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Inspiration: Evanescence

on June 30, 2012

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The dissipating misty morning fog and the afterglow of dawn’s early light fade and gradually vanish from sight. Flashes of iridescent blue quickly appear as a dragonfly skims across the water and glistens in the sunlight. Morning glories stretch and yawn unraveling their splendor in early morning to all too quickly fade after only a few hours pleasure.

In the midst of it all lie remnants of an enchanting dream, perhaps even a nightmare, reflecting particles of hope within rainbow thoughts. At the end of day, the shimmering soft silver essence at twilight embodies a romantic mood as soothing as the mysticism of song.


Between dawn and sunrise

Where time seems to stand still
The sun not yet visible
Ascends in slow motion until…

Sunlight scatters along the horizon
Where clouds catch the first rays of dawn
Erupting into a blaze of color
Only heaven could possibly spawn

Standing on the edge of silence
A sense of calm penetrates the soul
Hovering between darkness and light
Sheer magnificence to behold

Between sunset and dusk
Day’s last light seems to stand still
The sun barely visible
Descends in slow motion until…

Intense color splashes across the horizon
Where the sky catches the sun’s last rays
Illuminating a thin veil of haziness
Below the clouds that are now ablaze

A silhouetted figure lost and alone
Against the pending backdrop of night
Grasps the last red-orange rays of the sun
Fervently kissing the day’s twilight

With radiant images now past
The world becomes shrouded in gray
While the twinkling of night’s first stars
Engulfs the glories of the day

catnipoflife ©2012
Sharla Lee Shults

Lessons in the Evanescence from a Dragonfly

 Click HERE!

“Don’t be afraid of the shadows, that only means there’s a light nearby.”

12 responses to “Inspiration: Evanescence

  1. Micki Peluso says:

    This is one of your best poems–enchanting imagery, nice rhyming pattern, explaining the mysterious beauty of life. I’ve never se a dragonfly that color–how gorgeous it is.

  2. catnipoflife says:

    Micki, thank you! Did you click on the pictures? Awesome information behind the scenes. . .

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    • catnipoflife says:

      Thank you for the reference on your site! I love your photography and left comments on Sunrise in March. I am looking forward to visiting more of your posts. The best way to do that, of course, is to sign up as a follower:>) Perhaps you would be interested in following catnipoflife or her sister site, Awakenings (

      Have a blessed day filled with light!

  4. Claire Cappetta says:

    It’s beautiful Sharla 🙂

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  6. love for everyone. . .

  7. LuAnn says:

    This is an amazing poem and a stunning photo. I loved it! 🙂

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