Sea of Sunset

Sea of sunset


This is the land the sunset washes,

These are the banks of the Yellow Sea;

Where it rose, or whither it rushes,

These are the western mystery!






Night after night her purple traffic

Strews the landing with opal bales;

Merchantmen poise upon horizons,

Dip, and vanish with fairy sails.


Emily Dickinson

5 replies
  1. Lee Lofland
    Lee Lofland says:

    Well, I’ve been posting these Weekend Road Trip photos for years, hoping someone could use at least one of them as inspiration for setting.

  2. Maryann Mercer
    Maryann Mercer says:

    I’ve only recently re-discovered how wonderful and image evoking poetry can be but these pictures are so striking that I begin to understand a little just how evocative settings themselves can be to the creation of poetry itself. Thanks for sharing. I love standing on shores (lake, river levees, ocean) and letting my imagination roam as to where the current or tide might take me if I simply found a worthy vessel and let myself drift a bit.

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