Fading Light


The pregnant ocean swells and flattens

Teaming with life unseen

Feeling its heartbeat in the twilight

With the rhythm of waves

Gently rolling in, caressing the shore.

Salt breeze softens the heat of the day

Gulls circle searching for one more bite

Twilight brings a calm serenity

As the sun kisses the ocean one last time,

Before dropping off the edge of the earth

Only to return again at morning light.

Palms silhouetted against the sky

Sway strong and tall in the evening breeze.

Everyone is gone into the shadows

Following the flaming line of tikki torches

Called by the beat of the drums.

Dancers undulate, grass skirts sway

Twilight’s deep shadows close into

Darkness broken only by flames

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

61 thoughts on “Fading Light

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  2. Beautiful photo and poem! Brings back many get-away and beach outings!
    We used to live less than 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean. I miss our years there. 🙂 Our station wagon always had sand on the floors! 😉
    Your poem is so rich with word-pics and emotions I feel like I am there enjoying the breezes, waves, gulls, ETC! SIGH 🙂
    🌴 ☀️ 🌴 🌊 🌴 🌛

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    • I am so glad I took you back to the beach for a fun time! The evening is spectacular there. It must have been great to have lived so close to the ocean. Thank you so much for your great comment, Carolyn!

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  3. This is beautiful, {{{Dwight}}}. I especially liked, “Twilight brings a calm serenity/As the sun kisses the ocean one last time…” Ah, I miss being closer to the ocean. When we lived in San Mateo, CA, a trip the ocean was less than 30 minutes away.

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