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Acrostic Colours Life Poetry Seasons Summer Sunset

Moondance

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Image credit; LuizClas@ Pexels

Making the most of that precious

opportunity, when in the field

out of the last rays of sun, just before

nightfall – Luna makes an appearance

down below her – the children skip and jig

and above them – feathered friends flap excited as

night begins to fall

children will be called in as shades of red turn dark blue, so

enjoy the time in the long grass, they will

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Poetry Summer Sunset

Sunglow

#CYW #Sunglow

Some say its the colour of the sun,

under the summer sunshade as it

nips down toward the horizon – heading to a

great mass of sand on the other side of the earth –

longing to see it again – the sunworshippers

often seen watching dipping down past the waterline

where it gives a few last rays of light before the moon arrives

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Colours Inspiration Leisure Life Outdoors Parks Places Pleasures Poetry Sunset

Purple Mountains

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Derwentwater, Keswick,  Lake district, UK

There’s something almost magical

about the Lake water here at sunset

I don’t know myself – what it might be

but as the sun pops down behind trees

the hills and the water take on a purple like hue

bring out colours of heathers that’s grew

up on the hillsides where the flocks of herdwick sheep

are resting till morning, quite sound asleep

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Memories Sunset Travel

Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

If you could split your time evenly between two places, and two places only, which would these be?

Now – this is a toughie

You see , there’s a few places in Europe I’ve visited and I’ve enjoyed them equally.  From the Hedonism of the Spanish Island of Eivissa (to use its proper title – Ibiza if you prefer the other) to the Moorish Delights of Oludeniz in Turkey.

However – If I had to – i’d be spending my time between Lancaster and Zakynthos Town…Right about now you’re probably asking Why?

Lancaster is the last City before the Lancashire border meets up with Cumbria and the Lake District – its home to some quite beautiful countryside and is quite picturesque in its own way with Forests and Parks, there’s also some brilliant history behind the City and has its own Castle…..  If I wasn’t living in Manchester – I’d be there.

Zakynthos – A Greek Island, that has plenty of things going for it – Wonderful beaches, Great scenery, clear blue skies and Cuisine that is brilliant…the locals are warm and friendly, and its the combination of fine local food, wonderful tavernas and stunning landscapes that made me fall in love with the place…The Blue Flagged beaches aren’t half bad either.

Don’t pay for a pedicure – the fish in the sea will do that for you! 🙂

Then after playing on the beach – sit down and watch the sun setting – before heading off for your dinner – trust me, it’s well worth it.

Alykanas Beach
Alykanas Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

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Seaside Seasons Summer Sunset

Sunset

This poem has been included in a Forward Poetry Publication,  feel free to read all about it here

A tale of a sunset

The pebbles on the shore
were picked up and stacked
for skimming on the sea

Stacked in care
precariously balanced
the wind made them wabble

The sun watched as
it created shadowy silhouettes
around the sandy shore

Till the tide turned
and the stack on the shore
alerted the little ones

The pebbles on the shore,
told the children playing on the sand
it was time for dinner