Long Hidden Until at Last

the setting sun gives life to shadows cast
from secret places
creeping forth from the past
the setting sun gives life to shadows cast
darkness comes revealing fast
heads hung low with hands on faces
the setting sun gives life to shadows cast
from secret places

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“Night Shadows” an etching by Edward Hopper, 1921

– This is a Triolet poem. Photo from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Sunday Trees #325 020418

A blustery day in Worcester, Massachusetts
– On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea’s Sunday Trees #325 – February 4, 2018. Photo ©2018 Leara Morris-Clark.

Familia Del Sol

Respect the relationship we have with the sun

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by Caspar David Friedrich

“What are you doing, mama?” Little Lollie asked.

“I am raising the sun sweetheart, just like I do every morning, silly girl.” Mother replied giving little Lollie a smile as she continued slowly lifting her arms skyward.

“Watch it dawn, and pay close attention. We mustn’t move too fast.”

Lollie watched with wide eyes in awe of the regal woman before her.

“This magic will be yours one day, and the sun will rise and set at your command. Remember not to worship the power of our ability but respect the relationship we have with the sun.”

“So pretty mama!” She giggled, her ringlets bouncing against her forehead.

“Yes it is sweetheart, and it has so much work to do during the day. We will come back and set it once it is finished.”

Task complete, mother took Lollie’s hand. “Do you feel its strength pulsing through you?”

“Yes!” Lollie shouted and stomped her feet in excitement. “I can’t wait til sunset so we can put the sun back to bed so it can rest.”

Mother grinned proudly at her vivacious little girl.

– Written for Jane Dougherty Writes, Microfiction Challenge #13: Woman in the sun. Painting prompt by Caspar David Friedrich. Prompt words were dawn, sunset, worship, magic, power, regal. WC 183.

Painted Night

Clouds traverse the sky,
Leaving a dazzling spectrum,
The summer sun sets

– Written for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge #104. Word prompts were “Dazzle” & “Sky” or synonyms of those. Photo from PublicDomainPictures.net.

Photo Challenge: Pure

The moment just as the sun goes down, everything seems to slow and become quiet. That quiet moment is simple, pure, and majestic. This photo was taken in Gulf Shores, AL.

A Quiet Moment

The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Pure. Photo ©Leara Morris-Clark 2016.