When dusk falls

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When dusk falls here
It is silent, it is quiet.
Elsewhere, cars honk, tires screech, television sets drone on and babble.
Pots and pans, dishes and forks
Clink, clatter and rattle.
The world getting off from work and gluing itself to what distractions it can find.

But no, oh no.  Not here.
Here the waves crash,
And the moon rises
Seamlessly slipping amongst the wisps of clouds
Like a clipper on smooth seas.
Inky dark sky with a sprinkling of stars
And then the night.


  1. I love the way you write. I've already noticed your skills when reading your regular posts. A rare gift to have.

  2. Very sweet and quite fitting to the image. Have a lovey weekend.

  3. "Like a clipper on smooth seas." That's an image I like, an image you can retain in your mind and drift to when needed. Beautiful.

  4. beautiful poem. happy weekend xxx

  5. <3. Have a great weekend, Rooth:)

  6. Sounds lovely, and wonderfully written!

  7. Beautiful! To be where the waves crash...

    I wish I'd gotten a picture of an amazing sunset I saw in the way home this week--so you could write about it.

  8. have I ever told you how much I love reading what you write? Because I do.

  9. That comment made no sense. I've been awake a long time. I think you understand what I was attempting to say.

  10. This picture is simply beautiful and filled with emotions. And poem fits perfectly.

  11. Such a pretty poem! I love alone time, and I love the peace and quiet that often comes with it. Right now I'm sitting in my apartment and the only thing I can hear is the fan and very, very faint traffic outside. I love it.

  12. Wow, there is something so eerie and cool about that photo. Like I'd want to be there, but only if I had someone to be there with me hehe. Love the line of the "inky skies and sparkling stars"
    Nice post Rooth


  13. That is such a lovely place,
    a place of peace and serenity.

    Nice poetry.

  14. Wow.
    And that, I shall go to bed...
    Ronnie xo

  15. beautiful.


  16. Ruth, lovely poem. Whatever I say won't match the eloquence of that, so I won't even try. But I loved that line "gluing itself to what distractions it can find." Such a great imagery.
    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

  17. i love your poem , i could imagine how great is it by reading your poem ;)

  18. love this! so calming. thanks. :)

  19. Such lovely words. I love having a place away from noise that fills you up the way your place seems to be.

  20. Both the photo and words are beautiful :)


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