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Transitions...a poem

Updated on March 16, 2014
Glorious Sunset from Charmaine Chiu
Glorious Sunset from Charmaine Chiu
Sitting on the dock from Ross Nieuwburg
Sitting on the dock from Ross Nieuwburg
Wood and Rust from John Dalkin
Wood and Rust from John Dalkin
Dingy at Dongara from Slippery Jim
Dingy at Dongara from Slippery Jim
stars over dark waters from Paul Rodriguez
stars over dark waters from Paul Rodriguez


By Tony DeLorger © 2014

The shift of light imbues the fading sky,

with a fantasy of merging colour,

and water glistens, catching that river of gold,

as it shimmers from here to an infinite horizon.

Like jewels tossed in a bed of violet blue,

it transfixes, like a path to the end of time,

and my mind wanders,

immersed in the beauty of yet another day,

melding into the darkness rest,

souls to drift in serenity, dreaming of days to come.

Stars find there way into the darkening sky,

like glimmers of hope, each one a wish, a dream,

and I gaze upon them with wonder,

those vast empty spaces where worlds are born,

and life finds a way,

in the comfort of an omniscient hand.

The pier creaks beneath me,

its grey weathered face lined with age,

always moving, expanding, contracting,

as the tides mark time in an endless passage.

A rusty chain beats out a clinking song against a metal brace,

its high pitched distinctive sound soaring across the bay,

above the hush of lapping water

and dinghies moored to sleep,

and I imagine the fervent activity of the day,

the smell of salty air and fresh fish in the hull,

but now the sky recedes into night,

like a blanket, life tucked in and losing consciousness.

Soon the stars will fill the sky,

dominate this world of sleep,

until life once more returns in glorious light,

to wipe the sleep from weary eyes

and do it all again,

reap the bounty and live another day in paradise.

The natural world is a marvel, don't ever let a moment go unnoticed.



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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Absolutely John, we so often forget what we have and where we are. The world, for all its problems, is a magical place. Glad you liked it. Have a great day.

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      John Hansen 

      5 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What a wonderful poem Tony. Really made me feel that I was on the pier, smelling the salty air with the water slapping against the wood under my feet. Great imagery. There are marvels all around us, we just need to appreciate them.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks FR, glad you enjoyed it. Always nice to hear from you. Have a great day.

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, each day is a beautiful gift and you have written so beautifully of each day's transition.

      Up and more and sharing.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper


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