Ever crossed your mind a sunset can be used like a simile, personified like peeking through the trees or metaphorically? Taking up the idea from Pamela Hansford and combining 2 literary devices together ‘ The sunset bled across the sky, red-orange running across like a split egg yolk’
Image by Craig Zabransky
Metaphorically, sunset is often associated and symbolizes the completion of a day’s work and shows the passage of time.
A sunset lets us take a glimpse into the universe. Watching the sunset is much more than enjoying the magnificence of the gleaming rays of the sun and the enchantment they play on us. Our human existence and the sunset makes us realize our place in this world.
Interestingly, in Chinese Feng Shui, picture of a sunset is often advised to be avoided, especially by the elderly as it also has the same meaning of the passage of time and the end of one’s on earth.
Pictures affect our emotions. Liking sunset pictures while they may lift our own moods in the same way a piece of our favourite music track does, it should be avoided in the living room.
Leaving some poems
Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a child, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips not gulps.
– Sharon Draper
A distant look in her eyes,
Stretching beyond the horizon.
A battle long fought,
In her dreams so surreal.
All thousand miles did she walk,
Before pausing to rest.
But the lights began to fade,
For it was time for her sunset.
– Aparajhitha Sudarsan
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