Poetry

Eventide

By 26th October 2017 December 9th, 2019 No Comments

Settling back at the end of the day
At the hush of eventide
A stillness o’er the scene before you
As though the whole world is pacified
All the boats have come to moorings
At the end of a busy day
From a pastime that gives much pleasure
All the sailors well satisfied
As they stow their gear away

After spending many happy hours
In various vessels that float
Albeit a humble dinghy with oars
Or a high powered Motor Boat
Maybe a luxury sailing yacht
With mainsail & spinnaker too
Or a high powered Gin Palace afloat
With a sport minded drinking crew
So it’s back to the scene before us
With the grass and weed near the shore
Still water on the horizon
Boats on their moorings as many times before
The sun has nearly gone now
‘cept an idyllic picture to behold
The Blue Mauve and Magenta
Softly tinged with a band of Gold
So it’s time to say goodbye now
And put another sailing day to rest
Sufficient to say Mother Nature has allowed us
To see Eventide at it’s very best

Dennis Shrubshall

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