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Day 7 “Sunsets” (#BlogFlash2012)

When the wood is in the wheelbarrow

And the order has been filled

Leaving wet cavities in the grey snow


My hands and feet have lapsed

Into painful sleep

My eyes blurred

By fictions of a shadow world


The evening star

Poised alone in the still, black night,

Faintly flickers, and

I am warm.

Day 7 "Sunsets" (#BlogFlash2012)


Sunset’s in Alaska are best served in Winter time….

We have no sunsets in Alaska right now, and no this is not a 10×10 poem. Though it SORT of gets dark around 10:30 the moon is already up, and it never gets pitch black till much later. It is worse closer to the solstice in June where we have NO sunsets because the sun bounces but never sets in the horizon. But hey, this is what summer time it is like in the Interior! If you are working outside and are not paying attention for the 2 minutes you get to see the sky change. You get nothing. Fall is when we have amazing sunsets and in the winter? When we have Sunrise happen and an hour later sunset, the sky bleeds those two amazing things together it is like someone sweeping a paintbrush from one side of the sky to the other. Pretty cool! So when I think of Sunsets I think of winter time here, hence why my imagery is winter time! I am putting this poem in my “to be worked on” pile. It needs a lot but I still followed my challenge of only working on it for 10 minutes with five minutes of editing.

#BlogFlash2012: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts

#BlogFlash2012 Challenge 30 days, 30 prompts, 30 posts. Every day there will be a different image/word prompt to inspire your writing, which could be anything from flash fiction to a real life anecdote.

I have chosen to do the majority as Haiku responses and 10×10 poems. I will spend no more than 15 minutes on either. (The 10×10 poems -10 minutes of writing with 5 minutes of editing, and  the Haiku’s done in under 5 minutes. This is my own personal challenge).

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Are you taking part in #blogflash2012? Where can I find yours? Please feel free to leave your link in the comments, I would LOVE to hook up and find out what everyone else is writing, doing and saying for the next 30 days!

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  1. I loved your description of an Alaskan sunset… Most of us see it as a daily occurrence and we forget to enjoy and appreciate it. I would love to see pictures of an Alaskan sunrise/sunset as your words have made it enticing! Thanks for sharing this!

  2. This is beautiful! I love that you followed it with the description (love that phrase ‘the sky bleeds those two …. together). 😉
    Show me some love!

  3. Loved the imagery, Kriss. This is beautiful.
    Show me some love!

  4. Oh Kriss, I love it! What a wonderful piece for this prompt!
    Show me some love!

  5. absolutely lovely, great flow
    Show me some love!


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