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TWILIGHT

TWILIGHT


I LOVE BEST, NOT THE YELLOW SUN
OR LIGHT OF THE SILVER MOON,
NOR GREY, THAT SEEPS ACROSS THE SKY,
TO WHISPER, DAWN COMES SOON

FOR MY LOVE IS OF TWILIGHT,
WHEN THE DAY IS ALMOST DONE,
THE BIRDS, HAVE CEASED THERE SINGING,
GOD'S HAND, HAS ALL BUT QUENCHED THE SUN

TIS THEN I LOVE THAT STILLNESS
IN THE LAST BREATH OF THE DAY,
THE AULD WANS, ALWAYS SAID THAT TWAS
THE ANGELS, HOUR TO PRAY,

TIS THEN I PAUSE, TO STAND AND LOOK
FAR AWAY, OUT O'ER THE GLEN,
ASK GOD, TO LET ME LIVE TO SEE,
THE TWILIGHT, ONCE AGAIN.


BEN GUIRY { EXCERPT, FROM THE BOOK, FOOTPRINTS OF THE HEART }
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Posted: Aug 2010
About this poem:
An old woman, who lived in a hollow part of the valley, climbed to higher ground, to stand by an old gate, and watch the gold, or pink hue of twilight, thrown out across the hill, which she loved dearly, sometimes while strolling of an evening, id met her there, and we muzed, to while away an hour, and watch the gloming. the poem Twilight, is in her memory, Babbie Johnson, may you rest in peace and stillness, of your beloved Twilight. auld wans, a local expression, meaning old women

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Ladyjj
Hauntingly beautiful tribute of twilight for Babbie Johnson..

Thank you Ben for sharing.
Ljj angel
ben999
thank you ladyjj, i just hope i done her memory proud, she was a grand poor crater.
Happygolucky4u
Absolutely beautiful. I love twighlight. And I also love dawn. rose
opentuit
I'm with you, HGL... I love both twilight and dawn!!angel
And this is a beautiful, heart-felt piece. purple heart
Apostophe
Tis the loveliest poem i've read in a long while.


wave
ben999
thank you, happygolucky, twilight, and dawn are special indeed, both create there own unique, individual magic.
ben999
thank you, opentuit, praise from the sweet one, is praise indeed.
paloma66
Such a glowing,mellow,tribute so well written for Babbie,bless your dear heart Ben.I love dawn & Twilight,I have written a story on the twilight years.Thank you for sharing these lovely thoughts.thumbs up handshake bouquet
ben999
Apostophe, thank you for your kindest of remarks, i wanted to kindly remember, this sweet old lady, who had a, gentleness of spirit, as her funeral, left the valley, as a matter of respect twas remarked, ''even the ghosts are leaving''
ben999
thank you, paloma, im glad you enjoyed it, sometimes the pen cooperates with the heart, it did in this instance i think.
Ricochette
Dusk is a magickal time of day or night? Does it end or is it just the beginning? rose lips
ben999
Ricochette, dusk is the end of day, for light seekers, for those nocturnal, of which i am, it is our dawn, and the beginning, often i appreciate this, as i sit and watch the gloming, as the sun lays down to die, on the hill behind me.
beautifulyou
"IN THE LAST BREATH OF THE DAY,
THE AULD WANS, ALWAYS SAID THAT TWAS
THE ANGELS, HOUR TO PRAY,"



Wow! Ty for sharing this with us ben.
hug

Deeply moving, two Souls sharing the
moments you did ~
ben999
thank you, beautifulyou, im glad you liked it,
jeddah12
applause YOU WILL ALWAYS LIVE YOUR LIFE TO SEE THE TWILIGHT...VERY NICE SIR,NICE SHAREapplause bouquet
ben999
thank you jeddah, im glad you enjoyed the twilight, lets hope it dosent come too early for us.
andrew149
Thanks Ben, wonderful poem, I thought that there would probably be more to this story, answered in "About this poem"....Andrew.
ben999
thanks andrew, glad you liked it, yes the story behind the lines, helps give a little insight, which i like.
caroljoyce
Lovely write. There is something mesmerising about the twilight. I think the write would be more effective if the colour was bluey/grey--kindly meant.

CJ
ben999
thank you caroljoyce, the twilight is very special indeed, glad you enjoyed the poem.
Gashly
yes ben, the stillness...the breath of god, quieting the noise of the day...it's magical. it's comforting beyond words. and this is a lovely tribute. thank you for the backstory and for sharing.
Ladybee42
this is just lovely ben, i could feel and see the scene before me, a wonderful tribute.
thumbs up thumbs up bouquet bouquet bouquet
ben999
thank you Gashly, for your kind words, glad you enjoyed.
ben999
thank you ladybee, im glad it touched your heart, i was very sad when she died, i often think of her, in fondness, as i pass that old gate, and wonder, does her spirit still come to watch the twilight, at the angels hour to pray.
Apostophe
Just had to read it once more.


The colours are perfect.


Tis so beautiful, have seen it exactly like this so often.



wave
ben999
apostophe, thank you so much, that i might have done some justice, to this kindly old lady is gratifying indeed, sometimes the heart has butterfly moments, and we get it right.
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ben999
apostophe, thank you so much, that i might have done some justice, to this kindly old lady is gratifying indeed, sometimes the heart has butterfly moments, and we get it right.
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danielbrown
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I am Daniel and the moon
Ready for the twilight
I don't always look the same.
Sometimes I'm an angel,
But i am a Daniel. just the same
Sometimes only a song
Is all that you can hear
Sometimes I'm star,
Sometimes just a smile.
Sometimes I surprise you
Then hide for awhile
Look up in the sky tonight
Look for my guiding light
There i am in the twilight
Thanking everyone
Daniel angel from Cape Cornwall
ben999
thanks daniel, imagery you use is always stunning, along with your poems.
eria1212
Thats pretty intence. I like it alot.thumbs up
ben999
thank you, eria, i really liked the old lady a lot, and tried to express her love of twilight, '' the angels hour to pray ''
gotitall
thank you paloma glad you enjoyed it.
ntm72
I had not the chance to review all of poetry. That is what i am accoplishing today. I love all of your poetry. 999 ways.
gotitall
thank you ntm, im glad you enjoyed this particular piece, she was a lovely poor crater, god rest her soul.
gotitall
thank you ntm, im glad you enjoyed this particular piece, she was a lovely poor crater, god rest her soul.
admire1
You're so talented. That poem is so beautiful,
and in someone's memorey - even more beautiful,
thank you for sharing it with us all. Precious memories x
gotitall
thank you admire 1, precious memories indeed, sad though they be, in part at least.sad flower
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