Taormina Sunset

Taormina Sunset

A Poem by Alan S Jeeves
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A prize winning villanelle from 2016. A tribute to beautiful Sicily.

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When sun on Taormina sinks
Its lull will paint the evening still
In pastel, scarlet, orchid pinks.

Far yonder star, in silence, winks
So well aware the air will chill
When sun on Taormina sinks.

The boundless vista slowly shrinks
With twilight tints at nighttide's will
In pastel, scarlet, orchid pinks.

And, all at sea, the ocean drinks
The gentle rain from off the hill
When sun on Taormina sinks.

The solar sage above re-thinks
And yields a sundown-coloured spill
In pastel, scarlet, orchid pinks.

The light of dawn here interlinks
With dark of dusk, the day to kill,
When sun on Taormina sinks
In pastel, scarlet, orchid pinks.




© 2022 Alan S Jeeves


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An experience to behold with a poet wonderfully told.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

You mean ' Taormina Sunset ' ?
You are welcome.
Alan S Jeeves

3 Months Ago

Yes Sami, I do mean 'Taormina Sunset'. I had just replied to a review on darkened room and it was st.. read more
Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

All wonderful You are welcome anyway..................
Where is this Taormina!? And what time of year does this sunset speak? And thank the poet who speaks of such with words and thoughts that yield such hues and tints. This is a delight, Alan. Thank you for sharing. Frederick.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Alan S Jeeves

3 Months Ago

Hi Frederick. Taormina is on the island of Sicily and the sun sets 365 days per year, although some .. read more
Frederick Kesner

3 Months Ago

Thanks, Alan. I will surely take a trip to Taormina should I ever find myself down that way. Cheers... read more
Well you have successfully sold Taormina to me Alan and I understand perfectly why this was a prize winner. A sunset to die for. Rich in imagery and spectacular in colour and I haven't even mentioned the structure yet. Super job. Good morning Alan.

Chris


Posted 3 Months Ago



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Alan S Jeeves
Alan S Jeeves

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom



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I live among the Pennine Hills near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England. I was, though, born in Nelson, Lancashire., England. My days are spent writing, arranging and playing music - and also writing .. more..

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