Tag: Red

I See A Red Door …

I See A Red Door …

 Red is for danger
 so beware
 You would enter
 this door,
 assuming you could even reach it,
 at your own risk

 If I were to let you in
 it would be by invitation only
 On my terms
 I would control your entry
 from the inside
 No coming and going 
 as you please

 I do not know you well
 and I no longer trust

 So be it

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 Sanaa from A Dash of Sunny is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
 and she has prompted us with minimalist photography using photos
 provided by fellow poet and photographer Glenn Butkus. Check out
 his amazing photos on the D'Verse page. I chose the Red Door for my poem

Red Cardinal

Red Cardinal

Drops of blood
on virgin snow
vivid in beauty
of plumage
drawing the eye
to magnificence
Red swatches
of boldness
on leafless boughs
of the message
to be heard
Taking flight
towards the sun
Lifting with them
the spirits
of those who see
and understand
their color
and meaning

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sarah is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with all things RED
I chose the Cardinal

Image by Joan Greenman from Pixabay 



From the mouths of children
Breathing white smoke
The chill of the day already
Covered by an invisible cloak

As if filled with tears
The gathering dark clouds
Ready to burst with rain
Over the swelling crowds

Sounds of the street
As day fills with life
Echo in the cold winds
That can slice like a knife

The sonorous voice
Of an eager hawker
Selling his wares as
Patrons offer tender

Bundled citizens hunched over
With faces as red as roses
Braving the bitter cold
With dripping noses

Hirsute dogs straying
Amongst the throng
Looking for scraps
As the day grows long

An alliance of locals
Gather at the tavern
Adopting good humor
As the moon turns silvern

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©


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