Sunset and silhouettes” a poem

“Sunset and silhouettes”

 

Travelling westward, the howl of the pavement under my wheels

The heat of the day fading with the sun

 

Mountainous silhouettes rise before me

Growing ever darker as evening comes

 

Stark lines against the reddening backdrop

Darkness settling all around

 

The bright orange orb melting

Becoming one with the ground

 

A summer day coming to a close

Scorching heat slowly abating

 

Soon all that was at rest will come to life

Cooler air calls out creatures from their waiting

 

God’s creation alive and vivid

As the coyote calls

 

Sunset and silhouettes a starky beauty

Light giving way to night’s  caul

 

Darkness covers the landscape

Nocturnal life abounds

 

Gentle breezes sweeping through

Singing brilliantly with night sounds

 

All these images fill my imagination

As miles of sun-baked pavement fall behind

 

The open road a black ribbon winding onward

Over mountains, through deep valleys it winds

© 2017 Leo J Woodman

 

 

 

 

 

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