Haiku Silken clouds in folds Across an indigo sky Breathtaking color Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Haiku Shadows elongate As the sun falls from the sky And night comes quickly Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
To Hell With You Janus
Janus you are two-faced A god who wants it both ways Pedantic and limiting One face looking back, your rush for us to end a year One face looking forward, you fill us with expectations Promising us all that is new is, as always, deceitful This month named for you has come to be the darkest of my life Your wicked vendetta year after year has robbed me of a parent, and given my husband to another. You cursed a loved one with brain tumors and now you destroy another marriage. Casting your long shadows on my life has ended I return this month to you For I do not see you anymore I do not know you I never knew you There is no end or beginning No old or new It just is Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Sanaa, from A Dash of Sunny, is hosting Open Link Night at D'verse Poets Pub tonight. Word Prompts Vendetta - Word of the Day Long Shadows - RDP Pedantic - FOWC
Senryu Salty tears on cheeks Red puffy eyes swollen shut A heart is breaking Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Do you think you are drinking more that you were a year ago? COVID-19 has kept us all captive for almost a year, limiting our social life. I think I do – but just a teeny bit more. No really!
For Linda G. Hill’s One Liner Wednesday
Senryu Today marks the day Democracy is restored In a tired nation Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
The Music in Me
I hear an old song as if for the first time Words beautiful Resonating deeply Taking up residence in my head Playing over and over taking me to places I have never gone The music hypnotic and lyrics touching my soul Inspiring my own poetry in motion Compelled to write of the visions that dance in my head Round and round in circles spinning Spherical objects floating in air Lifting me Taking me away Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Merril is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us with 'Connections' 'For this prompt, I want you to think about connecting or connections—in any sense. It could be connecting ideas, connecting historical moments, or your own connections with people, places, nature, or art' I recently participated in a music prompt of 'Circles' from another blog and chose the song Windmills of your Mind. It is from the movie remake of The Thomas Crown Affair. For some reason I could not get it out of my head, so I guess I connected with it. I'm sharing it below. Image by freeillustrated from Pixabay
Senryu Each moment apart Seems like an eternity Please come back to me Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Weary from walking she looked at her watch noting the time was 10:25 PM. She remembered leaving a little after 9 o’clock. Exhausted and aching she murmured to herself ‘sometimes the great bones of my life feel so heavy’. She began to cry.
It had been a pleasant day. She had accomplished a lot, feeling a ‘good tired’, as she liked to say. Dinner was prepared, the table was set as usual. She waited for her husband to come home.
He wasn’t usually late without calling. By 8:00 dinner was beginning to look sad.
He worked nearby so she slipped out the house and started walking to his business.
She entered the building making her way to his office. Opening the door she found him at his desk with his assistant on her knees in front of him. She was not picking up paperclips.
Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Linda from Charmed Chaos is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and had prompted us with Prosery which is to include this line from Spring Azures from the book Wild Geese by Mary Oliver: ‘Sometimes the great bones of my life feel so heavy,’ Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
A mellow feeling of contentment Nourishing body and spirit Experienced for no more than fleeting seconds before being wildly dragged from a euphoric state Assaulted by angry words of dissension Vilifying the soul Destroying harmony in rage because the moment was not theirs Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Words Prompts Mellow - RDP Wildly - Word of the Day Nourish - FOWC