Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunset of Life


In the sunset of life,
The shadows are dim;
The years orchestrated,
By life’s fickle whims.

Where once there was brightness,
A life filled with light;
It drifts toward the sky,
On shadows of night.

The sweetness of youth,
Is a memory now;
Yet holds all the sweetness,
My heart will allow.

For memories fade,
And 'tho time slips like sand;
My time is dictated,
By God’s simple plan.

In the sunset of life,
I have found joy and peace;
I shall celebrate life,
'Till my sunset has ceased.

Allison Chambers Coxsey
©2004 ~ All Rights Reserved


Ginny said...

A nice poem, and stunningly artful picture. At times the branches look like ice, almost translucent.

Robin said...

Perfect! Absolutely love the shot

Sandra said...

perfect poem to go with this extraordinary photo. the photos speaks to the poem and the poem to the photo. I am in the sunset of my life, about like that little leaf, and I celebrate each day I am alive

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hmmmmm lovely lines Karen. And that photo'.....wowow.

Sarah Knight said...

Lovely : )

Chad said...

Simple yet beautiful.

From the Kitchen said...

Beautifully poetic!


Scott said...

That is a beauty. The small branches look almost translucent with that treatment. Very nice.

SouthernSass said...

Great poem and I love the photo! I am new to your blog and really enjoy your photographs!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Neat picture. The twigs look transparent as if made from glass.

jennyfreckles said...

Love the artistic treatment and the way the poem and image work together.

Karen said...

Just a note since several of you mentioned the branches look translucent. It was quite dark when I took this shot and I used my flash. I exposed for the dark leaf, and the bright flash created bright highlights on the twigs. Sometimes you just have to compromise!

Lisa RedWillow said...

This is the second time I have a look Karen. Breathtaking and so different. I love the simplicty of this and the words here are so beautiful.
Have a wonderful day.

Mary said...

Hi Karen,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and for your kind comment! Your work is wonderful! This image reminds me of the simplicity of a beautiful Japanese woodcut print -- poetry in a few graceful lines. :)

Cindy said...

Really beautiful. Love it.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

A work of art. I love the poem... and the veracity of it is proving out.

Linda Robinson said...

WOW! Simply Beautiful!!

joey said...

Lovely, Karen ... both photo and poem, a perfect fit.

Rick said...

It's amazing how much can be packed into a 'simple' photograph, and how much can be packed into a 'simple' poem. Very complementary.


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