Edmund's Sunset

A Poem By Libby // 8/23/2018

Unbroken mists upon the water
Veils the island’s silhouette;
Just a shadowland, it caught her
Soul in its relentless clutch
With just a touch of violet
Amid an iridescent grey.

Her eyes saw none, but gazed far yonder,
Drawn unto the dusky light—
‘twas a sight to make one ponder
All the beauty of that land,
Enclosed in sand that shimmers white
When sunlight fades, when rests the day.

And as she looked out o’er the ocean,
To the bleak horizon flocked
Graceful gulls in sweeping motion,
Past her soaring far abroad;
And in untrodden lands she walked
Alone, to watch them fly away.

The currents rippled to the shoreland,
Crawling o’er the sandy beach;
Quiet waves unto her beckoned,
Calling her to water’s rim;
Her figure, slim, bent down to reach
The dewy mist of ocean’s spray.

She leaned so far, the swift tides caught her
In their harsh, relentless hold;
Down she sank into dark water,
Taken by unending sleep.
Above the deep, the sun, all gold,
Knew naught, but shone in bright array.

The world looked on in cold defiance,
Caring naught of what had passed.
All the seas danced on in silence,
O’er the maiden’s stony form,
No longer warm, but cold at last—
At peace, in death’s embrace, she lay.

The quiet mountains shadowed over
Where she last had danced abroad—
In the sands, there grew a clover,
Solitary in its grace.
And in that place of crumbled sod
Sweet heaven cast a blissful ray.

Comments

Beautiful writing! I also

Beautiful writing! I also just have to say that your word choice, not just in this piece but in all your writing, is spot on! And it just makes it so pleasing to read!

Joy J. | Thu, 08/23/2018

C.H. Spurgeon - "God’s mercy is so great that you may sooner drain the sea of its water, or deprive the sun of its light, or make space too narrow, than diminish the great mercy of God. "

Joy,

Thank you very much for your sweet comment - I am so honored and encouraged by it! Thank you, friend! ❤

Libby | Sat, 08/25/2018

“The gospel alone is the power of God unto salvation.
Therefore, suffer, yes. Be misunderstood, yes. Be shamed, yes. But do not be ashamed. For the joy set before you, take up your cross, follow Jesus, be shamed and despise the shame!" -- John Piper

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