Dripping Diamonds

Dripping Diamonds

A Poem by Kathy Van Kurin

Dripping diamonds

 

Oh the bliss, of a campfire late at night!

Warm, welcoming; the flames glow, orange and lovely.

Dear husband built the fire, my soul basks

 amidst love’s warm light.

Our love matches ebony- night- reality.

Late and later, comes the moon, reflecting

 orb fire bright.

All around the forest glows as if cast in molten glass.

Late night trees, now drenched,

 in dripping diamonds of moonlight!

Every leaf, branch and twig of Douglas Fir Grove

Simply bestows, Luminescent Moon’s power.

It pierces through each leaf like a living lens

 capturing the magic.

Late and later; all becomes hushed.  So still!

To bask in silver bright shining is my privilege.

Dear Husband Timothy off to sleep.

 This night my heart is comforted.

I rejoice in this precious time of solitude.  Such peace!

My soul inhales quiet, sweet stillness.

Last glowing embers remain and still reveal beauty.

Happy I am to sleepily sit in my place

 of sweetness and light.

Thank you Lord. 

 For your precious moon does rule the night.

                                                                             


© 2017 Kathy Van Kurin



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Your beautiful words let me hear the crackle, feel the warmth and smell the woodsmoke of the campfire. Trees "drenched in dripping diamonds of moonlight"- lovely alliteration and imagery...such precious moments in time with your husband shared. Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Annette Pisano-Higley

1 Year Ago

A pleasure to meet you as well Kathy. You are very welcome. I loved your excellent, magical poem!
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Annette it was so fun to say Hi and read a poem of yours. I wish us both more enjoyment in writing a.. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

1 Year Ago

I appreciate your time and lovely review Kathy. I join you in that sweet wish. Blessings back to you.. read more



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Ah, nostalgia just kicking in..

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Nostalgia is a wonderful place to be sometimes. I hope you enjoy some more yourself. Nice to meet yo.. read more
ZakLeonRamsey

7 Months Ago

Nice to meet you :)
A amazing poem dear friend. You create a happy place and create good visions for the reader. Being in the forest. A fire and good company. A perfect place to know. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

Coyote Poetry,
It is nice how some things like a beautiful campfire in a wooded setting is so.. read more
Coyote Poetry

9 Months Ago

I agree my friend and you are welcome.
beautifully Reflecting

Great Read

Matthew

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Matthew Kult

11 Months Ago

You are welcome

Matthew
Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

I hope you have a happy thanksgiving.
Matthew Kult

11 Months Ago

Well thank you, I hope yours is magical and the food delicious.
This is such a beautiful word painting of some of my favorite aspects of life. I'm a hardcore moonchild, so your dripping diamonds bring many visions to mind. I love the conversational tones of setting up housekeeping in the woods with beloved hubby. This piece is dripping with imagery that I very much relate to! I especially love your use of "late & later" (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

Hi Margie! Love your wonderful review. I hadn't thought of my and husband's experience as setting up.. read more
Kathy Hi. Well it's all been said. Sublime. All around the forest glows as if cast in molten glass. Oh my. The feel of this poem just takes us to those quiet wonderful moments we all too often rush past. Lovely.

Regards
Nigel

Posted 12 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

12 Months Ago

Nigel,
"Quiet wonderful moments," how can our lives take on strength without? Your comment ab.. read more
You have painted a wonderful picture with your words. One can actually feel the forest glow and the dripping diamonds of moonlight. Sharing these moments with the person you love makes them all the more special.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Special is the right description...for sure..My love was there to share every moment in quiet and so.. read more
You've left a smile behind my eyes...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Chris,
"A smile behind your eyes:" what a lasting feeling of upbeat reality. The eyes that se.. read more
All the while reading I am taken aback to camping outings my own sweet wife and I have had. I love the quiet and solitude and the glimmer of a campfire.
But I think, most of all, I love the Hershey's Chocolate, marshmallow s-mores. I can just picture the chocolate and marshmallow dripping over the edge of the graham crackers.
Mmmm, delicious.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

M.E.Lyle,
It is wonderful to read your recolection of time away with your wife out of doors. .. read more
I love the imagery, it's like you describe the scene around you as if it is fantasy and too good to be real. I want to go camping and capture such an experience, it's inspiring and i'm a fan of your words. We truly do live in a beautiful world, if only we didn't make it ugly so often.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Hi KeeD,
Sometimes the openess of our hearts bring about receptiveness to nature. It is like .. read more
What a beautiful, lifting prayer of joy, of thankfulness, of the pure light of life that floods the sky at night. It took me back to when my family would backpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and how there was almost a music from the color of the stars. May you always find such peace in that solitude.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

An owl on the moon,
Your memory of youth and family together in the Sierra Nevada mountains s.. read more
An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

It is still a wonder to me to walk every day at dawn and see the sunrise over the hills. Thank you f.. read more

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