Tag: nature

A Room with a View

A Room with a View

A circle of cackling crows
picnic on abandoned fruit
under the mango tree
Five female ducks
On the bank
Sitting pretty in a row
 
Wood Storks gather
in the shallows
surveying the territory 
As pink spoonbills 
splash land
in the water
 
Needle-beaked Ibis
waiting anxiously
for lawnmowers
to quiet their noise
so they may feast,
hungry for grubs
 
Late afternoon sun
captures Sandhill Cranes
In its glowing golden rays
Light reflecting
like dancing diamonds
on the surface of the lake
 
Full moon rising
Chasing day into night
Sky changing colors
Blues to pinks to greys
As it bids farewell
and darkness comes
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Grace at D'Verse Poets Pub has a special host
tonight, Peter Frankis, an Australian Writer who
has prompted us tonight to write a poem looking
out of a window. 

Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay 
 

Opalescent

Opalescent

Craggy rocks
veiled with
gauzy mist
Morning air
chilling in
it’s mystery
Dramatic colors
unfolding
with the hours
passing
Greys turning
to blues
as the sun rises
with it’s warmth
Changing the 
landscape 
in its ever-moving
cycle of light
following dark


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

in response to Sue Vincent’s Weekly Write/Photo

Twister

Twister

The scent of jasmine 
hung heavy
in the still night air
Soothing and assuasive
Peace had descended
on the carnage
of the day
The rage came
unmasked and bare
Showing
its teeth
Fear engulfed
all on its path
The remains
of the day
scattered for miles
Bricks and mortar
Splintered wood
from ancient trees
Personal belongings
One constant sign
of normalcy
Water cascading
timelessly
Oblivious
to the wrath
of a twister
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sue Vincent's Weekly Write/Photo - Cascade
Word of the Day - Jasmine
RDP - Unmask
FOWC - Rage

 

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

 
 

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
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