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Fire in the Sky 3: Another nature-inspired collection of sunrise/sunset poetry

Updated on September 1, 2016
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Kristen Howe was inspired to write these poems on watching sunsets and sunrises from her window, even from her mother's photos.

A Ray of Light

Thanks everyone for liking, sharing and comments my two sunset poetry hubs, since this spring. I appreciate it. In honor of the fall season that’s arrived for most of us, here’s a collection of eight poems from my old sunset chapbook. Enjoy! I’ll do another one around winter, which would include some of my city lights inspired poetry.

Here's a photo of a sunburst in the morning---not of the lake though

Sunburst and Aurora Illumination


A sky clear with blue coloring and white clouds,
Up above the visible horizon, near the mountains, a sunburst appeared,
At both ends of the spectrum, rays of warmth in orange light,
Shining down at us from earth to make autumn plants grow.

Beyond the sun, it's shivers of yellow streaks, pale and faint,
But just enough to light up the sky, between the clouds and sun,
A great duo of colors to equal the blend of the evening star,
It worked both ways from a picturesque window view.

Aurora Illumination

Yellow flashes through the blue azure,
Orange lit up the skyline on top,
Clouds grey, dappled and stretched across in long swirls,
A little bit of an overcast on the other side.

Red shines through, like a hot burning sun,
Another set of clouds, dappled, purplish, long, makes contact,
This aurora illumination sizzles in an overview,
A thin strip of peach blends in the bluish-purple sky.

This photography book has awesome photos to inspire your own poetry

Embers of a Sunup and Dawning Flame

Embers of a Sunup

Long, puffy, and white looming clouds above the sierra,
Orange spread all over like little embers,
Yellow splashed the scene like paint on canvas,
It resembled a dormant volcanic on a brink of an eruption.

A hint of blush is near the horizon border,
The sunup was glowing and rising halfway,
The skyline was a nice shade of cerulean blue,
From a panoramic window view, it's even more spectacular.

Dawning Flame

Earlier lighter colors are now brighter and fluoroscent,
Orange melts like molten lava all over the sky,
Red sneaks through the scene in a burst of color,
Grey dappled, swirling clouds float in a slow motion.

Yellow shimmers through, down below, along the sensible horizon,
A dawning flame of colors is present in vividness,
A set of long purple, dappled clouds connects with the others,
A tiny stripe of peach makes the cityscape shine.

Early Evening Alight and Dark Hours in Blue

Early Evening Alight

A greyish-blue turns into a black night,
All's calm, including the lake and the light breeze,
It's the start of an early evening alight,
Clouds sparse and spread out, greyish-white and puffy.

A waterfall cascade of a burst of red,
A downpour of a splash of light yellow,
A drizzle of a shower of orange ahead,
And a drip of a sprinkle of peach too.

Dark Hours in Blue

In the start of a pre-dusk night in the skyline,
Before it turns black, it's a beautiful shade of blue,
Nebulas are visible, wispy, and clear in white puffs,
It's the makings of the dark hours in blue, so true.

Golden bright orbs of light looks better than ever now,
White dots highlights the neighborhood and visible horizon,
Specks of red, green and yellow from elsewhere is present,
Then it slowly fades to black with a better glow rising.

Autumn Sunrise and Autumn Sunset

Autumn Sunrise

A crescent moon appears in the morning sky,
A jet stream streaks the yawning blue horizon,
In the background, yellow and gold sparkles from city lights,
When the blue blends with the black contrast head on.

An autumn sunrise appears in the view,
Peach stretches across to the visible horizon of the lake,
Red lights the sky in a blaze of the sun,
A duet of yellow and orange adds pizazz of fall colors.

Autumn Sunset

Thin swirls of long formations of clouds,
When the sky turns black from a cascade of blue,
A great contrast of blending colors for nightfall,
In the backdrop, city lights twinkle in yellow and white.

Fall colors streaks the atmosphere in bright vividness,
Orange fell on the cityscape outline,
Yellow shimmers in the background along the horizon,
A peach/apricot concoction of an autumn sunset is in the midst.


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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Thanks Emge!

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      Madan 2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      Lovely poems that raise the mind to the sublime

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Thanks Ann. I miss watching the sun rise and set over a frozen Lake Erie, back then. I'm so glad you love my poems. That sounds so lovely, Ann. Thanks for stopping by and making my morning.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      I love the journey through the day. Your poetry brings all those colours to our minds and evokes a wonderful scene. I also loved the sunrise and sunset poems. All brilliant!

      We have superb sunsets around here, across the sands and beyond over the estuary.


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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Thanks Flourish. :-) I'm so glad you loved the poetry.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      You've painted such a picture that I feel like I was there.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Thanks Alicia for your kind words. I'm so glad you love them!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This hub contains a beautiful description of colours, Kristen. The effect is lovely.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Thanks Marlene. I'm so glad you've enjoyed them.

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      These are beautiful descriptions of gorgeous sunsets. I really enjoyed reading them.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Thanks Gypsy.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Lovely and truly inspired.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Thanks Rachel for stopping by and commenting. You're welcome, my friend.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Kristen, Your poems are very descriptive and pretty. Thanks for sharing.

      Blessings to you.