Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Evening Falls, Spirits Rise



Evening falls like gentle rain
upon the weary day.
The colors fade, then flash once more
before they pass away.

The darkness brings tranquility,
a velvet peace of night,
rich blackness that is gently breached
by moon and starry light.

I love the silence sheathed in grays,
as purple shadows fall.
Each sacred sunset speaks of God,
Whose hand is over all.

∞§∞

I really do love the way the world feels to me at night! Soon we will "fall back," and Daylight Saving Time will end in the United States. Unlike most of the people I know, this makes me happy––not because I don't like the daylight (I do!)––but because I have a medical condition that does not allow me to spend time in the sun. This means that I am freer in those months when evening comes early and invites me outside to enjoy the sunset or walk beneath the stars. As the old Swedish proverb says: "Those who wish to sing, always find a song."

The night is one of my songs. Only one. But a good one...

25 comments:

Lisa Loo said...

Love the poem, love the thoughts. I too love "falling back"--my body clock feels way more at peace with itself....

H said...

I love the poem. The problem with clock change time here is that the nights are generally too cold to be going out for a stroll! - More like, wrap up in multi-layers of thermal wear with waterproof outer shell!

Dixie Mom said...

Such beautiful words. I like the way you made them light to dark too. ;)
I didn't know you couldn't be in the sun. I guess I would prefer those shorter winter days then too!

Lisalulu said...

a.beautiful poem, b. good to know about you c. yummy picture-relaxing days end

Mumsy said...

Beautiful picture and poem. I love the time we will be going back to and so does my body...we both function much better off daylight savings time. Sorry about your health condition...enjoy those evenings out sweet Sue. Hugs

jen said...

The AZ sunset looked just like that last night. I was driving Ben to his concert, and as we turned the corner, both of us simultaneously said, "Wow."
Now you'll all be on AZ time!

Amy said...

That poem makes me happy. It is so majestic. And I do not like daylight savings time. It makes me tired and takes a good month or two to get used to the new schedule. But, at least I gain an hour of sleep in the fall, right? That is always good news. And I am glad you can spend more time outside.

Roger and LeAnn said...

Sue, I loved your post today. I loved the poem and I felt a moment of nostalgia. The picture was gorgeous too. I have been enjoying the fall colors so much; but the feelings of winter are coming and I look forward to the winter fun. I really am a four seasons person.
Blessings and hugs to you!
LeAnn

leigh said...

This is a great post! The sky is breathtaking and that poem was beautiful.

Kassie said...

Very exciting for you to fall back!! I am excited for it to be light again in the mornings... so I'll take it getting dark earlier in the evenings.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Really! In my line of work, we call that "Fade to Black"...love your work!

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

So lovely... I love the night sky is my favorite too :)
Happy Tuesday Sue :)

Cherie said...

I too love "falling back". I really love getting up and having it still be dark. I love evening coming earlier and having my "chicks" in the house with me instead of all over the neighborhood.
I love the mood it creates.

Kat said...

Stunning sky shot and a beautiful poem Sue. Yesterday was one of those no good, very bad, perfectly horrible days. As I was driving home from yet another errand, I noticed a pink glow all around me. I pulled over and took a deep breath and took in an absolutely glorious sunset. God is good... Kat

myfallingleaves said...

Very pretty picture...and your poem is just amazing. They go together really well.

pandabox33 said...

Very nice post. I love the picture, it is a celebration of the day ending, announcing the night and saying "tomorrow will be a wonderful day, a new day without mistakes, full of possibilities"!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

What a beautiful poem! I love your picture. So peaceful. I hope the rest of you week is great.

Jhen.Stark said...

Wow, I love this picture and what it represents to you! Your words were beautiful as well as the picture!

Darlene said...

Oh, how I love this poem, Sue. I, too, like the beautiful evenings that we have here in the desert. Some of our sunsets are spectacular indeed. I used to love to go in the spa at night and look up at the sky and study the countless, beautiful stars in the heavens. It always brought peace to my soul. Why do I write in the past tense? Because now, unfortunately, I am experiencing too much coolness in the desert nights to be able to do this. I can only do it in mid summer. This is one of the neat things I enjoy during the hot hot days of summer.... the warm warm evenings.

karen said...

I like it when it gets dark early, too. It adds a bit of mystery to the end of the day. I like to look at the familiar surroundings on my way home from work and see how different they look in the dark. It's peaceful. LaMar and I just got back from our evening walk, and it was so pretty out - quiet and serene, with just a little crispness in the air.

Momza said...

lovely words and images.
some we can all relate to!
Thanks Sue.
I owe you a personal email!
Look for it today~!

Jenny said...

Beautiful.

I always adore your imagery.

Grandma Honey said...

Must be so hard not being able to enjoy the sun. But there is something so cozy feeling about it getting dark earlier. I love the evenings the best and now they will just seem longer!

Katie said...

Gorgeous sky!! And we love the "Fall Back" time, too - it means our kids go to sleep "earlier"! :)

Joy For Your Journey said...

Sweet poem. I don't necessarily love the night, but I do love sunsets. We have the best view of them where I live. Every night when I see the sunset I always feel it is God's last gift of the day, and one way of expressing His love.

As for daylight savings time . . . we don't do that in AZ. I am not sure why, but I don't think anyone here wants to preserve daylight in the summer. Although on a humorous note . . I once read an editorial in the newspaper that said we don't have it because if we had another hour of daylight our crops would all die. I thought, "huh?" I guess the person thought that by changing the clock we actually stopped the rotation of the earth by an hour each day. We got a good laugh out of that.:-)

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