Cocktails At Sunset

Cocktails At Sunset

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

On the deck of Caryl Anna
Sipping Alabama Slammers
Eyes in awe of setting sun

Flamingo pink greets violet hues
Shots of darkest petrol blues
Surrounding islands in the sky

Reflections on Marina's water
Not a ripple there to alter
All that's peace and harmony

Ducks are dozing, birdsong absent
Heavy is the sound of silence
As the day makes way for night.




© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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Chris, you really know how to do nature scenes. The description of the sunset here creates a veritable painting in the reader's eye. The last two stanzas could be a tranquilizer (if read in coordination with a glass of merlot) for the wired up commuter upon arriving home. Well done, although I thought "petrol blues" was something the western nations get every time the Arabs raise the price of a barrel of oil.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks for your lovely review John. Laughing at your petrol blues. You are quite right. We do g.. read more



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I don't drink anymore, but man, does this set a mood! Cheers to you on this lovely piece.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Travis for your visit and your lovely review. Much appreciated.

Chris
This is definitely my style girl!!! This brings home a lot of sunset cocktails in places where the beauty takes center stage. Heavy sigh....so ready for a vacation...lol.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Crowley, so pleased this one meets with your approval. Hope you get your vacation soon:)read more
Duuuuuuuuudddddeeeeee....
Is it okay to say I really admire and want to replicate your silly good descriptions of color...?
NOT STEAL...
Just admire, totally...
Do not want to get in trouble again for saying that, but to me, it is a very large compliment...
to have people look-up to and deign to re-create your writing, i loveee ittttt....
I LOOK for how people use colors...
You keep blowing me away and taking this kid to school...
Effing flamingo-pink!!!
Petrol-blue...
Genius...
How have I not heard flamingo-pink in a song yet is BEYOND me...
Maybe I have...
I gotta be like
Neon-pink?
that doesnt work...
UGH
so good, Chris
So goooood...
Alabama slammers, lolol

Posted 1 Month Ago


Silente-Write

1 Month Ago

I am glad that is the consensus today... Not all share in our shared sharing of comedy, my friend..... read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

I:d rather bloody laugh than cry!
Silente-Write

1 Month Ago

You and I both...
I do love how your writing creates such vision and feeling.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

That's exactly what I aim for with my poetry Amber. Imagery and emotion. Thank you.

C.. read more
Very descriptive poem! I imagined the nice scenery. Sounds like a good vacation spot!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks JungLee. It is certainly worth visiting. All good wishes.

Chris
JungLee

1 Month Ago

You're welcome c:
Nice. You make me feels as though I'm a part of your poem.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Lea. Nice that I took you to this scene. All good wishes.

Chris
Lea Sheryn

1 Month Ago

You're welcome, Chris. All the best,
Sheryn
Lovely piece!
Vividly explained how a beautiful peaceful evening time should be.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Kay for your visit. Very much appreciated.

Chris
Indeed you share with us a beautiful, restful summer evening Chris. Lovely descriptive and elegant. One small point, not sure I would want to ruin perfectly good sloe gin by adding all that stuff-obviously American lol!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks John. Ah, you prefer your sloe gin without all the mixes? This is a really nice cocktail.. read more
John Alexander McFadyen

1 Month Ago

Yes I used to make sloe gin every year. My previous house was called 'The Sloes'.
What a very beautiful write, wonderful imagery as well. Enjoyed

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Brandie Jade, pleased you enjoyed the read.

Chris

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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