Distracted

Distracted

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

dancing dust motes
catch sunlight streaming
moving in time
to morning music
they boogie to
New Order
in their own lively
disorder
lifting spirits
revisiting magic

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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This feels so nostalgic and just paints the most beautiful picture. It reminds be of dust floating around windows and though each and every one of your poems are amazing, this might be my favorite. It feels so personal and feels like a memory. Thank you for writing this gorgeous piece.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Dust motes are very pretty when caught in sunlight. Yes this was a few seconds of blissful nostalgia.. read more
Colacat

1 Week Ago

Yes it can do just that! My pleasure☺️



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When the light hits just right we suddenly see all the things that were there all along but we did not notice. I wonder how many more things are hiding beyond our ability to decipher and comprehend and only need a lil stream of sun, an open mind and a loving heart to come to light. Always delicate but powerfully thought provoking my dear Chris!

Posted 6 Days Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

5 Days Ago

Dear Kira, thank you for your delightful review. A little light goes a long way. Sadly these days no.. read more
Kira

5 Days Ago

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a pleasant distraction. very clever and pleasing. i hate to repeat myself but this is the good stuff of life. you've certainly brought a smile to a dreaded household plague i've actually watched dust particles in sunlight as you so elegantly and skillfully describe and thought the same thing. so cool how they float as if suspended in another dimension in time as they fall where we don't want them and cover. personally, i like to listen to music and strut a dance with them when i dust ... :)

you remind me that there is good in everything (a matter of perspective). boogie on chris -

“The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.” - Thoreau

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

6 Days Ago

Dear Pete, I love your review. It sure helps if you can find some good in the mundane and ordinary. .. read more
Amazing how beautiful dust can appear when someone looks positively instead of thinking vacuum cleaner or duster! The sun and/or a gasp of air can make the all around so very lovely and you saw it, captured its flight, its fairylike float, described it and ~ make lovely poetry, Chris.

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emmajoy

1 Week Ago

Have cruise ship off Weymouth too.. part of an armada waiting to strike.. as you say, strange/ So .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Sweet dreams to you too Em x
What an image--and metaphorical perspective.
I did so enjoy this gem of minimalism.
Well done, poetess!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Jimmy. Pleased you managed to capture in your mind what I saw. Appreciate your visit.
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it is not hard to see where, what, how and why our Chris got her inspiration from for this little belter .. amazingly visual these little dust mote critters ya know .. invisible and still until they feast on sunlight .. and then they simply dance and glow .......... yours must have been listening to Marc Bolan maybe ...

Neville :)


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Neville. Fascinating to look at. The sun came out at the right time, so I was able to see .. read more
Oh my God.... Never imagined tyndall effect of physics will be so poetic actually. It reminded me of my childhood winter when a beam of sunrays with dust motes danced in front of my eyes.... And I imgined from where they are coming. .... Thank you so much for this wonderful piece.. You brought me back a precious moment

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Delighted by your enthusiasm Sima. Pleased to take you to a precious moment. Thank you so much.
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Dreamer Sima

1 Week Ago

My pleasure... :)
"Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return"
Probably this is the reason we humans are so fascinated with dust.
Truly magic.

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Ayesha. We do have a fascinating with dust don't we? Thank you so much for your visit and .. read more
all very dreamily enjoyable until 'the OCD vacuum cleaner' enters the arena!

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

My vacuum cleaner does not suffer from OCD, Dave:) Your response made me laugh. Thank you.
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"oh oh oh it's magic, you know, live and believe it's not so"

what an image...dust moats boogying...and the paradox of New Order/in their own lively/disorder"

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

I remember that song Jacob :) A few moments that produced a poem and made me smile. Thank you.
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Another well described scene captured in the aspic of lovely free verse poetry Chris.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you John. A few seconds a couple of mornings ago inspired this little piece. Glad you like it... read more

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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