WPC: Night Time

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Sunset comes slowly on this Oregon beach in September.

Cloudless sky, great glowing amber sun

Inching relentlessly towards the sea,

Dipping, bit by bit, below the horizon.



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The sky glows in brilliant  echo:

Gold, pink, bronze, carnelian, cobalt blue.

Horizon wrapped in bands of color

Like a sunsetting rainbow of brilliant light.


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Sunset lingers longingly,

Fading ever so slowly,

Shrinking along the horizon

As stars appear in the darkened sky above.



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Light reaching towards the shore,

Like a parting lovers’ embrace;

Illuminating  every windowglass, gull, sand, and pebble.




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Night comes slowly to this Oregon beach in September.

Light lingers as bonfires blaze into life along the beach.

Strains of music and  salty wood smoke perfume 

Waft up to my balcony

Long after I’ve come back inside,

Turned on the lights, begun cooking,

Said, “Goodnight.”


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Words and Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014


The Weekly Photo Challenge:  Nighttime

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

7 responses to “WPC: Night Time

  1. You’ve done the Oregon Coast proud! I agree, the lingering of a good sunset is as soothing as it is beautiful.Beautifully photographed and written ❤

  2. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge-Night-Time | WoollyMuses

  3. Another stellar compilation of photos. Oregon becomes you, my dear. Not that Virginia doesn’t, mind you.

    • Thank you so very much, Barbara. I feel as at home there as here. The Oregon coast combines both mountains and beach. What’s not to love? So glad to have found and retrieved your comments. You were correct, and they had gone to that file we rarely check. Hugs, WG

  4. Elan Mudrow

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