Saturday, May 3, 2014

Sunset

Written for: Real Toads - Vignette   and   Poetry Jam - Sunset
Linking to:  Poetry Pantry #201




As the sun dipped over the horizon
It made one last spectacular attempt
To show off its magnificence
At bay the night it kept

With many hues of red and gold
The sky lit up in splendour
Each breath we drew as the patterns unfold
In silent awe and wonder.


A vignette is like a poem and personal narrative combined. it focuses on a particular moment, mood, aspect, setting, character or object. Writing a vignette can help you illustrate a certain moment for others to learn from or help you come to terms with professional or personal issues. It can also be used for character exploration. Similar to flash fiction, which is an explosive moment described with a great deal of impact squeezed into a few pages, a vignette does not need a lot of dramatic weight. It's an honest and very personal reflection of anything that comes to your mind or that you've experienced.



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48 comments:

  1. And what a beautiful vignette you have painted here for us, through your words and the picture. Thanks, Suzy! "The sky lit up in splendour" - this is so beautiful.

    Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal

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    1. Thanks Beloo. Glad you liked it. I love sunsets so this was an easy write.

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  2. You captured that spectacular moment very well!

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    1. Thanks Kerry. Glad you thought so and thanks for dropping by.

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  3. The marvel of nature's beauty indeed keeps us all in awe. Lovely.

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    1. Sure does. And sunsets are so spectacular. Thanks Vandana.

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  4. ok. I learned two things... that you writes vignettes beautifully and that I should not attempt to try it because I can never write as beautifully :D

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    1. Aww Roshan, I'm sure you could do it to. But thanks for dropping by and for the sweet comment.

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  5. The words move with the same feeling of watching the sky - I can't look away!

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    1. Thanks Margaret. Glad you could visualise it so clearly.

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  6. Love the characterization of the sun itself in your opening...all together beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Hannah. glad you liked it and thanks for dropping by.

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  7. wonderful celebration of a spectacular moment....very nicely done Syzy...nice to see you once again :)

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    1. Thanks Sumana. The April AtoZ really consumed my time and unfortunately my other blogs took a back seat. Hope to get back into regular posting.

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  8. You paint a beautiful picture here ... and we do tend to hold our breath in awe, don't we?

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    1. Thanks Susan. We sure do especially when it's one of those spectacular sunsets.

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  9. A lovely and peacefu;l vignette. You just gifted me with a sunset and I have been missing sunsets!

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    1. Thanks Sherry. Glad you enjoyed my sunset.

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  10. I echo the same beautiful sentiments about the sun, Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Michelle. Glad you liked my poem.

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  11. This paints such a beautiful picture

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    1. Thanks Susie. Glad you could visualise the scene.

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  12. Oh, yes --- silent wonder. How lovely! (And how beautifully presented!)

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    1. Thanks Mary. Glad you liked it.

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  13. A beautiful moment captured vividly!

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    1. Thanks Laurie. Glad you liked it.

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  14. Poetry no doubt is beautiful but I am more partial to the picture, it is surreal to the eyes..

    Richa

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    1. Thanks Richa. Some days we get a picture perfect scene. Glad you liked my picture.

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  15. And you have certainly captured the moment in a wonderful way!

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    1. Thanks Nicholas. Glad you thought so.

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  16. i love the description of the sun making that last spectacular attempt in her falling.... just what a singer or dancer would do...

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    1. Thanks Claudia. I like that likeness with singers and dancers - the last note, the last twirl before the curtain closes.

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  17. Beautifully expressed. Every time I see a beautiful sunset I am filled with awe. Enjoyed your photo as well as your poem.

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    1. Thanks Mary. So glad you liked them both. Sunsets are always so beautiful.

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  18. When the sun sets.. it actually like an illusion hangs above the horizon before dipping down...

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    1. Thanks Bjorn. Love the way you described that.

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  19. Lovely vignette, Suzy. Back for another read from the Pantry!

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    1. Thanks Sherry - that's sweet.

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  20. Like. I occasionally see this in real life.

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    1. Thanks Susan. It's exhilarating when we see it.

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  22. Love. The sky at day fall is often splendid as is the beauty of the rising sun.
    Anna :o]

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