Ghost Buster

Ghost Buster

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

This eerie silence will not last
as dawn brings milky smoke-like mist
to haunt our river, hide the view.
A host of ghosts are sweeping through.
Then moments later sol glows gold
the phantoms rise in upward lift.
Before my eyes the scene has changed,
the bank appears now clothed in green,
tall trees emerge to change the scene
and all bodes well, a clear new day.

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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An early morning scene where the clouds, fog and mist are making the beauty of our surroundings hazy, and the rising sun which drives them away to make the view clear and bright is where your poem took me. Subsequently, I found myself thinking about the troubles and problems of one’s life, which too steer away eventually, and all we have to do is be hopeful and look forward to our own sun rising.
You had me thinking. A well written piece.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Fairy Khurshid Khan

2 Weeks Ago

The pleasure is all mine.
Sounds so peaceful and interesting. Have a good time. :)
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you dear Fairy.
Fairy Khurshid Khan

2 Weeks Ago

You are very welcome, Chris.



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I like the way you've formatted this poem as well. It lends a feeling of free verse with the format, but you can feel the form in the lilt of reading. At the end I just had to go back and check myself and see which it was because it felt so natural. I always tend to absorb images first, and you've filled this to the brim.

The first line is excellent because I can actually feel that silence break as you move into the urgency of the images unfolding. It makes me think of someone dropping a rock on an icy pond and standing back to watch the ice shatter and the water explode upward.

Again, such beautiful, inviting descriptions. Ghosts can't hover for very long when the day sweeps in like this. A lovely word-painting you've shared with us, Chris. Rising before the sun pays off!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Dear Eilis your lovely review was most appreciated. Thank you so much. Pleased you enjoyed this read.. read more
A lovely read on a favourite subject of mine namely ghosts, mists, graveyards.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Andrew. We both share a love of spooky then? Graveyards really do it for me. I am quite ha.. read more
andrew mitchell

2 Weeks Ago

I love those old graveyards near old churches, with those monoliths all grey covered in moss and bla.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Highgate Cemetery, you would love. Google it. Had to make an appointment to visit. Had shivers down .. read more
I really enjoyed this write, especially the line of the ghosts sweeping through, such wonderful imagery

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

And a other visit Kit. You are spoiling me and I like it. Thank you.

Chris
Korin

2 Weeks Ago

not a problem, I like reading other's writes
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Very pleased to have you read my efforts. Thanks.
You are very good at finding isolated moments and elucidating their significance. This offering depicts a brief scene on a river at dawn, with rising mists making a brief, ghostlike appearance before the sun evaporates them, leaving a clearer view of that which they concealed. We can relish the delicate, zenlike
scene for what it is, or see it as a metaphor for physical life, ever changing, hiding another reality behind it. Very nicely done.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Many thank yous JTB for your thoughts.

Chris
Oh how just a few hours can change our perspective. Wonderfully wispy, haunting and yes, hopeful as the mists give way to blue skies!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Cowley. Pleased you enjoyed. All the best.

Chris
You must be a morning person, Chris. getting up before sunrise is definitely a habit of the nature lovers.
The wonderful shift of light in moments that brightens our perception of surroundings is wreathed in your poem, it is breathtakingly beautiful. Thank You for always sharing your bewitching experiences of nature with us,

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

I second that emotion....a gift to all of us!
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

You are both special people and kindred spirits in poetry. I thank you, and treasure you.
Mrudula Rani

2 Weeks Ago

It is a privilege to be here with you two. I appreciate everything you write.
I like the start ..then the host of ghosts sweeping by line...a short poem where the sun and trees change the scene changes ever so
lovely..nice work

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Fran Marie. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

Chris
What a well written descriptive piece of darkness and the fears we meet, while knowing the sunrise will be. I like this work very much Christine

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Many thank yous for your kind review. Much appreciated.

Chris
I LOVE THIS! Great imagery . . . I was seeing the wispy apparitions so clearly! This reminds me of how the ocean fog comes over the high mountains & spills down the ridges above me. I never thought to equate the fog with ghosts, even tho I love ghost tales. Your word-painted scene is very much ALIVE! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Hello Margie, yes the ocean fog would create the same imagery. Wherever you have an expanse of water.. read more
barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Sounds great! Have fun!
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Many a morning started like this on our canoe trips in Northern Ontario. Grey rock...black water...mist swirling off the water...a warming fire and a hot cup of coffee to start the day...the mist rising slowly to reveal green forests...a moose and her calf grazing along the other bank.

Thanks taking me back, Chris.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Hello Ted, your canoe trips sound wonderful. Pleased to take you on a trip down nostalgia Lane. Have.. read more

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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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