Fay Slimm.






Dark fast erupts with decisive lust,
locks in horizon bound
between banks of cloud.
and blocks all fight of deceasing sun

as light retires.


Dusk tightly enfolds twilight's hold,
attacks needed sight
of roosting bird flight
by wrapping land's shadows in gold

as light expires.


Night stridently creeps then strikes,
cuts late shine from gentle
evening's nocturnal edge
and shuts in blackening ebony-ties

as light then dies.


  • dusk arising

    Ah yes that wonderful time each day as our planet home turns us away from our stars rays and darkness fills our shadowy home.
    As my name suggests I find dusk a magical time for it appears to rise out of the land towards the slowly darkening sky. Summertime dusk around harvest time has a romance of it's own.

    Your words have me looking back to carefree days and pleasure.

  • L. B. Mek

    so immersive and vivid, a wonderful read you've penned here Fay

  • Fay Slimm.

    Thanks a load for adding this poem to your list of favourites Trenz

  • Goldfinch60

    Super time of the day described in your words Fay but the light will still be there when the moon rises.


  • RDS

    I second L. B. 's appreciation of the immersive vivid dying of the light. Luckily it sparks more thoughts so as not to follow the sun all the way down.

  • Neville

    ............ honoured, amazed and in awe.. one of my most favourite times of day.............................. .....


    ANGELA HERE ~ Thanks FAY for sharing an epic Poem on the decisiveness & yet visual variety of Day morphing into Night @ the end of each & every Day. It is the inevibility of it that reminds us of our own mortality compared with the infinity & eternity of Nature. WE now know that this Day to Night Transition is due to the 24 hour rotation of the Earth on it axis - but for us that only increases its AWE ~ AMEN ! Thanks for sharing - Please check *AUTUMN to WINTER* Thanks !

    Blessings & Love Joy & Peace
    Angela - Brian & Smokey ! ! !

    • Fay Slimm.

      What a finely crafted and encouraging comment - thanking you Angela and will certainly go now and have a read of your posting today. Warmly to you both dear duo..............

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