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Odes to Sunsets

Updated: Aug 12, 2023

Recently, we offered a themed challenge, the requirement for poets to write an Ode to Sunsets. Though there are various forms of odes, we stuck to the Irregular which has no protocols and only focuses on the praising of the main subject, in this occasion, the Sunset. We chose ONE best entry (written by ENCY BEARIS) and four other poets we absolutely could not pass over for their odes were descriptive in praise. Also, as our acknowledgement for Mr. Bearis Ode, we gifted him with the newly published book of Author Maria Evelyn Quilla Soleta's book, "Chasing Sunsets with You", with a picture of Ency holding up her book, which we will include in the image gallery at end of this feature.


AN ODE TO SUNSETS I loved to be by beach to rest Where I have peace of mind, the best And thereby watching the sunset Sky's things to view in silhouette Like in a hide and seek they play Against sunlight, somehow, some way A great scenario at horizon Sunset scenes taking my attention As I'm watching sunset by the beach Other events to my feelings reached Waves of cacophony of caprice Tuneful sounds are adding to my peace Lullaby in similarity Although refrains in asperity Along with zephyr's blow at sunset Cordial, refreshing to mindset Oh how awesome, be in twilight Glorious time, and with delight However, there's real pathos bites me When sun being swallowed by the sea Oh not, just the sun to be ahead Be comfortable, sleep at seabed Ah, it's nature's act I construe Sun's daily routine to go through Sun to rest thereafter taxing day Yet, I enjoyed sunsets anyway Sunsets, my solace, I extol Be in ease mind, my life is whole. © ENCY BEARIS USA


AN ODE TO SUNSETS (DIPOLOG GLIMPSES) The enigma of a sunset never ends its splendor evokes pathos to hearts it sends it cushions the asperity of daily living a tribute to a day's end without misgivings. The golden ebony of daylight and sundown intertwines, the panoramic light spreads in the skies It is construed as homage to a princess reluctant to leave her throne, her caprice. Oh divine sunset, the royalty of the majestic sky you paint a portrait of splendor for birds to fly the clouds hovering, guarding their treasure sealing the fate of the day with pleasure. The skies and the seas blend with nature merging as one, its reflection without measure Waves kissing the ebony sand of the shore truly a work of art, elegance galore. Oh divine sunset, you never fail to impress your beauty always relieves the stress. You are the keeper of my varied emotions as I stare into your soul's reflection. © ROSEMARIE MIRANDA


AN ODE TO SUNSETS I watch. your death each day and dusk appears Your glowing orb so constant through the years And as you leave then darkness like a shroud Engulfs the earth victorious and proud All day you burn with light so we might see You give us heat that rises by degree Without you no tomorrows would ensue Our world would die...there's nothing to construe Each sunset just reminds us once each day That life goes on in magical array For your demise each day brings hope and peace Assured tomorrows, bring a new caprice At sunrise, when you slowly reappear To journey through a never ending year We greet you at the ending of each day A pathos yet...a wonderful display! © ANDREE MALENOIR


AN ODE TO SUNSETS: "THE SILHOUETTE OF THE SUNSET" A glimpse of your stunning beauty of tranquility Makes me be relaxed and stressed free of anxiety My favorite thing to look in the azure mirrored sky A sunset of hues like a kaleidoscopic lens hanging high Sitting on a quiet spot piling up with sudden emotions Reminiscing childhood memories I felt when lonesome It's a magical thing to glance Like a wand flip you in a trance A picturesque view I always want Along watching insects haunt Its peaceful sight gives solace A nimbus glow that's flawless Mesmerized by its golden rays of pathos decrease Gazing for hours till the flame finally ceases The silhouette of the sunsets twin hiding As you come forward in charge and gliding Such a wondrous sight when the caprice of sunset gone Awaiting when you rise again till it's time for dawn. © GLORIA MAGALLANES-LOEB


AN ODE TO SUNSETS The incandescent Star of the sky Sparkles and burns, Hanging like a luminous pendant, Keeps alive the spirit of life, Both living and inanimate. But nobody dares glance at the raging Fire in which you dwell So comfortably, and well. When you come down With your chariot of fire, After a hard day's journey, We enjoy your soothing, resplendent Light, bereft of the asperities, In a cacophony of caprice and color. Amorous waves rejoice and rise, In anticipation of twilight and the moon. The mackerel sky, Spangled in fierce orange and Passionate crimson, Serenades the seagulls flying low, Circling over the dusky sea, In search of the last supper. It is time for revellers, Lovers, young and old, and those Grieving their construed loss, To throng the beaches, For a revival of life and hope, This is the enigmatic hour of Chiaroscuro When you plunge, Headlong in the waters, slowly Planting your last fiery kiss On the face of the nubile night, Before calling it a day. © KALUCHARAN SAHU In the slideshow below, along with our introductory image, we are including the photography of poetess, Gloria Magallanes-Loeb.

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