Sunday, December 1, 2013

Purple Sunset


i chased after a glowing sunset tonight
as if it were the last one to behold,
and captured it before it was out of sight-
remember this next time we kiss

our love is here for us to hold,
and when the sun goes down at night
it keeps us warm if it gets cold

but love is fragile in all its might,
love is rare like pure gold,
love is transient as a purple sunset-
remember this next time we kiss
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A romantic roundel posted for Kerry's challenge at the Imaginary Garden With Real Toads. Shared with Poets United and Skywatch Friday. I rarely write poems that rhyme, but the roundel form is so enchanting and charming and I couldn't resist. The sunset was memorable tonight, worth chasing after. I couldn't resist that either. Smiles :)

56 comments:

  1. smiles...very nice...i like the allusions you make of love in that last stanza...beautiful rondel loredana

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    1. Thank you, Brian. Yes, love & sunsets seem to go together splendidly :)

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  2. What a sweet poem and a pretty sunset. Lovely post, Loredana!

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  3. A lovely poem reminding us how fragile life and love are...

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    1. Thank you, Donna. Yes, I was trying to show that fragility ... which makes it even more important to treasure love & each moment :)

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  4. Mi piace questa poesìa che suona come un canto antico,
    posso immaginare una musica insieme al tramonto viola.
    Buon inizio di settimana,cara Loredana!!! Abbracci,Rita.

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    1. Cara Rita, grazie! Ogni tanto scrivo poesie con la rima. E' vero che sono piu' musicali! Il tramonto viola era cosi' bello che non ho potuto resistere di catturarlo ... anche se faceva un po' freddo, ma sono scappata fuori con macchina fotografica in mano! Un grande abbraccio :)

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  5. so easy it is to forget just how fragile it is...

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    1. So true ... thank you for your insight :)

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  6. Love is a special thing that humans share. Hopefully we will all find true love someday.

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    1. True love is hard to find but it does exist. Thank you, George :)

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  7. A romantic roundel beautifully rendered. It is lovely to relate it to love, Well done Loredana!

    Hank

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  8. Oh, I can think of nothing better to chase than a sunset. Your photo was beautiful...and I loved the connections to love!!

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    1. Thank you, Mary! I'm always chasing sunsets and more ... so many beautiful things to photograph in nature. Glad you enjoyed the love connections :)

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  9. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! Poem and spectacular sunset photo. A purple one is rare indeed!

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    1. Thank you, Sherry ... I love it when the sky turns shades of purple ... and pink ... very soothing :)

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  10. It is sure a wonder to behold and warmth indeed sure takes seed

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    1. The warmth of love & sunset--
      doesn't get any better than that :)

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  11. Oh, this was so beautiful. Linking the magic of a sunset with the magic of love...oh, yes. That's perfection, Loredana.

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  12. And I forgot to add what an outstanding photo! Stunning!

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  13. romantic and beautiful words. and a stellar photo! just lovely.

    www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

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  14. I love the idea of chasing sunsets...beautiful colors flowing within.

    Beautiful image, too!

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    1. If you'd like to, email me about the form...there're a couple of things that could be tweaked if you like.

      hannahballistic@gmail.com

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    2. Thank you, Hannah! I enjoyed our lovely chat by email. I will definitely use your suggestions with the next roundel I write. I tried but could not rewrite this one within the syllable parameters. I do understand the form better now, thanks again! :)

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  15. You descriptive words really bring out the colours of your photograph - such a beautiful amalgamation of two artistic forms.

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    1. Thank you, Kerry! I really enjoyed writing my first roundel. Your prompt was inspirational :)

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  16. This way of describing love is so beautiful - there is a tone of sadness in your words too

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    1. Thank you, Bjorn. Yes, that underlying sadness ... just a bit of melancholy in realizing the fragility of love & life.

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  17. one of my fav things to do is to chase the sunsets, and if it's with the one i love... that's perfect. i can't explain the fascination with sunsets... really nice photograph and words. beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Natasa. I'm totally fascinated by sunsets. The colors of the sky keep changing swiftly ... as the sun sets over the horizon. It's just amazing :)

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  18. what a delightful read......i love the chase in roundel...and the spectacular sunset.....

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  19. A graceful love poem, with the gauzy quality as the purple sky in your striking photo.

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    1. the *same* gauzy quality, I meant to say!

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    2. Yes, the sky seemed translucent ... thank you, Joy :)

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  20. What a beautiful sunset! I've chased after a few sunrises and sunsets in my time :)

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    1. Thank you, Tammy ... sunrises are just as beautiful!

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  21. Beautiful words, and an equally beautiful photograph, Loredana!

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  22. Glorious words and so romantic...Did you have a nice thanksgiving?

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    1. Yes, I did. Hope yours was lovely. Thank you, Laurie! xx

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  23. But love is fragile in all its might......sigh.....so beautiful, Loredana. Hope you are staying warm and cozy under your lovely purple sunset. Hugs xo Karen

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    1. It's warm & cozy here, Karen. Still mild temperatures and no snow (yet :)

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  24. I love sunsets, and I loved this poem.
    R

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    1. Sumptuous ... I like that ... thanks, Michael :)

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  26. Thanks for the drop in at my site; lovely pic & poetics; nice that it can link up to several poetry sites; maybe one day I will find a 55 here; looking forward to it; smiles.

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    1. Thank you, Glenn. I haven't tried to write a 55 (yet :). Enjoyed your Christmas poem. Smiles.

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  27. LD, now I will get reminded of purple sunlight every time I kiss :) Beautiful lines.

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    1. Thank you, Rajesh ... glad this inspired you :)

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  28. L'amour est passager
    Si nous ne savons pas le retenir
    Il s'en ira ailleurs
    Vers d'autres cœurs plus accueillants
    Vers d'autres couchés de soleil ....

    Amicalement Pascal

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    1. C'est vrai, Pascal

      L'amour est comme une fleur
      Si le soleil brille
      Il devient un jardin

      Amicalement
      Loredana :)

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