Twilight is upon us
Shadows of trees have elongated
Lightness has thinned out
Dark inkiness has crept in
The excited birds are winging
Homeward talking nineteen to the dozen
The sky is all streaked up and tinted
Oranges, yellows, ochres, pale reds
All flowing into one another
Colored by a dying sun
Blue skies dotted with white clouds
Have long since vanished
Now only a golden touch remains
Like icing on a huge cake
On treetops, housetops, mountaintops
The sun is preparing to call it a day
And has now pulled up the bedcovers
of the horizon and the ocean all around its body
And only its forehead is visible
The sea has stopped shimmering
And now, is preparing to play
to the tune of a rising moon
Stripped of its gold finery
It has now donned silver threads
Having changed masters
The hordes of worshippers of the dying sun
now make obesaince and a wish
before it dips into Oblivion
In another continent as
The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.
Pamela Hansford Johnson
English, Critic Quotes
Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.
British, Statesman Quotes
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
Indian, Leader Quotes
There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more
beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little
– the book of Nature.
French, Composer Quotes
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Indian, Poet Quotes
It was a rich and gorgeous sunset – an American sunset; and the ruddy glow of the sky was
reflected from some extensive pools of water among the shadowy copses in the meadow below.
American, Historian Quotes