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Dusk

Melting sorrows drift toward tomorrow when sounds dance in hushed irrelevance. Sacred seconds are held in creation's tawny yolk as crystal waves of wind bid farewell to this day's fate. A single dove darts through cinnamon plumes in one last dance through heavens gate. With ageless dreams bathed in honey gold it wings its way in graceful sway. How fleeting life might slip from sight when passion yearns for its beholder. Reminders linger in the dusk of mysteries lost and treasures plundered. I stand this post as infinity spills across the sky and wonder fills the trueness of my heart... 07/20/2018 Dusk or Dawn Contest Sponsored by Emile Pinet First Place 08/02/2018


Copyright © Charlie Smith | Year Posted 2018


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NULLARBOR

NULLARBOR

As darkness falls above the eastern skies,
with dawning shadows ending heartache’s woes.
Along the path wherein my future lies
behind the setting sun a light yet glows.
The barren earth divides a vast expanse
as shadows cast by dawn are left behind.
The glow of light in contrast to enhance
the darkness of my perished love unkind.
The sun sets over deserts reddish hues,
beyond the treeless plain, in hope I prance
with new direction my belief renews.
To west I head without a backward glance.

What lies ahead beyond the Nullarbor,
a dream of good to feel alive once more.


23rd August, 2016
T.J Gren


Copyright © Teppo Gren | Year Posted 2016


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To Dreamland on Sunset's Lullaby

To Dreamland on Sunset's Lullaby

Gracefully the young crescent moon
ascends the sky like a cosmic tune;
replacing the drowsy pale yellow sun
sinking on a golden glowing horizon.

To dreamland on a lullaby of silvery twilight...
to dreamland floating with music of night.

Even as shadows of day seek rest,
choirs of songbirds fly home to nest.
But asleep I'll be before stars start to shine;
asleep I'll be before Venus and Mars align.

To dreamland on a lullaby of silvery twilight...
to dreamland floating with music of night.

Melodies of powder-puff pinks and baby blues,
splashed on sunset's orange-tinted hues;
gently I'll slip into a cocoon of sweet slumber,
on the wings of a celestial lullaby so tender.

To dreamland on a lullaby of silvery twilight...
to dreamland floating with music of night.

The trials of day fade gloriously to gray,
and into Sandman's restful arms I will lay.
My restless spirit is calmed from within,
serenaded by nature's soothing violin.

To dreamland on a lullaby of silvery twilight...
to dreamland floating with music of night.


03-23-2018

Contest:      Lullaby in the Sunset
Sponsor:     Vermillion Scythe
Placement:  1st (PoetrySoup Premiere Contest winner)


Copyright © Pandita Sanchez | Year Posted 2018


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Fire-Water Dance



saffron sun flames sky melted gold joins blue riffles-- sunset swims to shore Susan Ashley 8/20/17


Copyright © Susan Ashley | Year Posted 2017


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Sunset Constanza

At twilight, prismed skies unfold  
Painting Earth in roseate light
Pastel hues brushed on clouds in flight

Pink threads woven with rays of gold
Marmalade fingers fade to peach
Sinking low, out of human reach

A sanguine sun nears dusk's threshold
Waves ripple with his last shimmer
Dazzling beams of sunset glimmer

'tween sea and sky, since ages old
He sleeps 'til each new day is born
And flowers sip the dew of morn

Earth is veiled by night and grows cold
Moon of pearl glows and stars glisten
Nightingales sweetly sing ~ listen

At twilight,  prismed skies unfold
Pink threads woven with rays of gold
A sanguine sun nears dusk's threshold
'tween sea and sky, since ages old
Earth is veiled by night and grows cold


~   ~   ~   ~   ~   ~   ~   ~   ~   ~   ~   ~   ~
Connie, your Constanza form is a gift to us all.
Not written for a contest, but to honor Connie Wong.


Copyright © Lin Lane | Year Posted 2017


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Last breath of sunset

Royal blue sky scattered sapphire clouds
On horizon embroidered in navy blue attire
Summoned by the onset of marigold sun 
Emitting amber-gold on tuscan-yellow fire
Where tapestry of fluffy-lavender floats
Decorating patterns of designs periwinkle 

Mosaic of colors then spray-paint the water
Spreading a layer of golden yellow cover
Shimmering gold-dust on twilight ripples
Abutting brushstrokes of dark-blue egyptian

I saw you briefly where first time we met
On the lonely bridge that extends into bay

But as the dark landmass peeked its head
And the lifeless vegetation glinted despair
The tangerine-breeze announced your exit
Quivering our aura beneath glittering riffle

For you refused to witness impending flame--
Broken vows ablaze in last breath of sunset

August 4, 2018
Poem of the day on August 7, 2018



Copyright © Vijay Pandit | Year Posted 2018


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Fearful and perplexed

Fading sun elaborates
Tuscan yellow tinges
As vibrancy floats
Lavender on periwinkle
Embossing clouds 
In shades of amethyst

Granting scenic vision
Atop the red bridge
Suspended in perpetuity
From vermilion towers
In resplendent posture

Sounding final appeal
From the complacent sea
Echoed by morbid hills
Seducing her fragility

Prompting her to leap
Gasping last breath
Fearful and perplexed
If there's solace in death

July 5, 2018
Placed 1st in standard contest #100 by Brian Strand
NOTE:
Since its opening in 1937, estimated 1,600 people have committed suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.


Copyright © Vijay Pandit | Year Posted 2018


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Silver Waves Upon The Shore

Pushed there for a thousand years
and will be for a thousand more,
pushed there by the gentle winds
the silver waves upon the shore.

Ancient trees who watched here daily
are now dark silhouettes 'round the rim,
as dusk settles in over the still lake
and a dragonfly takes a final skim.

As the sun dips below the surface
silver waters gain a hint of gold,
their riches flow around my feet
giving me memories to be told.

The sands of time sift down below
where life goes drifting by,
and laid there for a thousand years
and beneath them, so shall I.

And become like a silhouette
to watch all life drift by,
and reliving in every moment
never stopping to ask why.

Pushed there by flowing currents
and the wind's most gentle roar,
I fade away like the golden sun
glint silver waves upon the shore.





Copyright © Kelly Deschler | Year Posted 2016


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- This World Appeals To Me On Many Levels -

Dear mother nature you're supposed
to make the world a good place to be in
Today the sky had hues of orange

Life begins every day when the sun arises 
Mixed with the fire's toast 
drinking of daylight 

Nature's wonderful respect for darkness
A moon shared the sky 
And you will never feel disappointed

To be born again off you
with the sun setting
Dipping down golden over mountains
Like a soul lost awaiting to be found

A slim narrow smile pearly shines 
Awaiting with anticipation
Night closing in as twilight holds a dream 
The master's at work  
the divinity of a deity 
Whispers of a breeze through fir trees 
Rusting branches sway dancing freely 
Surely created a deep impression inside me

Life begins every day 
when the sun takes center stage 
A sharp cutting breath hits home 
Diamond cutting thoughts invade 
Sailing away into another world

The moon and the stars come out in full force
Sharing a daydream as the night closes in 
Your eyes carry the sun peaking through the clouds
Destiny living and breathing the same air 
Until bliss becomes your daily drink



Anne-Lise Andresen, and Liam Mc Daid
A Collaborated Poem


Copyright © liam mcdaid | Year Posted 2015


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Sol Squints

Sol squints His blazing crimson eye
clinging to the edge of the Earth.
And as scarlet smears a teal sky
dusk dies awaiting dawn's rebirth.

Vermilion clouds float overhead
hovering just above the ground.
And as the horizon bleeds red
darkness descends without a sound.

Shades of charcoal dappled on blue
merge in the creases of the night.
And a lone owl bids day adieu
silhouetted against last light.

Shadows flow like rivers of black
as twilight succumbs to the dark. 
And daylight slips into a crack
abandoning a landscape stark.


Copyright © Emile Pinet | Year Posted 2015


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Sunset

Sunset
golden rays fading across western horizon… whispering good-night
11/16/2015 Poem of the Day - 11-18-2015


Copyright © Pandita Sanchez | Year Posted 2015


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HORIZON OF LOVE

HORIZON OF LOVE

summer sunshine fades
as twilight descends on life
horizon of love


T.J Grén
23rd May, 2016


Copyright © Teppo Gren | Year Posted 2016


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As Daylight Turns to Dusk

As afternoon fades and the shadows grow longer daylight turns to dusk As daytime slowly comes to end, and twilight spreads across the sky; the stars in heavens thus ascend. As daytime slowly comes to end, the birds in trees the night to spend, for in the darkness do not fly; as daytime slowly comes to end, and twilight spreads across the sky. After the sun sets and darkness blankets the land lovers start to play Please kiss me when the sun has set, and darkness overtakes the land, and daily chores have all been met. Please kiss me when the sun has set; make this a night to ne’er forget; all night fulfill our love’s demand. Please kiss me when the sun has set, and darkness overtakes the land. As darkness arrives lovers cling to each other love the night away
February 22, 2018 Contest: Favorite Poem Written in February Sponsor: Laura Loo First Place


Copyright © John Gondolf | Year Posted 2018


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Quadro : Sunset Tears

Tears...I fall apart.
The sun lingers at my window...
one final attempt
to melt the pain within my heart.

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Contest: Quadro
Sponsor: Nette Onclaud
Placed 1st
© 12th January 2017 
 
The Quadro Form by Nette Onclaud: a
4-line verse with 5/8/5/8 syllable count, 
lines 1 and 4 rhyming.


Copyright © Paul Callus | Year Posted 2017


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Scarlet Sighs of Sunrise


Her orchid blooms in petals across the vast expanse bridging realms from here to there spilling her wine and soaking the sphere of giving light with impassioned shades of royal birth as drowsy constellations daydream She presents pious plumes of plum pastels in a gesture of generous grandeur for cosmic kings and queens and mere mortal beings with golden eyes behind heather veils of ethereal ecstasy Susan Ashley February 16, 2018 ------------------------------ ~ Ninth Place ~ Contest: March 2018 Premiere Sponsor: Brian Strand ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ First Place ~ Contest: Sunrise and Sunset Sponsor: Silent One (first picture)


Copyright © Susan Ashley | Year Posted 2018


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Lullaby in the Sunset

It’s time for the daytime to dance into night,
Its tangerine taffeta dress a delight,
Where is it going? Coloured so bright?
Sleep now my sunshine, you’ll dance til the light.

It’s time for the day to lay down for a doze,
It’s flushed with a blush as its eyes slowly close,
What does it dream of? Nobody knows,
So sleep now my sunshine, you’ll go where it goes.

Now darkness will conquer and day is disarmed,
Its last ruby red like a danger alarm,
Do not fear darkness, cherish the calm,
And sleep now my sunshine, I’ll keep you from harm.


30 March 2018
For “Lullaby in the sunset” contest
Sponsored by Vermillion Scythe (not placed)
And placed 7th in Brian Strand’s premiere contest 140



Copyright © Nina Parmenter | Year Posted 2018


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Lemon Afternoon

The incendiary wick
of a lemon afternoon
flickers in the lime lagoon
as sunset breathes fire,
tangerine scorching
lilting melon waters
until incandescence
drowns in dusk's indigo 
and coconut hills rise
to cerulean shadows,
when night whispers 
in plantain lanterns
swaying in the slender trees.


Copyright © Dale Gregory Cozart | Year Posted 2018


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twilight's eruption

twilight's eruption beneath fall's tangerine sky . . . samurai shadows


Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2016


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Sunsets Are Painted By God, and so



I stopped my car on the highway,
To watch the soft fading sun falling;
The end of another azure sky blue day.
A golden sunset is like a beautiful painting,
I knew in that moment that my God was creating;
His paint brush swirling to send gold and yellow drifting.


_________________________
August 3, 2015

Rhyme

Written by Broken Wings

For the contest, The Answer, sponsor, Skat

Fifth Place


Poem of the Day - August 5, 2015
 


Copyright © Dear Heart | Year Posted 2015


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SUN SPLIT HAIKU

early morning sun a brand new day is dawning hear the cockerel crow sun beams from heaven with uplifting mellowness they brighten up our world scorching hot sunshine summer has arrived at last eat cooling ice cream cones beautiful sunset spectacular orange sky soon darkness will descend Contest Split Haiku Sponsored by Mystic Rose 04~03~16


Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2016


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Shades of Marmalade

 Evening drifting in on twilight shades
   As sunset glimmers softly on the sea
 Shimmering in  colors of marmalade
    And fading deep into its mystery

 Dusk enchants with spells of its sweet allure
    As  restless waves await the mystic night
  Flowing relentlessly to rocky shores
     As seagulls dot the sky in twilight's flight

 And in the darkness of the cryptic deep
    The ocean churns with raging sounds sublime
       And soon, it lulls the midnight moon to sleep
 As starlight twinkles with silvery chimes

  When the moon awakens from its sweet dream
 The sea in morning light will surely gleam!
                            ----



Copyright © Joseph May | Year Posted 2016


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Wrapped in Colors

*Inspired by photo

As the sun sinks behind the hills
Color tints snow, where all is still
A bright sky ends a winter day
Into the night, leading the way
Highlights of beauty to recall
In solitude, a tree stands tall
Calmness reaches a restless soul
Regaining what loneliness stole
More to see than being alone
Wrapped in colors, nature has shown


Heidi Sands

2/20/18


Copyright © Heidi Sands | Year Posted 2018


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Whispering Sunset

The hyacinth stood on the dusking rise,
cerulean the waters did traverse,
the reeds consenting daylight to the skies
as pewter stones recited lapis verse.

The burning pyres of sunlight floated west
untouched by orchid mountains in the mist,
the periwinkle shadows did invest
in rising to the lingering deep kiss

by weeping echoes trailing on the sea
of fire and mangoes in most vibrant past,
the lemon grasses lilting on the lea
and scented mornings in their pungent cast.

The shorebirds ceased their gospels upon sight
as glowing whispers vanished in the night.



Copyright © Dale Gregory Cozart | Year Posted 2017


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I bring this to you

The bright candle burns the last hours of day away.
At the same time, sun gleams through the window.
It sets beyond the hill through tall trees standing still.
I would like to capture every sunrise and sunset I see
From left to right here to bring this to you as well.
So I can share what I see at the beginning and end 
Of every day, from where I live on the hill.
The birds are fluttering around as if it is morning.
They are singing happily in the evening air.
I bring their song to you also, maybe a tune to cheer.
Maybe as a stitch to mend your broken heart, maybe a smile
To have at the end of the day, just to know you are truly ok.

Heidi Sands


Copyright © Heidi Sands | Year Posted 2016


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Embers Glow In Sunset's Snow

Embers Glow In Sunset's Snow In snowflakes’ sunlit souls - an amber chest, orange, yellow, blushing red impassion resplendent ember hues of stained-glass zest, vivid vibes enliven snow from ashen. Inspired bliss of shining kiss on pale snow, with delicate caresses Sol imbued highlights to saturate the talc aglow romancing frosted facets’ fiery mood. Warm spectrum seeps across the crystal white as sleepy sunbeams stir the embers’ heart, igniting jewel tones before twilight frost bitten festival of arctic art. Illuminated thrills in chills impress in ruby rapture sunset's snow does dress. Susan Ashley December 31,2017 ------------------------------ ~ Eighth Place ~ Contest: Embers and Snowflakes Sponsor: Anthony Slausen


Copyright © Susan Ashley | Year Posted 2017