Friday, September 30, 2011

Red Sky at Night...


Red reflection bleeds
across the water as Sun
surrenders the day

I too relinquish,
give this day up to the tomes
of time past – finished
though still incomplete.
Long wavelengths shimmer, quiver
flash upon the cones

The brightest beauty
revealed for just a moment
do not turn away.

Written for Thursday Think Tank at Poets United.  Click on the name to go to this wonderful site that encourages and assists poets in so many ways.

15 comments:

  1. I'll never surrender to red of blue
    Maybe if I get stuck on glue
    Could be true
    Nice verse by you

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  2. What a stunning image! And I like how you've taken sunset's momentary beauty and applied it to life. Even after day's end,

    long wavelengths shimmer, quiver
    flash upon the cones


    - beautiful imagery. And great insight (and advice) in the final lines.

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  3. I love the lines...
    The brightest beauty
    revealed for just a moment

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  4. Turtlememoir - Thanks so much!

    Kim - Hi! Yes, I'm still fascinated by how quickly the sun sinks below the horizion. Thank you.

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  5. lovely imagery on red.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Beautiful - "do not turn away". I miss the sunsets I knew at the beach....we just gets streaks across the sky here, as we are ringed by mountains. Sunsets are one of life's greatest gifts.

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  7. I loved your imagery and the magic view you shared~

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  8. Morning - Thanks, always glad to share.

    Sherry - Thank you. Yes, I would miss the sunsets too.

    Ella - Hi, thanks for you comment, and for following :o)

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  9. Hi Mary, love the pic and how well you captured it with your words. Great!

    Bob (Average Poet)

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  10. Thanks so much Bob! And as I recall your poetry isn't average at all. :o)

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  11. Other Mary, would you please email me at WildWoman2@shaw.ca? Thanks, kiddo.

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  12. Sherry - Just sent you an email :o)

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