Moods

Moods

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

no doubt when red kites near home
alert me to their imposing presence

when their squeaky shrill whistles
resound through chilled country air

as they circle overhead in search of
juicy earthworms or dead prey

when i pine for Brixham harbour
as frost clings to the last of leaves

and thoughts scatter to the wind to
that raucous rattle of metal masts

from pristine yachts in neat rows
that dance to wild gusts wailing

to pings of rigging in varied keys
strange tones, medleys of madness

a cacophony of jarring sound from
marina's pontoons that ring in ears

a percussion of discord of all that
reminds me of ocean's fickle nature

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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A wonderful poem, that for some reason to me, has a bit of a creepy mood to it. Perfect for October, I suppose! Moody as in, stormy I think. It's obvious you have strong feelings for this area you talk about, and it's so apparent in this poem, and it's all worded beautifully.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

I do have strong ties to this area and the moods come from the sea. This week she was quite angry, b.. read more
Colacat

1 Month Ago

It really is breathtaking to see and feel emotions even from the sea, and it was my pleasure (:



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Ah yes! I love the sounds of the Marina's when its extra windy out. Something about it is so... inspiring! And yet somewhat creepy? Either way, it definitely makes me want to write! Thanks for sharing.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much Broken. Apologies for not responding earlier.

Chris
I like this poem. Every line limns a splendid image my mind frames. There is a bird I see every now and then, once in a blue moon really, called a swallow tailed kite, I'm always in awe of them. But every time I take my phone out to take a picture of them they fly away, they're so fast. This poem reminds me of them and my awe when I see them in the sky. Wonderful write. Tyfs

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Cyprian for sharing your thoughts. I love watching our avian friends too. Appreciating y.. read more
wonderfully imaged filled as the moods of a human can be: perceptions, discovering, inclination, reasoning. An although moods are an attitude or spirit of pretense you made it substance-nectar; you brought it to life. beautifully written/ dana

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dana, thanking you for your encouraging review. Most appreciated. Keep safe and well.

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I love the way your poem starts in one mood & meanders thru several other moods, just the way we do when we hear a bird call out in nature, then we begin to notice more & more, as if the bird call directed our attention to all the possibilities. You pack all your observations with details that tickle the senses (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Love your thoughtful reviews Margie. Most appreciated. Take good care of you and your furries.
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There is something to sitting near a pier on a windy day and listening to masts clanging together. Something like nautical wind chimes ... a peaceful background noise that reminds us there is still a bit of teeth to the wind.

Lovely description Chris.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thanking you Ted. Appreciate the encouragement. Have a good weekend.

Chris
The ocean commanding winds and whipping flags. Exquisite poetry and wonderfully creative. Nature and her moods. Great work Chris!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you duff for such an encouraging review. Means alot.

Chris
Wonderfully expressed as pictures paint across my mind,Can feel the wind within my mind as it blows across my face in this beautiful piece ;-]

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Weeping willow, your review is gratefully received. Take care my friend.

Chris
Great job on this one. Love the dark tone and imagery in this. Overall I think this is a amazing piece.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

That wonderful review has certainly lifted my spirits. Many thank yous Sean.

Chris
You're, obviously, quite familiar with the ocean and its watercraft.
Recreate both, most impressively.
Cannot tell you how thoroughly I enjoyed this lovely poetic overview.
Many thanks, poetess!




Posted 1 Month Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Really pleased you enjoyed this piece Jimmy. I did put more effort into it and it seems to havevpaid.. read more
dearest Chris... when the Virus first appeared..
we had thunder and lightening night after night.
The seagulls were aware of our plight.
Now the skies are usually Moody with little sunshine...
just enough to pray for Grace. We visit Colonial Beach
on the Potomac and walk the sands of time where Alexandria Graham Bell 🔔 had his Summer Home. tenderly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you dear Pat. We are living in challenging times. Good that you are able to get out and go for.. 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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