Last Dip of the Evening Sky

Last dip of the evening sky
Gold just above the horizon’s edge
Muted wistful shades of pink
Stretching out far beyond the line of sight

The ice of winter locks the land and sea as if it were one
No boats cutting their way home
Lake Malaren is frozen now
The starkness of Stockholm’s winter embraces me

I dare not wander far for fear of frostbite
On the hill beyond,
Fires warm the little houses
Inside the people wait for the first bloom of spring
Content to talk or make love in the warmth of a big feather bed

Watching the sunset over the rim of ice
I reflect on warm memories of summer
When this land beamed with life
Sailboats racing in the bay
While the fishermen head home after a long day at sea

This city glows in the summer sun
Church spirals and place domes reflect the golden warmth of the setting sun
Summer to winter, I’m forever enchanted by this city’s beauty and charm

©2005 Mary Cambpell

Last Dip of the Evening Sky

Mary Campbell

Joined January 2008

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Poem of Stockholm’s charm

This is Stockholm Harbor with the city behind it, such a lovely place. The first time I saw the city I entered it from the north, the sun was setting and all the church steeples and historic buildings in old town were glowing in gold as the sun set. It’s a memory I will never forget!

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