Sun Sets in Beauty

Sun Sets in Beauty

A Poem by Rikkevi Rue
"

the separateness of ones own world and maintaining and independent view has its cost

"

Sun Sets in Beauty                                  

 

How many times has the sun set in beauty,

in majestic hues of purple blue,

the fall of night would greet the day,

to relieve the sun of duty,

far on the lonely sea’s horizon,

in wonder beheld by none.

 

How many islands stand all alone,

crying undiscovered, in a wave of palms,

their shimmering waters greet the night,

as the mirrored moonlight shone,

stood patiently yet undiscovered,

waiting for a ship to come.

 

Your sails stark white against the sky,

shining crystal blue though forever wide,

in my heart I leap like a morning tide,

and strain my palms to catch your sights,

hoping you may pass my way.

 

From your ship this isle holds beauty-yes,

but the reefs unknown are a deadly bet,

if there’re harbors safe no one could guess,

it could pull you down in the drowning wet,

if you choose to pass this way.

 

How many waves have caressed this beach,

in folds of green all capped in white,

their whispered sigh like gentle words,

a prayer of hope in each,

far on this lone horizon isle,

in beauty beheld by none.

 

How many ships have passed me by,

sailed far away on the calling breeze,

though tempted by the wave of palms,

passed sadly in the purple night,

as the sunset stained my shimmering waters,

and my heart sank with the tide.

 

I see your sails tall and graceful flying,

you can feel my tides as they pull and sway,

but you hear the call of the vast horizon,

and the wonders there beheld by none,

as you turn and sail away.

 

Now I sit on this beach as the sun sets in beauty,

as the mirrored moonlight softly shines,

and I listen long to the whispering waves,

to understand their prayer-my duty,

in the hope that my heart like the tide will rise,

waiting for a ship to come.


copyright Rikkevi Rue 2010 

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© 2011 Rikkevi Rue



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Reminds me of Bob Dylan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWwgrjjIMXA - ha yep you guess it :) love this song an all time fave for me ...

it is interesting what you wrote up top - it is a thought I quite often wrestle with - I said to someone once - one of my aims this life is to be the most authentic I can be - he said - ahh but you will always have your masks - me being me said no, no, not so - and he said of course you will for this situation you are this for this situation you are that - and to this day he is right - but I am still working and chipping away at it though - to be the most authentic me I can be

your poem - I enjoyed it very much - you have certainly painted the sky and the sea with a tapestry of winds, waves water and wanting and loss and finally acceptance - lovely - just lovely - says she from the sea XX

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rikkevi Rue

2 Years Ago

yea, i like that song too. it has that elemental aspect to it one sees when there are fundamental tr.. read more
KWP

2 Years Ago

Near the sea - oh yes - right by the sea X



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Reminds me of Bob Dylan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWwgrjjIMXA - ha yep you guess it :) love this song an all time fave for me ...

it is interesting what you wrote up top - it is a thought I quite often wrestle with - I said to someone once - one of my aims this life is to be the most authentic I can be - he said - ahh but you will always have your masks - me being me said no, no, not so - and he said of course you will for this situation you are this for this situation you are that - and to this day he is right - but I am still working and chipping away at it though - to be the most authentic me I can be

your poem - I enjoyed it very much - you have certainly painted the sky and the sea with a tapestry of winds, waves water and wanting and loss and finally acceptance - lovely - just lovely - says she from the sea XX

Posted 2 Years Ago


Reminds me of Bob Dylan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWwgrjjIMXA - ha yep you guess it :) love this song an all time fave for me ...

it is interesting what you wrote up top - it is a thought I quite often wrestle with - I said to someone once - one of my aims this life is to be the most authentic I can be - he said - ahh but you will always have your masks - me being me said no, no, not so - and he said of course you will for this situation you are this for this situation you are that - and to this day he is right - but I am still working and chipping away at it though - to be the most authentic me I can be

your poem - I enjoyed it very much - you have certainly painted the sky and the sea with a tapestry of winds, waves water and wanting and loss and finally acceptance - lovely - just lovely - says she from the sea XX

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rikkevi Rue

2 Years Ago

yea, i like that song too. it has that elemental aspect to it one sees when there are fundamental tr.. read more
KWP

2 Years Ago

Near the sea - oh yes - right by the sea X
I needed to read something that might inspire so I came to your page and selected a random piece. A perfect hit ! I love this poem. You personified it beautifully, had my heart aching by the second stanza and had me weeping by the sixth :( I hope the whispered waves heard the words spoken and brought something special your way. Justine

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rikkevi Rue

3 Years Ago

Well Jus I'm pleased to inspire. Unlike the fairy tales however no, the ship never came! It was a re.. read more
The impression I got is that this poem has been 'painted, from an artist's palette. I read it aloud and the flow,and imagery, is absolutely wonderful

Posted 4 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Rikkevi Rue

4 Years Ago

thank you. I suppose that when I wrote it I "heard" it in my mind. It was one of those which almost .. read more
Wonderfully done! Like a path that takes me on through the journey, with such hopes for that love to be there or come. And great as this one goes all through the water and seeing the palms, sunset and all while on their ship then sitting at the beach still waiting for that special love to hopefully come.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I liked this poem...but I LOVED the story you told within the content. I loved the feel of the isle and breeze..of gazing out at that vast expanse of rolling water...I adored the concept of ships sailing past...and that doesn't even start to describe how I abso got lost in the essense of the sun setting. Just the coloring and, again, the feeling you conveyed is breathtaking and those little pieces of rhyming on a few stanzas kept you floating with the tides. Beautiful piece...wonderous story :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

the flow is nice and easy, nothing forced, neither emotion or wording.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the metaphors you use here as they raise sail on my wayfarin' heart

beautifully written

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I have seen this purple sunset, it filled the orbs with long awaited promise of a land and tidal wave longed for.....beautiful

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Rikkevi Rue
Rikkevi Rue

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