The Green Flash

With my arm around her shoulders

My skin touching her sun warmed body

Feeling the rhythmic beat of her heart

Her leg slung carelessely over mine

We sit on a rock facing the ocean

Watching the sun embracing the horizon

Melting into the distant waters


Wondering if we would see the elusive green flash

That last sign of a dying disappearing sun

A wink that tells us not to worry

She will be back again tomorrow

Pulling her closer we kiss languidly

Content with each other and the certainty

That tomorrow will be another beautiful day


  • orchidee

    A fine write Fred.

    • FredPeyer

      Thank you orchie! And just because there was a kiss in there, don't get swooney on me!

    • Christina8

      A lovely write! So beautifully written. A pleasure to read.

      • FredPeyer

        Thank you Christina, am glad you liked it!

      • Louis Gibbs

        Just curious, Fred ... what were you drinking when you saw the 'green flash'? Nice write!

        • FredPeyer

          I had a 'Sex on the beach', a great Hawaii cocktail. Beats Pina Colada anytime! Love your comment though! And it WAS green, not pink, or blue, or! Won't tell you what happened after the green flash! 🙂

        • Accidental Poet

          Being that I'm on the east coast I'll have to look for it at sunrise. I've seen many sunrises, but never noticed a green flash. But now you've made me curious and next time I'm out taking morning shots with my Canon I'll be looking for it. Great write Fred.

          • FredPeyer

            Thanks AP, I don't know if this phenomenon also happens at sunrise. Check it out on the internet. I typed in 'Sun green flash' and got the explanation for it as well as many pictures.

          • kevin browne

            When nature starts playing and having fun it can begin to reveal some of the worlds greatest and most beautiful gifts. it appears you have found yours Fred, so I can feel from this poem. nicely done,

            • FredPeyer

              Thank you Kevin, you are so right. We are having quite a bit of rain lately and yesterday I saw a double rainbow from my house. Beautiful!

              • kevin browne

                how stunning!

              • Goldfinch60

                Very good write Fred. I have seen many colours when the sun sets but never the green flash. Isn't nature wonderful.

                • FredPeyer

                  Thanks Goldie! Some sunsets are simply gorgeous. Some of them look like these gory velvet paintings from the 60's! 🙂

                • Poetic Dan

                  Great picture painted in my mind
                  Transforming for your rhythm
                  As the sun warms my face
                  I thank you for the lovely vision

                  • FredPeyer

                    Thanks PD, sitting on the beach, watching a sunset with your loved one is something to be treasured.

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