Sunset

I have always liked the sun. Of course, there are times I wished it did not shine so very brightly at the most inappropriate moments, like when I am hiking up a hill on an exposed trail and forgot to bring my sunblock (as usual). However, without the sun, we would be cold and walking around in darkness, and the plants would not be able to grow, so we would starve. So, with all this in mind, I wrote a poem about the beauty of the setting sun today. 🙂

Photo taken at Northam Beach Cafe on 9 May 2014.

Photo taken at Northam Beach Cafe, Penang Island, on 9 May 2014.

Poetic style

This poem was written in the style of an Ottava Rima. It is an Italian poem made up of eight lines that rhyme. Each line consists of eleven syllables.

An Ottava Rima poem is made up of an octave with the following rhyming pattern:

 ab
 ab
 ab
 cc

The rhyming pattern for my poem is shown below:

Sunset

(a) As surely as the sun shines high in the sky
(b) Illuminating the world with its warm glow
(a) The earth spins tirelessly as it bids goodbye
(b) The fiery orb hangs low as the waters flow
(a) For a moment it seems as if it would fly
(b) Escape the extinguishing waves that swallow
(c) Only to relent and sink into the night
(c) Bidding us adieu, as the moon blazes bright

Here are some more sunset photos I took a while ago. I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed taking them. 🙂

Sunset at Morib Beach. Photo taken on 31 August 2012.

Sunset at Morib Beach. Photo taken on 31 August 2012.

Sunset at Morib Beach. Photo taken on 31 August 2012.

Sunset at Morib Beach. Photo taken on 31 August 2012.

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About khorhmin

Khor Hui Min thinks of life as a continuous learning process and believes in a healthy balance in work and life. She is a freelance writer, who is active in publishing poems and short stories. She moonlights as a facepainter for the Malaysian Nature Society, and also enjoys creating and carving pottery. She has a Bachelor of Computer Science and Master of Science (Environmental Science). You can read more of her writing at https://projectprose.wordpress.com/ and https://huiminskitchen.wordpress.com/
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