The Blue Hour

Twilight returns; another blue hour. Two a day seems generous. I’ve waited all night, since the last ambience, perched comfortably against this caressing breeze, bare feet dug half buried in the cool soothing sand, crossed at the ankle. A frenzied calm beats peacefully at my cheek, and a set smile sits perfectly upon my radiating facade. Nothing falters. The dancing wave is pulled by a new moon, sending glistening ripples of a darkened silk echoing toward me- not even stars could consume such dazzle. A purple-hazed horizon hatches before me. Perfection. The dawn of eternity stretches out as far as life itself, and a small lighted yacht, spied in the distant shores, captures my thoughts. The sole flicker of civilisation. You won’t come; at least not in my wanting time, but the wait is a soothing gift. Reclining from comfort, I lay back deep into crunching sands and run fingers through grain after grain, stretching limbs towards four corners of my impalpable box. Palms upturned, I lift them through zenith and turn to watch a thousand dancing particles float softly down. The sheet above me flatly curves into nothingness, still illuminated by a dozen dots of scattered suns. An orange streak has emerged horizontally through the distance, lined by a thick blue bulge of sky that dives deeply into the purple shade. Soon the streak will make way for some golden sphere, and my wait will long into the day, until the next blue hour.

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  • invisible
    invisibleover 5 years ago

    so poetical beautiful so romantic -so pure -so magic …I’m touched !
    thank you ! have a magic Sunday my friend ;

  • Thank you, have a magic Sunday too, my friend :)

    – drjones

  • linda858100
    linda858100over 5 years ago

    lovely words,,lovely work you do

  • Erin Christian
    Erin Christianover 5 years ago

    VERY descriptive! I could visualize every detail… wow… love it Doc!

  • Bea Godbee
    Bea Godbeeover 5 years ago

    Beautiful and took me along with you reading that!—Very languid feeling, so relaxing—loved it!—Your a wonderful writer!—Hugzzzz—-Bea :D))XX

  • Thank you so much Bea, appreciate your words :) x

    – drjones

  • cathrinedp
    cathrinedpover 5 years ago

    So incredibly beautiful. WOW

  • Thank you! :)

    – drjones

  • SilverQueen
    SilverQueenover 5 years ago

  • :D

    – drjones

    KEITH R. WILL...over 5 years ago


  • Thanks so much Keith!

    – drjones

  • BiographyofRed8
    BiographyofRed8over 5 years ago

    congratulations for having this featured.. it far totally deserves it, one of my all time favourites

  • Thank you so much my friend!

    – drjones

  • ShadowDancer
    ShadowDancerover 5 years ago

    absolutely beautiful, your imagry is other-worldly..

  • Thank you, so much…

    – drjones

  • TBall
    TBallabout 5 years ago

    great piece of writing- really captures a moment in time

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