Sunset Sonnet

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Sunset  (posted by Sumana)

The sunset is a short-lived period that begins in the evening and also ends there creating perhaps a moment of pause, a time for stress release. It definitely wipes out the cares of the day and assures a restful, calm night.

You are asked to captivate these fleeting golden moments.

Your theme could be subjective or objective; literal or metaphorical:

sunset beach

A brief blip of time out of a day
that captures people; they stand enthralled.
Whether at window seat or on a beach, they
gaze skyward as if shouts of colors call.

From lemon ice to strawberry pink,
an artist’s dream of painting the glory
of colors formed by Mother Nature’s wink,
ever found in romantic stories.

Deepening into streaks of scarlet,
cameras clicking like crickets to catch
the purple plum of a fine claret.
Indigo inks the swell of sky to match

night’s showcase for stars. A contented feeling
fills heart, is part of a moment, fleeting.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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10 Responses to Sunset Sonnet

  1. susanstoo says:

    Enthralled is right–by the sunset, by this poem! Had it been a sunny day when i wrote mine, I might have caught ths magic too—but alas, it was grey. Everything that happens in the sky fascinates, and you’ve got all the colors and a wink in the “showcase for the stars.” Bravo!


  2. Sherry says:

    Sigh. You have described it so perfectly and beautifully.


  3. Sumana Roy says:

    Through out the poem there is this “contented feeling” in spite of the passage of time. Beautifully captivated.


  4. mhmp77 says:


    night’s showcase for stars. A contented feeling
    fills heart, is part of a moment, fleeting.

    A fleeting moment but a good respite to be made to relax and welcome the night. Great piece Sara, perfect wordcraft!



  5. gillena cox says:

    Brief in its span yes indeed and such a spe tacle
    Luv “the shouts of colour” in your poem

    Much love…


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