The Descent

The Descent


Without a hint of sound

The sun descended out of the dusk sky

devouring every living thing

in its path..

Only to finally be


by the bravery of a simple pile of sand…

During the revelry after

the sand was forgotten

and soon happily

went back to just

being a pile of’

crushed rocks..


David L. Whitman 05/22/2012 from under a sky so blue…



32 thoughts on “The Descent

  1. David, the poetry is wonderful, … accompanying picture is superb, … and the new theme of the blog, simply outstanding. I like it very much!
    Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  2. Beautiful send-off to the sun 🙂 I do think dusk is such a magical time of day. I’m missing it more now that the sun is setting much later here… this winter I witnessed the sunset nearly every day which was almost a religious experience 🙂 Love your image above too – and can see you are working with a new theme — Go David!

    • I’m pretty sure the new theme will be ok but I don’t think its quite right yet. I can’t really look til later though. But I do like all the post pictures so prominently placed :). And I agree. Its like being at church when the sun does its thing

      • 🙂 yes – when the sun does ‘its thing’ – so well put…
        The theme looks great though (if you don’t mind my input) the background photo (which is great) does make reading the words of your poetry more difficult…perhaps you need a more muted (or solid) backdrop so your words can stand out as they so deserve to do!! 🙂 Wishing you a lovely day today ~

  3. Just looked again, and it’s when the light colored words scroll over the sky that I had some trouble. When they are are over the trees and ground it’s fine… so perhaps it’s a matter of finding a dark colored backdrop? Check it out and see what you think. Hope you are ok with my ‘sisterly’ input 🙂

  4. Magicalistic image! (Can you tell I like to mess with words?) What I love about the sun hitting crushed rocks are the glimmers of shine that poke through what seems to be nothing, but dust.

  5. this is like a prolonged haiku for me…the eloquent beauty of haiku was portrayed perfectly David… and the photo was astounding, like they are about to kiss each other! 🙂 beautiful, beautiful!

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