Sunset Bloom

Red-Orange Pear leaf with golden leaves in background

Autumn sunset
blooms amber,
glows blood orange,
and lingers
in sky and treetop.
Wild dogwood berries
mix with acorns
and crabapples.
They snap underfoot
and perfume the air.
Everywhere color
fades to darkness.
No! Linger longer,
color wake and sky glow,
cast this fairy spell,
make sunset lengthen
until dark night
is the longest
of the year.

Copyright 2015 Brenda Davis Harsham

Note: Winter’s coming, but we’ve had a long, delicious fall with a universe of color. I meant this post for this morning, but life intervened, and my kids needed me. Plus, I have a plain old ordinary run of the mill horrible cold. So I’m late posting, but I want to dedicate this post to MM and BB, who’ve had a hard week, but still find time for beauty, magic, love and Oklahoma sunsets. Also, it may be too late, but this is also my post for Poetry Friday, this week hosted thanks to Buffy Silverman at Buffy’s Blog. Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

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50 thoughts on “Sunset Bloom

  1. The way it built upward in mood, as the lovely words expressed, really lifted my spirits, Brenda. The perfume of those 3 forms of nature, berries, crabapple and acorns sounds tantalizing. 🙂
    The color waking and sun glowing were perfect way to describe an Autumn sunset. Take care and hope this will be it for awhile. Your poor body has been under siege. . . 😦

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  2. ►Linger longer,
    color wake and sky glow,
    cast this fairy spell,
    make sunset lengthen ►

    I like that wish…. I think we have all experienced this sort of imperious feeling, as we notice that times goes by and we can´t stop it, despite all our vain attempt… I think your poem is beautifully penned and catches the sense of the ephemeral beauty that surrounds us…
    Sending love and best wishes, dear Ben… Aquileana💫 😀


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