Sharing Our Stories: The Sunset Challenge

When Ruth challenged us to write about a sunset, my mind immediately drifted back in time to one of the most magnificent sunsets I’d ever seen. It was at the end of a kayaking trip with some friends (I previously wrote about it here). The challenge was to write about the sunset without using color words and to give a sense of the season without using seasonal words.

At the End of the Day

We pulled our kayaks to shore
aware of the heron standing guard.
A gentle breeze rippled the water,
crept inside our jackets,
cooled our sweaty arms.
The sky glowed,
blushed with a sailor’s delight.
We turned to the fire in the clouds,
the embers of a perfect day
bidding farewell.

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7 Responses to Sharing Our Stories: The Sunset Challenge

  1. Nanc says:

    Ooh loved…the change from sailor’s delight to fire in the clouds, so lovely. XO

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  2. Incredible! I love the image of cooling sweaty arms.

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  3. Ramona says:

    Exquisite! I loved the “heron standing guard.”

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  4. elsie says:

    Incredible words to match the incredible photos!

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  5. Julie says:

    “Embers of a perfect day”–love that!

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