Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Summer Sunset--By Robert L. Hinshaw--United States

Summer Sunset

Summer sunsets o'er majestic Pikes Peak are a wonder to behold.
Unequaled hues gild the western sky in flaming red and gold!
Mere artists will never portray on canvas such a glorious sight.
Magnificent ivory clouds enhance the scene much to my delight!
Embellishing this exquisite panorama with colors all aglow,
Reminds me of the bright hues in paintings by van Gogh!

Soon the sun will sink beyond the towering tors of Pikes Peak.
Ushered in is a mellow moon to make the ebon night less bleak!
Nary a sunset gracing the elegant form of Mount Kilimanjaro,
Shall compare to the painting in the sky that I'll view tomorrow!
Even though famed artists have created masterpieces in the past,
The brush strokes of The Master Artist will never be surpassed!

Robert L. Hinshaw served 30 years in the Air Force retiring in 1978 in the grade of Chief Master Sergeant. He began writing poetry in 2002 at age 72 and has composed over 1100 poems.


  1. What a beautiful word painting, giving such a beautiful crown and glorious colors to the already majestic mountain background! No one can surpass the Master at any painting whether it be with words or in a glorious moment of nature, that is true, but, certainly you have given His perfect art another jewel in the crown! Sheri

  2. beautiful write here, Bob - really love the last line. Hope you are both well : )

  3. Robert thank you for sharing this lovely poem. And my oh my yes no artist can capture nature in such beauty as can the Master. Your words are perfect for describing the magnificent of a summer sunset. I really enjoyed it.