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  The Approaching Night
by William Bonilla
Friday, October 28, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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It's 6 PM and unusually Cool
For this time of year
So I take a coffee break
Into my garden
To stare and view, the magnificence
Of the swamp
Or as they say now
"Wetlands" before sunset
The silence is unreal and deafening.

I can almost hear the colors
The greens are high
The Grayish are soft
The arid browns are like base
I can hear so clearly
The beat of my heart
As I greedily, intake the view.

A few eaglets stelthily
wade in the shallow waters
Barely moving, searching for prey
Looking like white statues
No sound, no breeze
Just a slight coolness, in the air.

A lone tree stands out
Like sore thumb
Laden with wild berries
Of red hues
The ones, the fowls
That don't eat live prey
Feed upon.

Sort of gives my panoramic view
A tinge of classy coloring
The sun must be setting fast
The shadows are growing
As if consuming The swamp.

Preparing it for the night
Where only the strong survives
I still am unable to listen
To any creatures, I am familiar with
Even the birds flying near by
Seem like the're
In a silent film.

It's amazing how fast
The sun is setting
The scratching of my plume
Upon paper
Is the only audible sound
So with that
I'll say Shhhhhhhhhh!
And welcome the night.

By: William Bonilla

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Reviewed by sarah playle 12/11/2005
Very descriptive writing. Makes you really see the 'wetlands'. Reminds me of an old home I lived in when I was a teenager. Not wetlands, but beautiful forest encircling the backyard. I still miss that place.
Reviewed by jude forese 10/30/2005
an inner tranquility moves through this exceptional poem ...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/29/2005
Thanks for sharing the sights and few sounds of your personal sunset, make me want to go find a sunset myself and enjoy its pleasure as much as this poem has done for me here...Ed
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/28/2005
You have effectively created an ambiance that the reader can "feel." Thank you for sharing this gift, William. Love and peace to you.

Reviewed by Carole Mathys 10/28/2005
A very tranquil and breathtaking moment William, that you described with eloquence...

love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 10/28/2005
Awesome write, William!! This is so peaceful and beautiful. Exceptional nature write with images clear and vibrant that just took me to that place to watch the sun drop below the day.
Take care,
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 10/28/2005
A beautiful serene moment captured!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/28/2005
A gem of tranquil feel this is....mysterious....but very calming read!!

Thank you!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/28/2005
William, such a beautiful capture,with the mystery of nature as it says goodnight is wonderfully written!Thanks for sharing!Superb poem!

Reviewed by Janet Parker 10/28/2005
This is awesome! Beautiful and colorful. I felt that I was there. Thanks for this one.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 10/28/2005
I love how your poetry is always alive...And moves the senses..
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/28/2005
Your imagery is outstanding. I could almost hear the silence.
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