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Updated on July 17, 2013

By: Wayne Brown

The last rays of sunlight mark the close of day

The sun over the horizon steady on its way

Darkness blankets the land with a mood sublime

That special time of evening; it’s twilight time

Birds begin to settle into their treetop rest

Crickets chirp to one another with their request

A slight breeze gently brushing the wind chime

Special, special moments here at twilight time

The heat of day is gone as temps begin to drop

A Whippoorwill is lonely; his calling never stops

And off on the far ridge a coyote’s yipping line

All rolled into the moments marking twilight time

A peaceful easy hangs in the air; lingering around

‘Ol hoot owl begins to call; time to make his rounds

The night is waking up; the brighter stars already shine

We’re living in the special moment; it’s twilight time

The time when day gives way to love’s romance

The solitude of love into which two hearts dance

Gentle loving touch; a tender kiss; arms entwined

Fleeting love’s destination moment; twilight time

The pink, blue, and gold tones of evening’s sunset

A prize cast upon the eyes; a gift we cannot forget

The slow darkening of light into moon-glow’s shine

A time when everything is good; it’s twilight time

Time to lean back in the swing and take in this event

It is so short-lived; the time between came and went

God’s gift of evening painted on a canvas so sublime

A moment that makes life worth living; twilight time

©Copyright WBrown2012. All Rights Reserved

20 July 2012


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      miss_jkim 5 years ago

      I am breathless, this is absolutely beautiful!

      Voted up and beautiful, shared on fb and pinned on my favorite poetry board.

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      snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada

      Wayne, you've really caught the feeling here, with your beautiful poem and song. regards, snakeslane

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are everything that is great about the Arts! You captured last night perfectly! Bravo my friend!

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @miss jkim...I waited for the inspiration and it came...what a magical thing it truly is. Thanks much. WB

      @snakeslane....Thank you, so glad you enjoyed this one. WB

      @billybuc...Whoa! That's a tall order but I'll sure take it as a compliment. Thanks much, Bill! WB

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      whonunuwho 5 years ago from United States

      I like your writing style and is similar to my own. You have a nice way of expressing the senses and putting them on the canvas of your painted and written works.

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      One word.. breathtaking!!

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Senoritta is right your poem is breathtaking and amazing.

      Voted up and awesome, Joyce.

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @whonunuwho...Thank you very much for those kind words. I write mostly from inspiration and do not try to force to point. Luckily, I get lots of inspiration! LOL! WB

      @Senoritta...Gee! That's a great of my favorites too! Thanks much! WB

      @writer20....Soon I will have to write about the different colors in chicken feathers as I will have covered most subjects by then....I suppose I could always start over! So glad you liked it, Joyce. Thanks much! WB

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      Ryem 5 years ago from Maryland

      This poem is amazing. You've chosen the perfect words to describe my favorite time of the day!

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @Ryem....Great! So glad you enjoyed it. I tried to connect with all the sensations which I have experienced in those tranquil moments. Thanks much! WB

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      SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

      This is beautiful! It puts one in the moment."The time when day gives way to love’s romance /The solitude of love into which two hearts dance" Wayne, ok if I quote this to my love one as we enjoy the sublime pleasures of twilight time?:)

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @SilentReed...I can think of no better use of the words than your my guest Sir! Thanks much! WB

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      Yes indeed you leave this city slicker breathless. I am totally relaxed as I envision exactly what you scribe here my friend. I love twilight time, something very special about it. The calm, the tender times when all life seems suspended in time, calm settle across the world for this bit of time.

      God certainly graced us with Twilight as a special peaceful message, to take the time for one another. Twilight let it never end. Beautifully done my friend, you have the magic in your heart.

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      What a moving and beautiful piece about the most beautiful time of day. Up beautiful and awesome

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @Vincent Moore...I guess I have no stronger message than write what you feel...that's all I did here. Thanks much for the great words and commentary! WB

      @breakfastpop...Thanks much, Poppy. It is certainly a nice time of day. WB

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Excellent poem. Very beautiful. Voted Way Up In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @Faith Reaper...Thanks so glad you enjoyed it. WB

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. This is so beautiful the words so magical. Loved it and got all caught up in the beauty of twilight time.

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @Gypsy Rose Lee....Thank you! WB

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      While some days end with a better spectacle than others, every twilight usually has it's own message. Great work Wayne.

      The Frog

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @The Frog Prince...Oh my...I can certainly idenify with position but whe it is right...the star are aligned! Thank, Jim. WB

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      For some reason your poem had a very calming affect on me. This would be a great one to record. That way on those nights that I can't sleep I could listen to your poem. Wayne would you consider putting this one into audio/video?

      Up and beautiful!

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @Just Ask Susan...I am currently working on a computer based audio recording system for my PA that I use with my know, the one I play poorly and sing even worse. Once I can work out the bugs, maybe I can look at putting togther something for YouTube using this poem as the base. Thanks for the idea and the good words, Susan! WB

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      Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

      Beautiful. Thank you for taking me to a better world for a few moments.

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      Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

      @Dim Flaxenwick...Thank you as well...I am so glad I could make that transformation for you! WB

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York must be my Hero.....this hub has rescued me from a very bad mood and uncharacteristic attitude.......Been dealing with computer issues and Hp glitches.......discovering that "yes," when pushed to a certain frustration level....I can get mighty GROUCHY!!

      Thanks for making me stop and smell the roses......and the coffee too!

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      Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

      @fpherj48...We all need a place to sometimes and that was what I was trying to convey with this one...a tranquility and solitude readily at hand for the taking...what better than twilight time. Glad things are better and so glad that I could help you get there! WB

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      Yonder Moon 4 years ago

      Lovely, this was an absolute delight to read

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      A most enjoyable work and much appreciated, Wayne, I like the flow and rhyming scheme in he poem and I see you have quite a talent in writing.

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      Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

      @Yonder Moon...Thank you, Glad you like this one! WB

      @whonunuwho....Yes, it had a very calming effect on me as I was writing it. Thanks much! WB

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