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 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Annette Pisano Higley

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month 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 Month 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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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 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cyprian Van Dyke

1 Month 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 Month 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 Month Ago

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


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month 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 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month 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 Month Ago

All true. You are magically welcome.
You painted a very vivid picture with your words. I wished I was there myself! Sometimes the night, especially if the moon is shining, can be a lovely place of 'sweet stillness'. Nicely done.

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Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Great Aunt astri,
I wish You could of witnessed this particular night's display as well. You .. read more
Great Aunt Astri

1 Month Ago

You are welcome.
A lovely title for a poem and well attributed to the flow of moonlight cast upon a hushed serenity.

As always, your poem is written with a sense of wonder and joy for the simple phenomena we take for granted in life; the sounds and sights of flame and moonlight in the dark of the woods. To write like this, one needs to be attuned to one's surroundings, and your words illustrate your ability to do just that.

The woods at night, bathing in the majesty of Queen Moon, must be a wonderful place to reflect on life and be fortunate for what one has around them.

Another fine write, Kathy.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Doodley
We can all remind one another of what and how life is special. You have done just tha.. read more
This was so soothing to read. The imagery and words. I loved them !!!
I love how through those words i could feel your love for your husband !!!
This was amazing

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Pia,
Thank you for your "soothing" words. Don't we long to be soothed sometimes? I think you .. read more
I love the forest at night. Especially when surrounded by loved ones. Still, the moments alone are precious. A chance with out distraction, seeing the quiet beauty.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Jon Roggie,
You have given a simple and good take on what is special: "the forest at night." .. read more
Jon Roggie

1 Month Ago

Thank you. May the life around you give your their blessing, sharing their hope and strength.
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Thanks Jon,
Your shiny and positive words do mean a great deal! See you next time.............. read more
Beautifully described. I was there with you as I read...what an amazing night. You have a gift...your gratefulness overflows on the page reminding us all of the world around us and how simple and magnificent life can be if we just take a minute to soak it all in.
I might read it again to see the fire and moonlight one more time! Love this one!!
Tabby

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

Tabby Mac,
Oh thanks! It's always so nice to think that someone else may of felt they were a.. read more
Tabby Mac

1 Month Ago

A welcoming scene and write! I felt a sense of home. Beautiful!!! Always a pleasure Kathy!
Ta.. read more
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 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Annette Pisano Higley

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month 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 Month Ago

I appreciate your time and lovely review Kathy. I join you in that sweet wish. Blessings back to you.. read more
yum! such a precious moment spent with you Kathy! ... i really like your line "Husband Timothy off to sleep ..." its so very endearing and full of charm ... leads nicely into you own "private" moments of contemplation and gratitude ..it has been a while since i sat around a campfire in such a way ... my fires these days are all about cleaning up fallen trees, branches and leaves ..and tho one can not help but pause and enjoy them ... there is danger and vigilance in the mix as well ..but oh those moon, diamond dropping times .. how magical they are ...one expects the faeries to appear in such lunar illuminations .. thanks for sharing what appears to be personal to you ... a loving and wondrous camp time ;)
E.
ps. say hi to husband Timothy for me :))

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

2 Months Ago

Einstein Noodle,
Your review was like reading a little story of your own. Within a day of out.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

aww love on ya Kathy :)
Kathy Van Kurin

2 Months Ago

Backatcha Mr. Einstein. See ya around.

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