Thursday, October 22, 2009

Windscreen Wonder



Homeward bound; night closing in.
Ears beset by the traffic's din.
Idly gazing at the sky,
Noticing the clouds on high.
Suddenly I saw the colour
Previously greyer, duller,
Change to a wondrous rose-pink shade,
Then to a deeper marmalade!
Then pink and orange caught on fire!
Just as the sun sought to retire.
Then clouds drew back to make a stage
For the sinking sun to fade to beige.
I felt that I should throw bouquets
At the sun's exhausted rays.
The clouds like curtains drew apart
As I applauded the work of art.
'The Dying Swan', I felt, should play!
Traffic noise faded, as did the day.

Dazzle at the other end of the day here:


geraldgee said...

Lovely,gets it right. I have strong childhood memories of night time roads,standing in the back (we could in those days)and looking over my dads shoulder to see the advancing cats eyes caught in the headlights.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

enjoyed the posts - this one and the one about the very small mice.... which by the way is where the link on theme thursday first takes us!! eek!!

happy theme thursday!

Wings1295 said...

If that was always the 'traffic view', then it wouldn not be so terrible. :)

Dr.John said...

Great bit of poetry. You have the eyes of a poet.

e said...

Lovely poem; the best take on the theme yet.

Darlene said...

S\Beautiful sunsets occur all over the globe. It is one of nature's beauty that unites us.

Anonymous said...

Indeed a beautuful view, love the words you have used here to sketch the scene for the reader.

"Then pink and orange caught on fire!
Just as the sun sought to retire." had an amazing feel to it.

LV said...

A very stunning showing today. You did a super job on this sunset. Nicely done.

Eve said...

What a beautiful view!!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely poem and sunset. The colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your skies.

Sylvia K said...

Really beautiful and colorful words to match a beautiful and colorful shot! Delightful as always, Brenda!

Enjoy your weekend!


Hildred said...

Marmalade, -= what a wonderfuly descriptive word for that special colour.

Margaret Gosden said...

It is amazing how one can turn one's back on the scene for a second, say, to adjust the camera setting, and the moment has passed - oh, dear, another good one gone! But you got this one good all right!

Anonymous said...

This is interesanting.Veri good colors.

VioletSky said...

Looks like you are driving into a magical world.