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Observing Sunrise to Sunset

on December 20, 2013

It is so awesome when I can match my poetry with photos from such wonderful photographers. Today, catnip features a couple of her own, along with Alastair Forbes and Barbara Beacham. You can tell whose is whose by the watermarks. Of course, that is a feature catnip is yet to learn so the first two are hers, unmarked. Be sure to visit Alastair @A Mixed Bag and Barbara @Life in the Foothills. You will not be disappointed and probably will not leave without following! Tell them catnip sent you!

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Dawn ’til Dusk

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Whispers of Dawn…
Awaken a new day
As watercolor skies
Replace night’s gray

Sunrise1

Figures of light
Dance into view
While pre-dawn colors
Fade into metallic blue

Sunrise2

Heat of Midday…
Emanates sun’s bright glare
As vivid natural colors
Create balance in the air

Vivid_Color_Alastair

Cool afternoon breezes
Relinquish the noonday heat
As an allusion of rain
Renders the day complete

Raindrop_Alastair

Serenity of Twilight…
Brings closure to the day
While red-orange hues
Emerge without delay

Twilight5

A surreal saffron hue
Casts an illusionary show
As soft billowy clouds
Reflect sun’s fading glow

Twilight3

Music of the Night…
Stimulates harmony in the soul
While a symphony of sounds
Performs melodies to console

Night2_Alastair

Subdued radiance
Slowly transcends the darkness
As night comes, light disappears
In an awe of bitter sweetness

Moon_Alastair

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Sharla Lee Shults

Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.

—William Arthur Ward (American inspirational writer, 1921–1994)

 

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15 responses to “Observing Sunrise to Sunset

  1. babso2you says:

    Lovely words and lovely photos Sharla! Thank you for once again featuring me! Happy holidays to you and JIm! Hugs too! ^..^ B

  2. Al says:

    Thank you so very much for using my photos to go with your beautiful words. I think that you found the perfect words for them

  3. […] It is so awesome when I can match my poetry with photos from such wonderful photographers. Today, catnip features a couple of her own, along with Alastair Forbes and Barbara Beacham. You can tell whose is whose by the watermarks. Of course, that is a feature catnip is yet to learn so the first two are hers, unmarked. Be sure to visit Alastair @A Mixed Bag and Barbara @Life in the Foothills. You will not be disappointed and probably will not leave without following! Tell them catnip sent you!  […]

  4. RoSy says:

    Niiice!
    I enjoy all 3 of your blogs!
    {Group Hug}

  5. This is a very lovely post! Tanks Sharla!

  6. Eli Pacheco says:

    If I didn’t know better, I’d think the photos were taken especially for the poetry. Or, the poetry was written especially for the photos. What a perfecdt match.

  7. Very beautiful Sharla! God bless!

  8. Very well done. Beautiful collaboration.

  9. Raani York says:

    Beautiful words, in combination with beautiful pictures. I’m amazed. 🙂

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