Light Poems: 281 / 500

Sunset On The Beach

Rating: 4.9

The sun was setting with all its power and glory
on the horizon behind the sea as I stood there
on the sand which lay along the water's edge.

The clouds in the sky had the effect of evolving translucent light
yet as the sun sank further down into the sea
this light was changing to a sombre silver-grey.

Darkness was descending upon me where I stood
yet in the far horizon before me daylight was
making its impact once again on the earth.

It was getting chilly and darker and a slight breeze
was beginning to arouse the waters of a once calm sea.

The tide was going out and I could feel the moisture
from underneath my feet being taken away.
The sun was drawing away the very waters of the sea before me it seemed and everything was beginning to have a haunted aspect,
for without light all seemed to attain a gloomy and ghostly atmosphere.

The sun was now but a tinge of orange
giving off its last rays of light being swallowed by the sea.
What a splendid sight it was I thought seeing something alive
and wondrous making its last impact with beauty and significance before vanishing temporarily and rising again on the opposite to where it set.

It seemed to suggest that where there is light there is life
and where there is no light life would be unbearable and dark.
Dusk had come and night was here so I thought that I had better depart
in order to live and enjoy the sight just seen at some other date.

Sunset On The Beach
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Light Poems: 281 / 500
Topic(s) of this poem: beach,light,sunset
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Antony Theodore 02 December 2017

It seemed to suggest that where there is light there is life and where there is no light life would be unbearable and dark. Dusk had come and night was here so I thought that I had better depart in order to live and enjoy the sight just seen at some other date... very fine reflection on the beach at the sunset. light and darkness and its impact on life.......... philosophical... thank u dear poet.. tony

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Akhtar Jawad 02 December 2017

A beautiful description of setting sun, standing at a beach and watching the scene the poet becomes thoughtful and writes a poem that is not merely a description. He thinks and his thoughts make it a philosophic poem,

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Rebecca Navarre 19 December 2017

Wow! ! ! ! ! A Very Powerful And Moving Poem! ! ! ! ! Ever So Very Beautifully Painted! ! ! ! ! Beautiful Feelings! ! ! ! ! ! Thank You Ever So Much For Sharing This! ! ! ! ! Endless 1OS! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! +++++

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George Krokos 11 April 2020

Thanks to all for reading and the appreciative comments. I am deeply touched and very grateful.

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Evelyn Judy Buehler 17 March 2020

Your poem's very beautiful description of a glorious sunset was magical, and evokes in the reader a blissful appreciation of its glories.

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Mahtab Bangalee 20 May 2019

What a splendid sight it was I thought seeing something alive and wondrous making its last impact with beauty and significance before vanishing temporarily and rising again on the opposite to where it set.../// impressive expression

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Loke Kok Yee 11 March 2018

You have great justice to a sunset, so well and accurately described. Reading this; One could well be sitting beside you. Thanks for the sunset.

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Rebecca Navarre 19 December 2017

Ever So Beautiful Spirit In This! ! ! ! !

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