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Author Name: PremiumLindaM 24 Comments
Date Added: February 07, 2013 22:02:48 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
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Key West Sunset
Key West Sunset
Children frolic with brightly colored pails in hand.
Enthusiastically, they build castles of powdery white sand.
Farther down the beach, in Mallory Square, musicians robustly play
in celebration of an inspired and daring display.
The heavens are ablaze with a immense orange ball of fire.
It glows intensely with a beauty that words are inadequate to convey.
Mother Nature is in her best and rarest form today.
The clouds are framed by the setting sun in a sheer curtain of light.
They range in hues from vivid red-orange to a lovely pale peach.
The light filters down and gently blushes the beach.
Silhouetted by the setting sun, graceful palms sway with ease.
Their animated fronds whisper in the gentle eastward breeze.
Gulf waters kissed with hues of gold and violet blue dance gracefully
 like ballroom dancers gliding in unison to a lovely Viennese waltz.
It's stunning beauty is forever locked in memory's vault.
The dance is interrupted by a pair of dolphins frolicking in the waves.
Their jubilant antics both delight and amaze.
Slowly the great ball slips beyond the horizon as the crowd applauds.
Calls of bravo! bravo! ring out as Mother Nature takes her leave.
Her production of Key West Sunset was splendid indeed!




Author's Notes:
This is a repost of a poem I wrote several years ago.  
I lived in Key West for a couple of years a when I was in my early twenties. 
It was a very happy and carefree time in my life that I will always cherish.
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Comment By: FreeWide Awake on October 20, 2013 09:00:02 AM Report
This was lovely, Linda...colorful and musical :o)

You have a wonderful way with the descriptive!


Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on August 19, 2013 07:16:31 AM Report

well Linda you really deserve a standing ovation from every one here at creative for this one.

after reading this I should leave work now  and head for the beach and play in the surf and sun.


Comment By: FreeTim on June 5, 2013 10:34:06 AM Report
And it was all for free. What an entertaining poem. People would pay to have days like that, you're very fortunate to have had that stored away as a cherished memory. Nice poem.
Comment By: Freeroger on April 5, 2013 03:21:03 PM Report
this was a beautiful peace keep up the great work
Comment By: FreeSteve on February 12, 2013 05:20:14 PM Report

I have been
to Key West twice and you have done an excellent job of describing it.

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on February 8, 2013 06:43:37 PM Report
Florida sunsets are one of Life's rewards. Key West sunsets are surely the most spectacular of all. Your poem is "splendid indeed!" Welcome back! It's good to see you. ML
Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on February 8, 2013 10:51:39 AM Report
What a performance!  This transcends Broadway.  A painting, surely.  --David
Comment By: FreeBrian Dziokonski on February 8, 2013 09:29:02 AM Report
A poem of spectacular imagery Linda! Well done, Brian.
Comment By: FreeAlistair Muir on February 7, 2013 11:39:45 PM Report

I was fortunate to cross the pond and visit the Keys -- this poem brought everything back -- the sights the smells the ambiance...what a thoroughly enchanting piece.  I absolutely adored this poem --



Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on February 4, 2013 10:19:02 PM Report

I am so pleased that you reposted this beauty...with comments intact!  The names and faces are so familiar to's like "old times".  This poem has so many wonderful aspects...great imagery, vivid colors, great rhyme, and meter.  So easy to picture and enjoy...

Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on August 23, 2008 11:04:35 PM Report
This is the most elegant susnset poem I've ever read, Linda...Just breathtaking stuff!!...len
Comment By: FreeCathy on August 19, 2008 11:30:42 AM Report
Your imagery was so very perfect you just painted a clear and beautiful picture of the keys It was like I was there.. I really enjoyed reading this breathtaking poem and loved evry wonderful word of it

Comment By: FreeS on August 18, 2008 09:35:05 PM Report
oh yeh key west sunsets are beautiful indeed esp for those of us luck enough to see them
awesome poem

Comment By: FreeFLETCHER on August 18, 2008 12:23:01 PM Report
Beauty Excellence
Vivid. Imagery at its best.

Yours ...........Fletch

Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on August 17, 2008 01:44:15 AM Report
Such lovely vivid imagery. I certainly enjoyed this excellent piece.


Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on August 16, 2008 05:38:38 PM Report
I often respond like this to poets who make such comments as this:-


It glows intensely with a beauty that words are inadequate to convey.


No poet should be saying that words are inadequate,  it is a poet's job to make the words count - Here is Wordsworth:-

                                         And I have felt
      A presence that disturbs me with the joy
      Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
      Of something far more deeply interfused,
      Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,
      And the round ocean and the living air,
      And the blue sky, and in the mind of man;


And in any case your words are far from inadequate Linda.





Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on August 15, 2008 03:06:16 PM Report
I always thought that nature was most admirably displayed in the sunset over the sea.


Ali x

Comment By: FreeHenry M. on August 15, 2008 02:39:08 PM Report
The beauty of a sunset could never be duplicated, only nature holds the magical recipe for that! I welcome you back into the fold Linda, it's good to have you back among us.   Henry
Comment By: Freejess on August 15, 2008 12:09:49 AM Report

This is a beautiful poem....

Glad you reposted it...

Comment By: Freeb doneff on August 14, 2008 09:20:53 PM Report
I could live on the beach, and did a couple of times. This took me there too, and it was so comfy feeling! I slipped my shoes off expecting sand, and got...carpet! ugh! Oh well, we can always dream, can't we?
This was wonderful...really enjoyed the trip.

Comment By: Freejohn carter on August 14, 2008 02:27:47 PM Report
I enjoyed this so much. The rhyme is in time to the meter. Excellent.


Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on August 14, 2008 06:36:28 AM Report
 Goodness so glad you posted this again.... your style of this visial time is priceless... I await more of your wonderful poetry... Thank you for all the kind comments on my mortal humble poems your a dear friend...I treasure them...hugs ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeGee on August 14, 2008 03:18:02 AM Report


Though this is your repost poem...I still do enjoy myself reading this beautiful poem from you.

Such a Great Write my dear friend....



gee xxx

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on August 14, 2008 12:15:15 AM Report
Splendid indeed...I appreciated the colorful display you described so adequately Linda. Very nice imagery here!




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