Painted in Twilight

 

 

Daylight melts into the horizon

A ribbon of pink and orange

Ties the hills to the sky

Shadows stretch like black taffy

Stars twinkle to life in the dying light

 

Mother Earthโ€™s heat radiates

And staves off the chill of the night

Giving back her warmth to the air

And pulling the living into her womb

 

Worries and woes recede into the dark

And the bustle descends into hush

As time stretches with the unrushed

Thoughts are turned outside in

 

A perfume of stillness lingers

Aware of being so unaware

The body releases the day

The mind works to put work away

 

Dwellings become lighthouses

An electrified beacon of safe harbor

As families gather to hearth

Here I sit, in love with it all

A spring day painted in twilight

 

 

 

Comments
26 Responses to “Painted in Twilight”
  1. Your words are like brush strokes on a canvas that create a picture for the reader to see. Well done!

  2. SRIKANTH says:

    Excellent imagination ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค

  3. What an unbelievable poem Brad. It has that surrealist dark pull but it is not overdoing it at all. The dark becomes light. The light whispers. Spring and love are the same.
    Exceptionally done. Bravo.

    “Giving back her warmth to the air
    And pulling the living into her womb”

    “Dwellings become lighthouses
    An electrified beacon of safe harbor
    As families gather to hearth
    Here I sit, in love with it all
    A spring day painted in twilight”
    xoxo

  4. Jim Borden says:

    beautiful poem, Brad. love the last line. one of my favorite times of the day…

  5. Melanie says:

    :)))))) beautifully written Brad

  6. yassy says:

    I love this. Itโ€™s a visual delight. A cinematic masterpiece brought to my eyes through your verse. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค—

  7. Loved this one Brad. Very well written, dreamy and surreal creating a true picture in the mind…

    • Brad Osborne says:

      That is as close to painting as I will ever get, Francisco! I can see it in my head, but have no talent for making it appear on a canvas with the beauty that you do!

      • You paint wonderful canvases with your pen, it makes the colours in the mind vibrate and the images are formed perfectly. That is art, Brad, you are an artist…

      • Brad Osborne says:

        That is so kind to say, my friend! I cannot deny the art found in the ink, but I will always be a little jealous of your ability to render it on canvas and film. We are always amazed by things we cannot do ourselves!

      • Yes, we are, for sure…but we do what we can to let that creativity flow…it’s all about communication…for me art is a language, like English or Spanish and if it doesn’t reach out and communicate, it’s not effective. You are a great communicator through your poetry. It is deep, interesting and very real, the message is positive and strong…that is art. Stay well, Brad, we are entering our second week of state imposed quarantine and we have three more to go, all for the better good! Love and peace from Spain!

      • Brad Osborne says:

        Your country should be proud! Your pulling together and sense of community has been exemplary. The whole world is with you. And my best wishes are sent to you, dear friend, daily! Mantente fuerte, Espaรฑa!

      • Y fuerte seguiremos, muchas gracias amigo mio, igual vosotros,
        We are also with you all and with the rest of the world…Stay well and stay home…

  8. Very beautiful ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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