At end of day...

twilight comes
daylight fades
across the landscape
in an ever flowing
unfolding wave
over each corrugation
navigating undulations
rivers and banks
buildings and streets
never stopping
pausing to think
but unrelenting
no turning back
the night is near and day almost gone
stars begin to show
glowing and finding their place
where they can be the centre of attention
of every star gazer’s eyes turned upward
to the night sky

over the millenia they have been the source
the finder and pointer of the way
for astrologers and astronomers
navigators, seafarers
travellers and trekkers
those once lost were found
and thanked their lucky stars

but their time is not quite here
so they wait impatiently as
twilight takes her time
makes the most of moving as she pleases
without rushing
this is her time and it nears its end
this inbetween moment
at end of day.

© Jan Stead JEMproductions, 2008

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This poem unfolded as I wrote it to accompany the image at end of day.


landscape, night, end, twilight, day, time, stars, slow, wait, daylight, moving, fades, comes

An avid photographer, both still and moving, since I was 10 years old, I later discovered and developed a particular love of macro, which is now one of my main genres. More recently, however, my repertoire has broadened to include stained glass windows and particularly the stunning beauty of outback New South Wales and South, Australia.
I hope you enjoy the beauty of the Creation, captured and presented here for you.

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  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 5 years ago

    Jan I love this poem – as I’ve said before, its perfectly calming and serene. Wonderful work.

  • THank you Bev….it was largely, almost entirely your words which prompted me to post it separately as a piece of writing.

    You really didn’t need to comment twice, though!;)

    But thank you for double encouragement!!

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 5 years ago

    It was so nice to read it again that I couldn’t resist the comment.

  • Michele Markley
    Michele Markleyover 5 years ago

    I like this one as well. I like your style of writing. No wasted words. Nicely written.

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