Tag: nature

Mighty Ocean

Mighty Ocean

Mighty ocean 
commanding respect
of all those who enter
It will take you
carry you, devour you,
even be your mentor
 
Stand at its shore
void of emotion
and vacant intellection
Feel its strength
impossible to fight
inevitable insurrection
 
Let its sound
envelop and infuse
the spirit with energy
Live in awe of
its strength while it
takes your lethargy

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Ocean -Word of the Day
Vacant - RDP
Live - FOWC

Image by Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay 

Moody Sky

Moody Sky

Gone the dramatic
crimson sunrise
that brought birth
to the day

The lightness
of pursuing
powder puff clouds
taking breath away

Now a setting sun
shines brightness
on the pewter lake
in a twilight of silvery grey 

A mood for every sky
The shimmering stillness
of serenity and calm
ends a perfect day



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

in response to Sue Vincent’s Weekly
Write/Photo
- Shimmer

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 

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

The Circle of Life

The Circle of Life

It shed its leaves this Autumn
Lightening the load one last time
Weary now from carrying the weight
 
Limbs already beginning to die
The old tree was ailing
It already knew its fate
 
The seasons had come and gone
Many a creature had
Inhabited its boughs
 
Nests of squirrels and birds
A fox’s den at the base
Its leaves shading the cows
 
This tree had wrapped its branches
Around heartache and happiness
Providing comfort to those in need
 
Placating the broken hearted
And sheltering some from the rain
It was one hundred nights of hero, indeed
 
Soon the tree was pulled down
And the birds lamented over its dead body
New homes now to be found
 
A loss taking years to replace
A death not easily forgotten
As the old tree gives back to the ground
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Prompts:

Wrap - Stream of Consciousness
Placate - WotD
Autumn RDP
One Hundred Nights of Hero - Christine's Daily Writing Prompt
Go Dog Go Cafe
The tree was pulled down and the birds lamented
over its dead body
- MLMM's Saturday Mix
Unique Personality - to include this sentence




Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay 

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

Rest

Rest

The milky moon
shines a delicate light
through clouds of gauze
this balmy summer night
 
The rain from earlier
still puddled on the ground
The night had become still
with barely a sound
 
A caterwauling feline on a fence
Hatchlings safe in their nest
A hooting owl high in a tree
Hungry baby on mother’s breast
 
The day comes to an end
with everyone in their place
Time to rest before returning
with the night’s grace

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Delicate - WotD
Return - RDP
Nest - FOWC

Image by Larisa Koshkina from Pixabay
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