Sunsets of My Heart

"Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do". ~Michel de Montaigne
"Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do". ~Michel de Montaigne

Romanced by the Sun

"They may as well have called the sun a ball of flaming joy." ~Star Rich├ęs

I don't think there is anyone that has lived, and who is alive today, in this entire universe that has not been lavished, 'kissed', or romanced by the sun. That is one of the most amazing privileges Mother nature has given us as humans. Yet, for many, we don't just take her for granted, we fail to give her credit for, what Jessi Lane Adams described as, "the epitome of benevolence, of life giving, warmth giving and happiness giving". How gloomy our life would be, denied of sunshine, sunlight, sunsets and sunrise.

THE SUN OF MY LIFE

You spoil me, and how I seek and crave your touch.

I love it that you love on me without limitation

You have not failed me from the day i was borne

Your incredible golden hues delight my eyes and soul.

You are distant yet so close, fervent in your coming and going

How you keep me on my toes, filling my senses with surprises.

You can be gentle and subtle, soothing my tired mind.

Then, with great timing, you're ablazed, a work of art!

You can be bold, intense and hot, you know the trick, I'm in awe

Reflecting in your presence, you've exposed my vulnerability

Mere human, weak and fragile, i found myself humbled

You give, much more than anybody can ever give back

You show up like a paid actor, eloquent and beautiful

How is it, you've never complained at the ugliness of it all?

You have the power to burn and punish ingrates etal

A ball of mystery, a daunting planet, why do you still visit us?

You are a friend to the friendless, a warm blanket to the homeless

For years, you have watched over me, brightening my days

I have not been as gracious, rather i have been self absorbed

But, now i honor and thank you, for the magnificence of your love

Sylvia van Velzer


Hawaii sunsets

Northshore Sunset
Northshore Sunset
Woman and Sunset
Woman and Sunset
Sunset in Hapuna, Kona
Sunset in Hapuna, Kona
Winter Sunset at Northshore
Winter Sunset at Northshore
Ko Olina Cove Sunset
Ko Olina Cove Sunset
Elks Veranda, Waikiki Sunset View
Elks Veranda, Waikiki Sunset View
Mango Sunset, Hilo
Mango Sunset, Hilo
Waikiki Eyes
Waikiki Eyes

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Montana Farm Girl 7 years ago from Northwestern Montana

Oh my goodness...your photos are absolutely stunning!!!! Great hub!!!!


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Lovely...a sight for sore eyes!


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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thank you MFG! You are so sweet!


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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks Feline Prophet! I appreciate your comment.


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America

Some of the most beautiful photos I've ever seen IslandVoice - WOW - thank you for sharing! Great hub :)


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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii Author

Very nice of you Sem Pro! Thanks for the visit.


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Ladybird33 7 years ago from Georgia USA

What a fabulous hub! I love Hawaii and I appreciate you bringing back wonderful memories for me. This will make a lot of people visit Hawaii. Great job.


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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thank you Ladybird33! That would be nice if this will help our tourism. I fell in love with Hawaii 30 years ago, and i'm so happy to be settled here. You must visit again.


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milynch43 7 years ago from Philippines

The pictures are amazing. Excellent hub.


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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thank you milynch43! Appreciate your visit.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I love your photography. I'm jealous of your surroundings! Some of the most known people who worshiped the sun were the Aztecs (but I believe you to be more of an admirer).

Thank you for sharing this and I will visit you more often!


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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks so much dohn121! Millions of tourists flock to Hawaii and lay out, mostly in Waikiki to enjoy sun and sea. They stay out so long, you would think they are worshipers! Come and visit!


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tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

I live In San Diego right by the beach and we get some pretty nice sunsets here . But I have also been to Oahu and Maui a few times too and they are just breathtaking sunsets ! You feel like you are In the presence of the almighty himself . Great photography IV !


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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks Tony! I've heard about San Diego, and in fact have friends who live there. You are blessed! Hawaii indeed has some of the most beautiful sunsets! Thanks again for the compliment on my photos. Thanks too for the visit!


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hafeezrm 7 years ago from Pakistan

Sunsets - nice pictures and discription. Once I was traveling in Maxico on a bus. The driver stopped at a deserted place. When I asked 'why stop', the driver and the passengers tried to explain to me but I did not understand a word of Spanish. After about ten minutes, the truth dawned at me. Just to our right was a wide lake and the sunset was awesome.


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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks for sharing your sunset story. Once more we realize there's no language barrier when we let nature do the speaking. Thanks for your visit and comment.


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meteoboy 7 years ago from GREECE

Inspiration...... from this piece of Art. Excellent work Thank you.


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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks Meteoboy! I appreciate your visit.


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myownworld 7 years ago from uk

breathtaking photography and poem! you really are very talented, I must say!


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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii Author

I appreciate your visit and kind comment myownworld!


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sororityhousemom 7 years ago from Southeast US

I can see that God got out His paintbrush for those sunsets. They certainly are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii Author

You're welcome sororityhousemom! Thanks for stopping by and enjoying God's handiwork!


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Nice pictures enjoyable reading too


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

That's cool, coolmom! Thanks so much!


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chimmychan 6 years ago

Wow!nice photographs..can't say no more but BEAUTIFUL.

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