is hosting Monday Haibun at D’Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us with the Moon. October will bring ups both the Harvest Moon and Blue Moon.
Look Up There
Orion straddles the sky His belt twinkling Lighting the way Stars sprinkling A cheesy moon at the halfway mark The shadow of his smile visible in the dark Match made in heaven A lover’s tryst Moon and stars shine As the earth is kissed Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © De Jackson, aka Whimsy Gizmo, is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets. Tonight he has prompted us with "Sky" A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words excluding the title. This is a reworked poem of mine from several years ago that fitted this category. Image Courtesy of Pexels
Haiku A big slice of moon is smiling in the night sky having pushed away clouds Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
The stillness of night Soothing and gentle Erasing the sharpness of scathing words Still ringing in burning ears Moonlight caressing a bruised heart While a gentle salty tide bathes open wounds washing away hurt feelings A fool’s fool Gullible and naive Believing, hoping for a different outcome that never comes Once more walking off the pain of disappointment in search of serenity Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © Sue Vincent’s weekly Write/Photo - Serenity Stream of Consciousness Saturday - Sharp RDP - Serenity