Sunsets Burning

I have seen from my window
the fiesta of sunset in the distant mountain tops.

Sometimes a piece of sun
burned like a coin in my hand.

—  Pablo Neruda, from Clenched Soul

Sunset in Newton Highlands

Black-fingered trees
Yearn to touch the sky’s palette
Aglow with sunset

Icy winter dormancy
Kindled by sunset passion

This Tanka poem was inspired by Valentine’s Day, sunsets and Poetry Friday, this week hosted by Merely Day by Day. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Poetry Friday with kids

25 thoughts on “Sunsets Burning

  1. I love your photo, I have taken almost identical to this, Brenda! The same flaming sun is shining on you, as upon my area of the country. I love the Pablo Neruda quotation. I have enjoyed his poetry for many years, first from my Mom’s Spanish practicing with us, along with my own Spanish teacher, Senor Donaldson reading aloud to us. The photo suited the verses.


  2. Like burning for sure! That is a beautiful sight to see like this with the clouds above! It’s so wonderful when the sun bursts through~! Yay for the sun! My skin is so dry! It’s ready for some moisture the inside heat leaving me parched! 😛


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