A Poem & A Painting: Pink SunsetJun 08 2015 · 0 comments · A Poem & A Painting ·0
This weekend I opened my Summer Deck and I am so looking forward to a Summer of sunsets with friends. Each evening Mother Nature puts on an amazing show and I feel blessed to have a front row seat!
This week’s poem is entitled Sea Sunset ~ two of my favorite things…
A gallant city has been builded far
In the pied heaven,
Bannered with crimson, sentinelled by star
Of crystal even;
Around a harbor of the twilight glowing,
With jubilant waves about its gateways flowing
A city of the Land of Lost Delight,
On seas enchanted,
Presently to be lost in mist moon-white
Given but briefly to our raptured vision,
With all its opal towers and shrines elysian.
Had we some mystic boat with pearly oar
And wizard pilot,
To guide us safely by the siren shore
And cloudy islet,
We might embark and reach that shining portal
Beyond which linger dreams and joys immortal.
But we may only gaze with longing eyes
On those far, sparkling
Palaces in the fairy-peopled skies,
O’er waters darkling,
Until the winds of night come shoreward roaming,
And the dim west has only gray and gloaming.
~Lucy Maud Montgomery
The accompanying painting is an “oldie” but a goodie…
I hope you have a chance to enjoy many sunsets this Summer!