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Sunset: Reminder of God's Care (A poem in Rictameter)

Bronwen was a teacher for over forty years. Degrees include School Librarianship, Psycholinguistics and Theology, and Applied Linguistics.

Sunset in Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland

Sunset in Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland

Sunset,

Scarlet and gold,

In bright crescendo swells;

Of God's great majesty it tells.

In breathless wonder we see it unfold:

Sign of His care through life's dark shades.

Grasp the mem'ry, while yet

The glory fades -

Sunset.



Sunset: Second Try


Sunset

'Ere night glows bright,

Flames on a soothing sea:

And I pause, raising eyes to Thee:

Symbol of God's heart-peace falling on me.

Promise of His care through dark night,

His great love is the key;

He holds me tight:

Sunset.


Sunset at Anglers Paradise, Queensland

Sunset at Anglers Paradise, Queensland

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Comments

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on August 29, 2021:

Thank you for your encouraging comments.

Robert Sacchi on June 24, 2020:

Lovely poems, nice pictures.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on October 01, 2012:

Happyboomernurse: My mother used to draw our attention to the sunset by calling us to come and see 'God's beautiful painting in the sky,' and saying 'He never makes His paintings exactly the same, they're always fresh, new and changing.' Thank you for you lovely comments.

Gail Sobotkin from South Carolina on September 30, 2012:

You've captured the beauty and awe of watching a magnificent sunset.

I always feel close to God when watching the sun rise or set.

Voted up across the board except for funny.

Thanks for sharing these lovely poems.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on August 11, 2012:

shruti sheshadri: They are, and it's so peaceful and lovely to stop and watch one as it changes. Thank you for your good wishes. God bless you.

shruti sheshadri from Bangalore, India on August 10, 2012:

oh so beautiful Blossomsb ! Sunsets are really eyecatching, arent they?

An honor to follow u.. ..take care :)

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on August 07, 2012:

The Journey that you participated in was an interesting project and I enjoyed reading. Thanks.

sligobay from east of the equator on August 06, 2012:

If you haven't read The Journey: A Look at Aging written by 16 Hub Authors, including yours truly, it's a great broad perspective of looking at our lives as we age. Blessings back at ya.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on August 06, 2012:

Thank you for the follow. I do so agree that sunset each day - and as we travel nearer to the end of our lives - is a great, ever-changing canvas painting to remind us of our wonderful Creator. Blessings.

sligobay from east of the equator on August 05, 2012:

Thanks for the follow and following back. I love sunset and your two poetic descriptions. Many forget to thank God at the end of the day.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on July 01, 2012:

Beyond Max: Thank you for visiting and your lovely comment. Hope your weather in Sydney is better than here, it's really cold.

BeyondMax from Sydney, Australia on June 30, 2012:

So beautiful... Wow. Great job done here, it's astonishing!

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 28, 2012:

As it's getting late in the day here, I wish you a blessed day for tomorrow. May it be very special.

Vidya Mallar from India on March 27, 2012:

Always welcome,have a good day.......

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 26, 2012:

Thank you for your kind comments about my photos. I think I'm going to run out of ones that I have taken unless I start delving among my shelves for more. I'm so glad that you like them.

Vidya Mallar from India on March 25, 2012:

Dear Blossom, I miss the scenic beauty of the west but enjoy them through the pics that you and other people of the west post here.....Its completely a very interesting and artful world over here..One visit to hub pages a day

make my thoughts energetic...

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 25, 2012:

Vidya Mallar: Thank you for visiting my hubs again. When we lived on Queensland's Gold Coast every now and then there would be a breathtaking sunset and I was so fortunate to be able to capture some of them.

Vidya Mallar from India on March 24, 2012:

Nice captivating pic of sun set and a meaningful verse....

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 13, 2012:

I'm glad you enjoyed it. Sunsets can be absolutely breathtaking when we stop and give ourselves time to absorb them. Thank you for your votes.

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on March 11, 2012:

Blossom-Beautiful picture of God's sunset along with lovely poetry to describe it. I hit many buttons on your peaceful works.

NightFlower on February 19, 2012:

Blossom you have the best way with a word and the metaphors are so vivid that they don't need a picture although beautiful and sunsets are my favorite gift of nature, it is a dreamscape in itself. Brava Ms. Blossom!

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on February 19, 2012:

savanahl: I see that you are a fellow 'Aussie.' Thank you for your encouraging comments and vote.

savanahl on February 18, 2012:

This is absolutely beautiful. So peaceful and serene. Voted up.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on January 31, 2012:

Bluebird: for some reason your comment has popped up again, so blessings again, too.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on January 31, 2012:

bluebird: Thank you, and peace to you, too.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on January 31, 2012:

Movie Master: So do I. My Mother used to call them God's painting the sky to tell us He loves us.

bluebird on January 31, 2012:

Dear Blossom,

Beautiful poetry to match the beautiful pictures! A job well done!

Blessings of peace!

Movie Master from United Kingdom on January 31, 2012:

Hello Blossom, I love both the sunrise and the sunset and I love your poems!

Thank you, voted up and beautiful

Best wishes Lesley

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on January 23, 2012:

Denise Handlon: Do try, it's great fun. Also, thank you for your fan mail. Good luck!

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on January 23, 2012:

Awww-I loved both versions. I think I may have to investigate this type of poetry writing. I've gotten quite interested in learning various types-they intrigue me, and have been experiementing with them. Thanks.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on January 21, 2012:

teaches 12345: Thank you for your encouraging comments. I love both sunrises and sunsets; my Mother used to describe them as God painting the sky in perfection.

Dianna Mendez on January 20, 2012:

Beautiful poem. I love your reference to a sunset being a symbol of God's peace and his watch through the night. There's something about a sunset's light and color that brings peace to one's mind. What a lovely picture you posted to connect the reader to the poem's message. Thanks for the comforting reminder.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on January 19, 2012:

Oh! I hadn't thought of writing any more - it was just fun to join in with what others were doing. Perhaps I'll try again some time - thank you so much for your comments.

Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on January 19, 2012:

Pefect Blossom. I hope we are going to see more of these you write so beautifully

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on January 18, 2012:

Rosemay 50: Thank you so much for your encouraging comments. I've edited the poems and hope they look better now.

BilJ777: Yes, it's lovely to take the time to enjoy the peace of a beautiful sunset.

Wolfieworldwide: Thank you. That was the view from my balcony when I lived on the Queensland Gold Coast.

froggyfish: Thank you. It would be wonderful to think that our lives' sunset could be as peaceful and glorious, too.

frogyfish from Central United States of America on January 14, 2012:

"God's heart-peace falling on me". Nothing could be so perfect as this. Your words and picture expressed it perfectly! Beautiful!

wolfieworldwide from Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain on January 10, 2012:

Thank you Blossom, both of these are beautiful,even without the pictures the words say it all.

BillJ777 on January 07, 2012:

Beautifully peaceful...I really like them both but lean ever so slightly to the second.

Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on January 07, 2012:

These are wonderful Blossom, I can't choose a favourite they are both so beautiful. They say so much perfectly. 'Flames on a soothing sea:' love this line.

An excellent photo too, I love the Gold Coast, my favourite place on earth.

I read them 4 times, 3 for the pure pleasure and then to count your syllables.

This line is a syllable short, hope you don't muind me saying.

'God's great majesty it tells'

This is easily fixed by adding 'Of' as the first word.

Can I make another wee suggetion too...on any hub, if you hit the enter a couple of times after the last line it will pull it up and away from that 'ads by google'

You did well and I look forward to reading more from you

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