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 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Annette Pisano Higley

3 Weeks Ago

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

3 Weeks 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

3 Weeks 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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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 8 Hours Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

2 Hours 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 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Week 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 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Week 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 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Week 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 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Week 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 Week 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
This poem is packed with imagery and sensational writing. I could feel the comforting flames and hear the gently crackling fire in the beginning. And the description of the picturesque night is beautifully done. I like the image of "dripping diamonds" in the night sky.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Week Ago

Clifford,
The warmth and comfort of a campfire dispelling darkness is a treasure. I appreciat.. read more
wow,you have painted a special moment

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

 wordman

1 Week Ago

you`re welcome,and i do to
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Week Ago

Thanks for your words, Mr. wordman and for reading. I wish you time to enjoy your own moon 'moment.'.. read more
 wordman

1 Week Ago

it sounds special, you paint lovely images
That is beautiful. The imagery, the feeling and the story of life. Everything read was limned beautifully, wonderfully. I loved the lines,

"Late night trees, now drenched in dripping diamonds of moonlight!"

"For your precious moon rules the night."

The whole poem was a pleasure to read, but these lines stood out a lot. Tyfs!!!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cyprian Van Dyke

1 Week Ago

You're most welcome. I went walking last night and saw the beautiful moon and talked to it a bit. :)
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Week Ago

Oh fun! I love the image of a person smiling at the moon and just enjoying. Love your comment. The m.. read more
Cyprian Van Dyke

1 Week Ago

Affirmative! :)
Imagery, stark and lovely; sweet, uplifting sentiments.
Has a you-are-there vibe.
Gratifying read, Kathy!


Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Week Ago

Jimmy Yetts,
Oh I like that! "Stark and Lovely." I hope you did feel like your were there. W.. read more
"capturing the magic.
Late and later; all becomes hushed. So still!
To bask in silver bright shining is my privilege."

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Week Ago

Hello Sami,
Yes, youv'e got that right. I love to just soak up the show! The night is a time .. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Week Ago

All true. You are magically welcome.

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