Treasure Island

Ernestine Northover

(25th March 1943)

*I Walked Out One Evening


I walked out one evening, ,
as the sun was setting low.
Trees were whispering in the breeze,
as it yielded a gentle blow.
Skies transformed to reddish hues,
as my feet crossed o’er the ground,
Then along the path by the brook,
dead leaves lay scattered all around,
Birdsong filled the loud silence,
one last song, for twilight creeps.
The sun has set behind the trees,
as the darkness its vigil keeps.

I walked out one evening,
observing such beauty spread.
To experience the colours,
orange and gold so finely wed.
The music of the water,
as it trickled down the stream.
Such peacefulness, silent, calming,
a perfect floating tranquil dream.
Now as the day is ending,
such visions assail the eyes,
One royal sky ‘s magnificent,
enhanced by the night’s fireflies.

Submitted: Saturday, May 07, 2011
Edited: Saturday, May 07, 2011

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  • Serena Dalton (5/7/2011 7:57:00 AM)

    This is beyond a 10. Nice choice of soft flowing words. Your poem is beautiful, thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (5/7/2011 6:51:00 AM)

    Spontaneous move of rhythmic evening. Soft are the words with pleasing softness of the life itself... If life would be so refined in daily tune...alas...nowhere to attain on the surface.
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