Inspiration from the natural world

This is an unpolished and unedited poem – but, sometimes, they are better like that. Inspired by a Norfolk sunset.

August Sunset

Early August sunset peeped cheekily

Through trees, closing her eyes

To day’s pleasures.

Sleep drenched night owl

Blinked, considering night’s feast

And chattering children slowly wound down

With stories and teddy bears.

Velvet darkness crept unnoticed

Starlight a string of fairy lights;

Christmas come early.

Adults leant to wine glasses

Drinking in the peace

Day’s happiness a cloak

As evening’s chill settled.

Early August sunset

A smile on my skin.

© Liz MacKenzie

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