The searing summer sun

sets on the distant horizon,

setting ablaze

in a shimmering heat haze

the careless cumulous clouds,

aglow with crimson incandescence.


Distant twinkling stars

awake in the turquoise twilight sky;

mysterious worlds,

afar and on high.


The end of another glorious day

with promise of more to come.

Days as fresh and glorious and

warmed by the glow of the sun.



Written by Darren Scanlon, May 2009

Revised 20th June 2015

©2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Wonderful to have that glorious Summer Sun Its not often you get days that blaze with heat haze, especially here in the UK.. 🙂 I really enjoyed this poem Darren and went perfectly with your image..
    Many thanks Sue

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    1. Ha haa, Good point, we do get them but they seem very fleeting. Thanks Sue.

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  2. A succinctly beautiful observation of the handing of the torch, as it were, from fiery day to tranquil night.

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  3. joylennick says:

    More of nature’s delights from Darren. Thanks for sharing.

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