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Sidey’s Weekend Theme: 19.08.2011 – Sunset




Darkness cloaks the earth
Silhouetted ‘gainst fire in the sky
Reaching, stretching way up high
Streaks of orange, red and yellow
Stunning pyrotechnic show
Colours pale and fade from sight
A monochrome scene
Drawn by moonlight

©DGA 20 August 2011 05:29

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

30 thoughts on “SUNSET

  1. They don’t last – do they? supplanted by the monochrome of night


  2. And night brings its own palette, no?


  3. A monochrome scene Drawn by moonlight… is a fine parting shot Denise. I liked this phrase.


  4. And no continent does sunsets quite like Africa! I can smell the firewood burning in the boma and hear the hyenas calling with this poem, Adeeyoyo


  5. Lovely language, Denise.
    Great descriptions. I enjoyed the words you used.
    Thank you.


  6. Thank you so much for those lovely words.

    I do love to watch the evening sky and see the shadows changing places As it gets darker the colours and clouds become more definite, wonderful time to reflect!


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  8. Ooh . . . one of my favorites, Denise! Thanks!


  9. This humble night owl must protest. The moon and stars are their own display, and only the night can highlight the fury of a thunderstorm. The fickle setting sun is oft can disappoint. Of course, I’m stuck in the Midwest.


  10. fade to black…nicecapture added…like the drawn by nights hand…great personification…and a beautiful verse….


  11. Beautiful…thanks Adee.


  12. I like the contrast you draw attention to so beautifully, between fiery sunset and monochrome moonlight…


  13. Nature does it so well, Denise 🙂 Lovely poem.


  14. I love this post, you have such a beautiful style 😀


  15. Each sunset is magical. Thanks for the painting with words.


  16. It’s a lovely poem, Adee, and so true, the lovely last colours and then, as you say, the monochrome.


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