Room With A View

Room With A View

A Poem by Christine Anne 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 Christine Anne Shaw


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Skyscrapers offer beautiful, panoramic views of the sky and it was one such amazing sunrise that you captured through your poetic lens here, Ms. Chris. The sky is teeming with unusual hues and shapes and not the expected blues one would expect and I find that fascinating. Have you ever noticed that the sky seems very similar at sunrise and sunset? Sunsets are my time on my balcony with a nice drink. Love it!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Wonderful having a balcony to view sunrise and sunset. You are so right AJ, the colours are very sim.. read more
AJNJ

1 Month Ago

Its a great pleasure Ms. Chris 🤗



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This is beautiful. I really enjoyed the imagery of the sunrise. I live in Florida, and we have amazing sunrise's and sets, so I completely understand how it can make someone feel as if they are looking at a landscape painting with how picturesque they are. Great work.

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Broken for that lovely review. Have a lovely day.

Chris


a room without a view is a box .. as long as there is a window I can breathe and as long as I can breathe I can imagine ... and then, with a little help from the likes of your poem here .. I can be anywhere .. now that's what I call a gift of zanshin .......................thank you Chris :)

Neville

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Zanshin, I guess that's brain training :) Have to agree about windows. Without a view, it's a box. P.. read more
dearest Chris... a touch of the Artist’s brush where colors blend with apricot splashes and a flash of mango crush... the sky will surely surely blush with your gentle touch... Amen... Pat

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Pat. Always a pleasure to have you visit as it is to paint poems in words. Have a wonderfu.. read more
Well, I was there for a while. Seeing (I saw the dolphins), hearing(The gulls, of course), and I suppose had I inhaled deeply I would have smelled the sea, or sea gull poop. Anyway, I was there, thanks for the invitation.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you for dropping by Delmar. Pleased you paid a visit. All good wishes.

Chris
real nice moments of your life have been nicely captured... interesting n worth reading throu'.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your visit Wordsmith. Pleased you enjoyed the read.

Chris
"leaping for joy like children
with a favourite toy

while reality puts seagulls in flight
centre stage in my living art"

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Sami. Lovely to see you visit.

Chris
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

You are welcome Chris.
Breathless moments and picture perfect captured by a well seeing artist. Those who are in tune, see and feel more. Every little happenstance will hold a special meaning. Living life fully is embracing its essence with love and beauty. Whoa. I love it.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

So pleased you enjoyed the read Sami.

Chris
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

You know it. You are welcome.
on your poetic canvas you capture the art of life by the ocean...i really like the gun metal line with the dolphins' fins.
great write, Chris.
j.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks Jacob. Pleased you enjoyed the read. Happy you got something from it.

Chr.. read more
This is another of those moments in nature at which this poet excels. We are given a view of morning on the ocean as viewed from the balcony of a hotel room. It is a grey morning and the clouds over the sea look like great mountains in the sky. One portion of the sky lets in light of a mango hue, which provides some relief from a sky completely lacking in blue. Suddenly two playful dolphins leap up out of the water, routing some unsuspecting seagulls. Sounds like something Mr. Turner would have liked to paint.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks John. Pleased you enjoyed the read. All the best.

Cbris
The way you captured this panoramic view is magical. I love it. The sky is more beautiful this time of the year. Thank you so much.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Lale, thank you for this lovely review. All good things.

Chris

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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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