Fire in the Sky_ A collection of nature poetry inspired by sunrises and sunsets

Updated on March 24, 2018
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Kristen Howe was inspired to write these poems on watching sunsets and sunrises from her window, even from her mother's photos.

A Beautiful Sunrise Photo for Fire in the Sky--Not Mine!!


Fire in the Sky

Orange streaks the morning horizon,
Yellow highlights the flames of the sun,
Red blends the colors together in a great contrast,
A bright sunrise lights the way in a black background.

The colors of a fire spreads out in dawn,
Pretty to paint in watercolors or in oils,
Wonderful to shoot photos for nature lovers,
A fire in the sky is a nice morning surprise.

Sunsets Are Beautiful to Watch Over a Lake


Prime Glare and Dayspring Smolder

Prime Glare

White, puffy, spread out miasma in a clear skyline,
A triple threat of colors to shout across the ambit,
Reds shot across the view to the lake like a cannonball,
It sets the whole azure on fire, smoldering flames, all over.

Purples paint the canvas like a photogenic portrait,
Pinks pour over the scene to give it an appealing feel,
It's a prime glare, reflecting buildings and windows to the lake,
With a blazing hot sun to sear the moment.

Dayspring Smolder

A clear bring fall morning with bright red nebulas,
The day is alive with a bright orange blazing sun,
Gold flashes beyond the sphere to the vista,
And then all the way across to the placid lake.

Orange underneath it, is like a mini half rainbow,
A trio of bright colors lit up the sky like a dayspring smolder,
With an airy-looking touch to the picture of precipitation,
It's enough to snuff the fiery sky out of view.

Dark Sparkles and Peach Snuff

Dark Sparkles

Colors, now ultra-bright, nearly makes an ultimate scene,
Clouds vanish into a black void of darkness,
Yellow shines, like the crescent moon in the sky, and glows,
Orange dollops of color is thrown across the nightfall.

Dark sparkles of colors portrays a "black hole" look,
Circular in nature and space, but with a shot of bright red,
A faint overcast with a hint of blush and white combined,
Swirls of a trio of colors sink into the abyss of the night.

Peach Snuff

From the shoreline to the skyline to the frontier,
An array of pale colors makes the blaze come alive,
On a quiet morning, the sunup is visible before it fades,
Nebulas white, puffy, and some thin, stretched out like elastic.

A peach snuff is glowing and lighted up like ablaze,
Traces of red is elongated to the end of the peak,
Hints of yellow and light orange makes the peach color lighter,
On a quiet pre-winter morning, this light won't go out.

Summer's Gift

During the summer, spring, and early autumn and winter months, I’ve watched some amazing sunrises and sunsets just out my window of my condo when I lived in Lake County, Ohio with my mother. It was even beautiful to see them outside of my window, when the sun melts into the horizon, or when the sun wakes up with a yawn. It included some nice views of city light too.

To be attuned with nature, you can find inspiration right outside the window of your home. All you need is a camera to take the perfect shot, even if it's snowing or raining outside. If it's lovely in any season, take it outside and maybe go for a walk to look for the perfect shot for poetry, paintings, and so much more.

Here’s my first five nature poems with vivid descriptions of the sunrises and sunsets I've seen in the past. Enjoy!

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      • Kristen Howe profile imageAUTHOR

        Kristen Howe 

        12 months ago from Northeast Ohio


      • Kristen Howe profile imageAUTHOR

        Kristen Howe 

        13 months ago from Northeast Ohio


      • bhargvi sharma profile image

        Bhargvi Sharma 

        13 months ago from jammu ( India)

        Nice one.

      • Kristen Howe profile imageAUTHOR

        Kristen Howe 

        2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        Thank you so very much!

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        2 years ago

        I believe that the sun and the sky and the earth

        meld together just for lovers

        Very nice writing !

      • Kristen Howe profile imageAUTHOR

        Kristen Howe 

        2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        RTalloni, thanks for stopping by to comment on my hub. That was beautiful. I'll post another sunset poetry hub this weekend.

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        2 years ago from the short journey

        The colors of the skies can be wondrously inspiring, obviously. The last on dark sparkles and peach colors reminds me of being in Alaska's Kenai areas on summer nights.

        Your lines also remind me of what I was reading early this morning: "…Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn to know its place…Where is the way to the dwelling of light, and where is the place of darkness, that you may take it to is territory and discern the paths to its home…What is the place to where the light is distributed, or where the east wind is scattered upon the earth…Do you know the ordinances of the heavens, can you establish their rule…lift up your voice to the clouds that a flood of waters may cover…send forth lightenings that they may go and say to you, 'Here we are'…Is it by your understanding that…the heavens declare the glory of God and the sky proclaims His handiwork…their voice goes throughout all the earth…"

      • Kristen Howe profile imageAUTHOR

        Kristen Howe 

        3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        Thank you Rebecca! Me too! I wish I had a digital camera to write new poetry. Maybe next year.

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        Rebecca Mealey 

        3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

        Awesome poetry! Sunrises and sunsets are one of the things I love most in life.

      • Kristen Howe profile imageAUTHOR

        Kristen Howe 

        3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        Thanks so much Chitrangada for your lovely words.

      • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

        Chitrangada Sharan 

        3 years ago from New Delhi, India

        Excellent hub!

        Your expressions are lovely and one can almost visualize the beautiful Sunrise and the Sunset. Wonderful pictures!

        Thanks for sharing and voted up++

      • Kristen Howe profile imageAUTHOR

        Kristen Howe 

        3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        Thanks Catherine. My own photos inspired me to write about them. I have more in store all season long this summer.

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        Catherine Giordano 

        3 years ago from Orlando Florida

        Sunrises and sunsets are so magnificent that they beg for a poetic responses. You have capture their glories gloriously. Voted up ++

      • Kristen Howe profile imageAUTHOR

        Kristen Howe 

        3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        Thanks Julie for enjoying my sunset poems. I'll be posting more real soon.

      • Julie K Henderson profile image

        Julie K Henderson 

        3 years ago

        I enjoyed these poems very much. The line phrase "Orange dollops of color" is playful and memorable. Voted up.

      • Kristen Howe profile imageAUTHOR

        Kristen Howe 

        3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        Thanks Flourish. I did back then. If only I had a camera... :-)

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        3 years ago from USA

        You can almost see the sunsets in your poems.

      • Kristen Howe profile imageAUTHOR

        Kristen Howe 

        3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        Patricia, you're a rock star and a great hub friend. Thanks for commenting and coming by to visit my poetry hub.

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        Patricia Scott 

        3 years ago from sunny Florida

        There really is almost nothing that rivals the 'fire in the sky' at the break of day or at day's heralds the wonder of the universe. Startling and breathtaking every time.

        Well done.

        Voted up++++

        Angels are headed your way this evening ps

      • Kristen Howe profile imageAUTHOR

        Kristen Howe 

        3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        Hi Alicia. I did, a decade ago. I even used photos from them to describe them vividly. I watched them with my mother, which created some lovely memories. Thanks for your kind words.

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        Linda Crampton 

        3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Your poems contain some very vivid imagery about sunrises and sunsets, Kristen! It sounds like you've seen some wonderful views from your home.

      • Kristen Howe profile imageAUTHOR

        Kristen Howe 

        3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        Thanks Molly!

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        Molly Layton 

        3 years ago from Alberta

        These poems are all so beautiful!

      • Kristen Howe profile imageAUTHOR

        Kristen Howe 

        3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        Thank you!

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        3 years ago from United States

        Nice work my friend. whonu


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