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Updated on April 12, 2011
Sunset Photograph by Stepan
Sunset Photograph by Stepan
Another Sunset Photo, by Stephan
Another Sunset Photo, by Stephan
And Another...Photo by Stephan
And Another...Photo by Stephan


What is it about a Sunset that takes our Breath away...

Why is it so Magical, that we need to Photograph it,

Or Perserve it in our Minds when we don't have a Camera.

True, we don't see a Magnificent one every day...

And sometimes they are far and in between,

Maybe because Winter lasts so long...

And the Clouds are not ready to share the sky.

What is it about a Sunset?

No matter what our age, it always makes us Smile.

We look upon it's Beauty... and for a brief moment,

It takes all our troubles of that day away.

It gives us Hope of another Tomorrow...

Or it can be a reminder of the End of another

Wonderful Day.

What is it about a Sunset?

It is a Star, that Shines for us,

And bathes us in it's Rays of Sun,

Until another Day is done...

And other Sunset has begun.


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    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Shygirl for your Beautiful commentary as well, and for voting this one Up and Awesome! That is greatly appreciated!

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      7 years ago

      There is nothing else like it, it seems. To close out ones day with such beauty. It's always a comfort to look upon. Thanks for sharing your wonderful poem, b. Malin. : ) Up and awesome!

    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Denise for stopping by and your lovely comments! Happy Mother's Day to you!

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful, again. Rated it up.

    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      Thank you James for stopping by and adding your comments, and enjoying my Poem. Always appreciated.

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      I love sunsets, especially over water. There is something about them that is universally pleasing to the human eye. Thank you for the exceptional poem. I enjoyed this Hub.

    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      How very Sweet Epigramman...I was away for a few days, but now I'm back...Looking forward to enjoying your Hubs once again.

      Thanks for sharing those wonderful thoughts CP...Long time, so glad that you stopped by. I must return the visit...See you soon.

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      Christopher Price 

      7 years ago from Vermont, USA

      When I retired I told a friend at work that what the end of my life as a second shift employee meant to me was that I would have the chance to view 260 sunsets a year that I would otherwise have missed. And I do my best every day to look to the west and appreciate my good fortune.

      Sunsets are my favorite time of day.


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      7 years ago

      ...well it's probably because I always see the 'sunset' in your eyes ......

    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the compliments Bluestar, I've been a way for a few days...I'll tell Lover Man you liked his Photos too.

      Loved your comments Erin, spoken like a true writer. Thanks for enjoying!

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      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Sunsets are beautiful ways to end a day. I love when you can see the sun and the moon at the same time in the same sky at sun set. Its almost as if the moon is saying "Get some rest, I'll take it from here." What a beautiful poem. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Hi b. just on the button again. Lovely hub, stunning photos and much love. x

    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      No as I told Fiddleman...they came from the Jersey Shore compliments of Lover Man and one of his many talents. Thanks Sally so much for your Fabulous comments as well.

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      Truckstop Sally 

      7 years ago

      I was thinking these pics were taken from the cruise. Beautiful! My Grandmother always called this time of the evening "slippery" because the sun just seems to slip into the horizon so quickly and effortlessly. Fabulous read when you need a moment to relax and reflect. Thanks for sharing.

    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Fossillady, Loverman takes most of the pictures that I use, and these photos really inspired me to write about a "Sunset".

      They must be Breathtaking Fiddleman...These were taken on the Jersey Shore by my Man.

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      7 years ago

      Love to see sunsets over the Blue Ridge with all the color in the evening skies.

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      7 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      They are a beautiful sight for our eyes, that I know! Lovely poem B.

    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      Daydreamer Thank you for Loving this one...and I'll tell Lover Man that you liked his pictures, they inspired me to write this piece.

      Thanks WillStarr for thinking it Lovely!

      Jaggedfrost, thank you too, your comments were much appreciated.

    • Jaggedfrost profile image


      7 years ago

      plus it is lovely.

      color resplendent

      like the author

      here attendant its ode.

    • WillStarr profile image


      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Lovely sentiments!

    • daydreamer13 profile image


      7 years ago

      I love this. What sense of serenity this brings. And beautiful pictures as well. Bravo!

    • b. Malin profile imageAUTHOR

      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      50 Caliber, I feel so honored by all your wonderful comments, thank you so much...And Bless you too.

      Ahh Ahorseback she didn't know what she gave up, and hopefully you find the Right One to watch the rest of your Sunsets with. Thanks for sharing and thanks for enjoying.

      Thanks Breakfastpops for voting this one up and Awesome as well as Beautiful.

      Acaetnna, how right you are with your Thoughts on Sunsets. Thanks for loving it and my Man, Lover Man, took the pictures, so he says "Thank you" too.

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      7 years ago from Guildford

      You are right there is nothing more beautiful than a sunset. I believe that every sunset tells a special story. I loved your poem and your stunning choice of photos.

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      7 years ago

      I agree with 50 who certainly has seen his share of magnificent sunsets. Up awesome and very beautiful.

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      7 years ago

      I agree with 50 caliber, I remember once a long time ago , I was 18 and sitting with a girl in a field watching the sun go down and she asked me "where does it go?" and being the profound kind of guy I thought I was I said , "It just goes over that ridgeline there , and the next one and the next one so that others like us can watch it too." And she looked at me and said ,"that was a beautiful thing you just said ", I was pretty proud of myself until she followed the sunset west to another young man......Ha. Beautiful poem.

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      50 Caliber 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      b.Malin, what a sweet yet powerful ode to the fire ball that gives us warmth and light, the power of life each spring. I think I'll print this and put a magnet on the refrigerator door so I can read it often voted up, useful, awesome and beautiful. Much thanks and blessings to you, 50


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