Thursday, 19 January 2012


Fading light.

Cold blue evening sky
light slowly dying
valley holds its breath, waits
as colours gently change.

Light airy colour
with natures hues
changing the rainbow
from brilliant to subdued.

Dying bracken brown no more
faded purple by the sun
like wallflowers' demise
warm comforting embrace.

Now greens are grey
on meadow by the lake
imperceptibly slowly mist is falling
minute silver droplets.

Sun descending
pale yellow sky
last glimpse loganberry red
  as light diminishes.





31 comments:

Maria said...

I like "wallflower's demise."

the cuby poet said...

Maria:Thank you, describing colour is always a challenge.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, I always enjoy reading your poems. When dusk comes and light fades, we know that it will soon be dark... I love sunset-time ---with all of the pretty colors of the sky... SO gorgeous!!!!

Thanks for sharing...
Hugs,
Betsy

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love the line "dying bracken brown no more" - it has a great crunchy sound to it :-)

the cuby poet said...

Betsy from Tennessee: So pleased you like reading my poems. Thanks.

the cuby poet said...

Lisa@Two Bears Farm: The sight of the colour of dying brackens is so hard to describe with words so glad this worked with another sense! Thanks.

Isabel Doyle said...

beautiful paintbox

the cuby poet said...

Isabel Doyle: Thank you so much.

Mitch Block said...

Absolutely beautiful. So much to love in this ... all the way to "last glimpse loganberry red..."

Doris said...

Nice one, Poet. All we have here is grey and white just now. But tomorrow I get to see Glencoe in all its winter plumage!

the cuby poet said...

Mitch Block: Thanks so much for this it is so nice that my readers appreciate my words. :)

the cuby poet said...

Doris:Beautiful sky one day, grey the next, be patient there.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Cuby, what a wonderful description of the sky and its color. A rainbow is always a treat to see. A lovely poem, have a great day.

Al said...

A great sunset poem, you've captured it wonderfully.

Yvonne said...

Yesterday I also spent some time watching the day and colours fade. I also noted the change in colour of the bracken but I didn't write the poem...so glad you did!!! Absolutely love " light airy colour...subdued" a very successful line in a very successful, peaceful, atmospheric poem. Well done!

the cuby poet said...

eileeninmd: Thanks for the comments. The rainbow was the way I thought embraced all colours so there was no real rainbow !!

the cuby poet said...

Al: Thanks for the compliment really appreciate it.

the cuby poet said...

Yvonne: Thanks for your thoughts I am so pleased you liked it as you know I value very much what you think!!

Yvonne said...

I revisited Seamus Heaney's anthology The Spirit Level after reading this.I like his nature poems.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

This is lovely. Describes our sunsets on the farm to a "T".

:)

John said...

Hi there,
Just thought I would reciprocate with a visit to your blog after your kind words on mine. I love poetry, just wish I was able to write some myself! I particularly enjoy the War Poets (if enjoy is the right word!) and Tennyson.
J
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the cuby poet said...

Nancy@A Rural Journal: Sunsets are difficult to describe so I am glad that this one seemed to work for
you.:)

the cuby poet said...

Yvonne: I will take a look at The Spirit Level soon.

the cuby poet said...

John: Welcome here. I hope that you find some of my poetry to your taste.I am sorry but I don't write war poetry!! but I do enjoy Sassoon, Owen etc.

JRandSue said...

Lovely Poem,fantastic Flag.

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the cuby poet said...

JRandSue: Welcome here. Glad you liked my poem. I see you are also based in Kernow - great!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Lovely, Cuby. x

Roy said...

So perceptive Claire.
The first and last verses say it all for me.

the cuby poet said...

Wlshcakes: Thank you.

the cuby poet said...

Roy:It is so hard to get the colour description right so I am so pleased that you appreciated my words. Thank you.