Tag: nature



Here beneath the majesty of tall pines
where air is clean and pure
is a place to breathe
Silence is draped in soft voile
on a head filled with noise
Soothing and calming
Restoring peace 
In solitude and stillness 
thoughts run free
Recollections dance before eyes
as if for the first time
The pleasure releasing anxiety 
from the choking vines of constraint
The gentle noises of nature
Inducing glorious slumber

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All Rights Reserved


Word ensuing in ‘sty’ - Stream of Consciousness 
Slumber - RDP

Ever-changing – Poem of the Month – January 2021


Late afternoon clouds
tinged with
the golden threads
of hidden sun
Silhouettes of squawking
Cranes taking flight
Shadows elongated
into distorted shapes
Peace found in
images and sounds
Summer’s kindness
stroking, comforting
the soul gently
before the colors
of fall are
dangled delightfully
before eyes
wide in wonder
The whipping
cold autumn winds
and inevitable
grey skies
A backdrop for
changing colors 
Almost unnoticed
as once again
we are fooled
by the beauty
of a season’s transition
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All Rights Reserved

Sanaa is hosting D'Verse Poets Open Link Night

Image by Vinson Tan ( 楊 祖 武 ) from Pixabay  

Wet Blanket

Wet Blanket

Grey, blanketed sky
mirroring the day’s mood
Dreary and dull
The sunshine of a smile
hidden by a depression
The inevitable rains come
Drowning sorrows
not before
the rays catch fire
Burning the clouds
and mixing a rainbow
Coloring a world
deprived of joy
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

Merril is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets tonight and has 
prompted us with the word 'Blanket'
to be used as a noun, vern or adjective

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

Respite – A Tanka


Give thanks to rain clouds
for blanketing the sun’s heat
Drenching a parched earth
and cooling temperatures
A brief respite for now
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Frank Tassone's Weekly
Haiku Challenge #156

This week, write the haikai poem of your
choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga,
renga, etc.) that alludes to new coolness

In Florida we are still in hurricane season
and the weather and the Gulf remain extremely
warm.  The rains give us some relief but it
is temporary.

Image by Stephanie Albert from Pixabay 

The Exchange – A Nine Line Poem

The Exchange

Summer becomes weary and
is preparing for the handover
Leaving her blooms to dry out
Too exhausted to carry on
Exchanging her sunshine and
its warmth of
gold rays and refreshing breezes 
for the cooler winds of Autumn and
brass colored foliage on trees

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Laura is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and
has prompted us with September and the
changing of seasons. There are two prompts
offered. This one is a 9 Line Poem.

Write NINE-LINE VERSE(S), taking ONE of the
following lines so that each consecutive word
becomes the start of the next line of your poem.
Keep the word order and repeat the pattern for
more verses.
1. Those/ pale /flowers /might /still /have/
time/ to /fruit (Borowicz)
2. Summer/ is /leaving/ too/ exchanging/
 its/ gold/ for brass (Dorothy Lawrenson)
3. West/ mountains/ erased/ with/ azure/ into/ Spring/cool/ nights (Murray)

For example:
Those xx
pale xx
flowers xx
might xxx
etc etc
I chose #2 by Dorothy Lawrenson “September

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 
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