Days End

img_4970-2The 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 breezes soften 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

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

A rerun of Twilight….

Meaning in the Meaningless

Old in age, I am young at heart

Seeing my way through an uncharted maze

I look for light in the winter dark of night

Racing slowly toward the finish line

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Days creep by, as redundant weeks roll on

Attempting to find meaning in the meaningless

Believing in that unbelievable Spirit of all Creation

Experiencing grace and comfort in not knowing

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In this winter of freezing joints and pushing buds

I defy the waiting cold earth with warm sunshine

I write my simple poems from inspired words unknown

As night closes in, each new day dawns

I am the bud and the blossom, I am the late-falling leaf” – from The Paradox by Paul Dunbar

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d’Verse, Laura asked us to consider writing from the perspective of paradox. She gave us some lines from different poems to choose from for inspiration. I chose the one from Paul Dunbar’s, The Paradox.

Join us at: https://dversepoets.com then click Mr. Linkey to read more.

Winter Moon (a Haiku)

Black and white waterfall & blue moon

Icy falls shining

Crystals absorbing blue light

Spark’ling white at dawn

 

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Painting of Blue Moon Falls: Dwight L. Roth

This is one of my most recent paintings. I love to experiment with Black and White hues.  I usually add a touch of color in one area of the painting for accent. This place only exists in my mind.