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Sunsets of My Heart

Updated on April 6, 2012
"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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      chimmychan 7 years ago

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

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 7 years ago from Hawaii

      That's cool, coolmom! Thanks so much!

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      Nice pictures enjoyable reading too

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 7 years ago from Hawaii

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

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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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      Sylvia Van Velzer 7 years ago from Hawaii

      I appreciate your visit and kind comment myownworld!

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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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      Sylvia Van Velzer 7 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks Meteoboy! I appreciate your visit.

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      meteoboy 7 years ago from GREECE

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

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 7 years ago from Hawaii

      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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      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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      Sylvia Van Velzer 7 years ago from Hawaii

      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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      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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      Sylvia Van Velzer 7 years ago from Hawaii

      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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      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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      Sylvia Van Velzer 7 years ago from Hawaii

      Thank you milynch43! Appreciate your visit.

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      milynch43 7 years ago from Philippines

      The pictures are amazing. Excellent hub.

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 8 years ago from Hawaii

      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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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous 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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      Sylvia Van Velzer 8 years ago from Hawaii

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

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      SEM Pro 8 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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      Sylvia Van Velzer 8 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks Feline Prophet! I appreciate your comment.

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 8 years ago from Hawaii

      Thank you MFG! You are so sweet!

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago

      Lovely...a sight for sore eyes!

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      Montana Farm Girl 8 years ago from Northwestern Montana

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