This blog was originally one of four parts of the WTTW art, photography and writing challenge. Due to lack of participation this blog now consists of past contributions, but is open to future writing submissions, with my approval.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Sunrises and Sunsets should be a perfect inspiration for poems and contemplation, It would be great to see your thoughts here. Submit yours to

"How Many Sunsets?"
I used to look at sunsets and notice the colors of the sky and the sun setting on the horizon. The deep orange and the glowing red. The band of yellow peeking through.

But now I focus on other things. Like how quickly the sun disappears and darkness closes in.

My perception has changed. What was once a cause for excitement and celebration, has been replaced with pangs of loss.

Another day gone. Another New Year.

I can't stop time. Or the sun from setting.

And I'm so grateful to see it rise another day.

Submitted by
Nancy (Every Photo Tells A Story)

Every 24 hours, I'm given a gift,
That brings my heart joy, and my spirit a lift.

The sky comes ablaze, sunrise or sunset
With wondrous colors I won't soon forget.

We're blessed with not knowing, exactly how many,
Of these sights we will see...So I try not to miss any.

James Parker

The rays of sun in the light of dawn...
My inspiration from the day I was born.

Justin Hayward (Moody Blues)
from "Long, Long Highway"

We have a Creator. His spiritual world is within us, around us, ...above and beyond. But in His spiritual universe is the Yin and the Yang. The good and evil. The positive and the negative. It is the way of all things.

But we have the tool of attraction. If our focus is negative, we attract negative things and the result is depression and despair. If our focus is positive, then we attract positive things and the result is joy and the ability to cope.

As humans, we are far from the "finished product" of creation. This little earthly, fleeting wisp of lifetime is not the end.

In the beauty of the sunrises and sunsets, we are given a glimpse of the glorious realm that lies beyond the blue horizon.

James Parker