Travel theme: Sunset – A photo essay

The setting sun at coorg

Tell me O wise one!

Is there anything as sublime

as breath taking as

the sight of the setting sun?

Sunset at the sand dunes near Khimsar, Rajasthan

Each time the sun goes down

on this beautiful golden desert town
fervently to the sky they raise their hands

sending a million prayers up
For peace, prosperity and mercy

on their barren yellow land

Khimsar, Rajasthan

The night fairy beckons

the day monster’s gone

Bathed in glow I wait

For twilight’s melodious song

Sunset at Andamans

Dark clouds

part your heavy veil
grant me
one last long look of this  vale

Andamas

The one whose pallet holds

so many shades of gold

Can you even fathom

what his soul may behold

Andamans

Bereft of hues

still splendid

the incandescent sun

takes leave

Andamans

As my darling we part

give me a last lingering touch

The morning we will begin anew

our never ending love

Goa

‘My Sun’ it never leaves me

His bright chatter fills every moment of my day

The setting sun doesn’t perturb me

I  listen rapturously to what ‘My Sun’ has to say

The theme at Where’s my backpack?‘ this week was Sunset. I have a million pictures of the sunset. Its one of those things of nature I can never get enough of. These are the few I picked from my old photographs. Hope you enjoy them!

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Madhu says:

    Awww, this is so beautiful! Particularly love the Coorg and Andaman shots, and of course the one with your ‘Sun:-)

    1. thanks madhu:) Andamans is very beautiful! raw , untouched and pretty clean.

  2. What a wonderful gallery of sunsets – I especially like the last one – so sweet!

    1. thank you! It seemed bit childish playing with the homophone like that, but couldn’t resist putting that pic:) glad u stopped by

    1. thanks kathryn!!! one of the first times I put in pictures clicked by the hubby and me !!! I must dig into our holiday albums more often:)

  3. sudhagee says:

    Lovely photographs. The one of the sunset at Khimsar has to be my favourite here.:-)

    1. glad you liked them. Khimsar is beautiful and there is a haunting beauty to the sun setting in endless expanse of sand. Thanks for the visit

  4. Sunsets are one of my favorite times of day, these are lovely. I don’t think I can pick a favorite, though Khimsar is really evocative.

    1. Khimsar is a special place. Its really small and has this old palace that’s been converted to a hotel. the area has a lot of black buck deer and the dunes a little away from the village are stunning! Glad you liked the pictures:)

  5. I love all of your pictures, but the combination of pictures and words is especially beautiful! Would that there were another dozen pictures . . .
    :)

    1. you just made it all worth it! thank you:)

  6. Beautiful sunsets that warms the heart and inspires it to love and more. Amazing!

  7. ailsapm says:

    Beautiful interplay of photos and words, I really enjoyed this post. The sunset at Coorg is fabulous. xxx Ailsa

    1. The Coorg one is my favorite too. thanks for the wonderful challenge:)

    2. Hi! I’ve nominated you for The Inspiring Blogger award. Check out the link here https://justanotherwakeupcall.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/rainbows-on-my-windscreen/

  8. Arindam says:

    Beautiful pictures. Each one is so beautiful, yet my favorite is the last one.:)
    And I like this line alot, “‘My Sun’ it never leaves me, His bright chatter fills every moment of my day.
    Blessings to your SUN!:)

    1. Thank you for the blessings Arindam ! Kids with their incessant prattle, really do fill my life with sunshine. More than any sun ever can! Thanks for all the time you take out to read and comment

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