art, beauty, growth, peace, strength, symbolism,
by Lewis Raynes |
Frozen to perfect, stiff, fixed and fast,
Forever replicating exact,
Transparent colours of love and beauty,
Forever being abstract,
She’s a water kingfisher, with a purple song box,
Or ocean wave smashing to shore,
Forever being a shimmering dog,
Or a magnificently powerful horse,
She can be hard and solid, reliably strong,
Unflinching to hurt, rage or pain,
Or she can be a delicate fragile of perilously weak,
Carrying your toast of champagne,
She’s our beautiful glass, our goblet of glaze,
Our sculptured trichromatic quartzite,
She’s everything beautiful wrapped into one,
Illuminating a rainbow of light.
by Wendy Watson |
blue, color, encouraging, nature,
A brooding mood seeks to engulf my soul
But on the cusp of conquest,
Is deflected by memories of nature’s rarest hue...
The sudden glimpse of stunning sapphire in a field of flaxen corn
And soothing balm of lavender’s luxurious scent.
Dragonfly and Kingfisher in burst of aqua flight
Darting across the stunned palette of serene summer skies
And azure mirrors of the soul echoing my love.
by Tony Bush |
death, father, loss, sad, sympathy, love,
Tales from the riverbank deftly spun
in kingfisher shades and daybreak red,
they whisper of the beloved one
in the babbling current watershed.
Their prayers and praise solidify
in heads that knew humanity,
the love and strength will never die
in safely harboured memory.
He would always hunt the holy grail
of family virtue and esteem,
and love he captured to avail,
integral to his reverent dream.
No more he breathes this blessed air,
yet bides with knowing that one day,
all those he loved will join him there:
gone fishin' somewhere down the way...
by Chetta Achara |
At the winter solstice,
It is said,
The mythical bird
Mates in a nest floating
On the sea.
She charms the wind
And the waves
Note: Halcyon means “kingfisher” in Greek, and the phrase is founded on a charming myth, involving the marriage of Alcyone – daughter of Aeolus, the god of winds – and Ceyx, son of the morning star.
For the "The Myth Behind the Halcyon Days – An Ancient Greek Love Story", go to : https://greekerthanthegreeks.com/2015/01/halcyon-days-love-story.html