Room With A View

Room With A View

A Poem by Chris Shaw

sunrise stretches a broad canvas
visible through pristine plate glass
doors that slide open on to a top
floor balcony

slate grey brooding sky mountains
form continents with islands
blending with smooth set apricot
splashes

to form perfect cloud harbours
without a single sail boat in sight
of early morning stillness in half
baked autumn light

a flash of thickened mango crush
adds a tincture of deeper hue
in a sky absent of an ounce of
ocean blue

a hint of gun metal shows two
dolphins taking a leap in imaginary
waters, leaping for joy like children
with a favourite toy

while reality puts seagulls in flight
centre stage in my living art,
entering this frame and departing
in fleeting moments

© 2020 Chris Shaw


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I consider myself extremly blessed that I can see these views from each of my windows. but I couldn't write about them so well. I find this a very moving and musical piece.
PS I realise that this is not Scotland you describe. And I love your descriptions of colour.

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Chris Shaw

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Thank you so much Ken. This is Brixham in Devon. I find the light there so uplifting and the cloud m.. read more



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Pristine silent night. Cast away all thoughts for a vacation of not. Beautiful frame. Awesome Chris.

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Chris Shaw

4 Days Ago

Thanks duff for checking in. Good to have a visit from you. You are appreciated.

Chri.. read more
"continents with islands"... I love that.
And that's not all this is good work.

As appreciated as you are you are underappreciated.





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Chris Shaw

6 Days Ago

Thank you. I certainly appreciate this encouraging review and you checking in to say so.

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Thank you for sharing this awesome aquatic view! Yeah! So vast! I 'specially love your use of interesting colors (((HUGS)))

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Chris Shaw

6 Days Ago

Thank you Margie. Yes the skyline is vast. Appreciate you checking in.

Chris
Grace of words blend together making this Autumn offering spectacular.

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Chris Shaw

6 Days Ago

Dear Cherrie, thank you for your lovely review. You are appreciated.

Chris
What a lovely picture you have painted here. From the opening of the poem to the ending, you had me there, taking in the scene. Nicely done.

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Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

Many thank yous Melinda, for youriveky review. You are appreciated.

Chris
if that's the view then sign me up.

apricot splashes and mango crush

dolphins and seagulls. quite a canvas you paint with words. great stuff. wow. bravo ... :)

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Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

Pleased you enjoyed the read Pete. Yes, the view was breathtaking on this occasion. Many thanks fir .. read more
I consider myself extremly blessed that I can see these views from each of my windows. but I couldn't write about them so well. I find this a very moving and musical piece.
PS I realise that this is not Scotland you describe. And I love your descriptions of colour.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much Ken. This is Brixham in Devon. I find the light there so uplifting and the cloud m.. read more
Splendid display of imagery,
U always make small moments seem huge and extraordinary!
Beautiful work chris!
Love,
S

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Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

What a loveky review you have left me. Thank you Jeff.

Chris
I think there are times when writers see things in their own minds and forget there's an audience reading that wants to see what the writer sees. In this case, you show the audience spendidly. You describe the colors as if a blind person were next to you with a desire to know what you see. Great writing here, Chris.

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Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thanks Tim for checking in. Good to see you. It's been a while. Hope all is OK with you and you are .. read more
dearest Chris... a pleasure to read your Gallery of poetry.
Fascinating that we share the same Earth and Moon as well as Sun.
The Sky is often painted in Colors and Images that bring Dreams to mind.
There are always signs of rain or a storm... at times there are no clouds...
and then other times Grey storm clouds loom with streaks of lightening and
thunder rolls across the sky. Autumn skies with sunshine and falling leaves of
mellow Wine. Your poetry is full of imagination for young and older folks.
Be blessed. gently, Pat


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Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

I love your thoughts Pat. Yes, we may be thousands of miles apart and yet we share the same sun, moo.. read more

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Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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