Time Sighs


The sunset pulls colors across the sky

Like a child pulling salt-water taffy

Stretching the joy of summer days

White sands bow the aquamarine

Blue waves curl like ribbon candy

To murmur and laugh on the shore

Mixed with splashing feet at play

Kingdoms rise wrought by little hands

Sculpted by imagination

Hibiscus kisses the air sweet

And lovers say secret words

A fisherman casts his line

Bearing the bronze of his trade

Shimmered vessel plies the horizon

Like a snail on a wrinkled leaf

And time sighs, just for a moment

That you may savor life’s beauty


12 Responses to “Time Sighs”
  1. Your words literally stopped time for me as my mind grasped every visual you offered. Thank you for the momentary escape!

  2. beth says:

    I love the phrase ‘time sighs’ – that’s just perfect

  3. Your poetry is making it very difficult for me to skim. Sigh.

  4. kristianw84 says:

    Perfectly written! 😍

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    I think this is one of your best pieces, Brad. The simile, “The sunset pulls colors across the sky like a child pulling salt-water taffy,” is perfect. I know it’s not in your nature to boast about your work, but I wonder if you feel the same way I do about this piece.

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    A piece for all the senses Brad just beautifully descriptive. ❤️

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