Treasure Island

David Wood

(07 April 1950 / London)

Sunset


That glowing orb of yellow daffodil
Darkening from yellow to orange glow
From the west faint embers that thrill
A shimmering breeze that dips below
The horizon like a mirage in a desert of sea.

From the east darkness spreads its dark cloak
As night creeps slowly in what must be
The closing of the daylight hours now broke.
Sweet nature governs what you and I now see
That orb, now gone, just a dim faint glow
Marks the end of today and what may be.

Submitted: Monday, April 15, 2013
Edited: Monday, April 15, 2013

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Watching the sunset over Rhossili Bay on the Gower peninsular in Wales

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  • Shahzia Batool (4/19/2013 2:24:00 AM)

    The imagery of the sun is remarkably set, it reminds me of Keats description of the sun-god: His palace bright,
    Bastion'd with pyramids of glowing gold,
    And touch'd with shade of bronzed obelisks,
    Glar'd a blood-red through all its thousand courts,
    Arches, and domes, and fiery galleries;
    And all its curtains of Aurorian clouds.... (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Pendleton (4/18/2013 9:55:00 AM)

    Hi David, as much as I admire sunsets I tend to ignore the sun when possible.I sometimes have a
    strange phobia it will blow up the more I think about it, pay attention to it. HennyPenny syndrome or
    something. A wonderful write. I wish I could pick subjects so available. take care (Report) Reply

  • Kelvin Owusu (4/18/2013 1:10:00 AM)

    Agreed with valerie this is a beautiful description of the sun truly a positive vibe nicely done (Report) Reply

  • Xxxxxx Xxxxxxxxx (4/15/2013 1:28:00 PM)

    A beautiful nature piece capturing a serene moment that so many of us take for granted. Very uplifting and so well written. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (4/15/2013 8:22:00 AM)

    A nice imagery 'sunset' yellow then orange, orbs now gone, very meaningful Mr.David Thank you (anapeastic start indicate the quick movement, so restlessness resides somewhere if I am not wrong then) (Report) Reply

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