Monday, March 2, 2015

Sunset/Sunrise--By Christine Tate--United States


Soon the sun will bow it's head
and close its sleepy eyes
behind a cloak of darkness
until it's called to rise.

I watch as dusk breaks thru
the magenta painted sky
as God's dazzling sphere
beams its last good-bye.

The drowsy sky is yawning
as the colors fade away
until the golden sun appears
to illuminate the day.

nighttime creates shadows
and eerie forms take shape,
as the moon casts its glow
upon the still landscape.

With His heavenly palette
God delights our eyes
with the vibrant shades
of His sunset and sunrise. 

Christine Tate has been writing since 1994. She's the mother of  3 sons and has 8 grandchildren. She was widowed in 2007 and met her husband Artie, a widower with 6 children & 12 grandchildren, in a nursing facility where their mothers resided. They've been happily married 4 1/2 years. They describe their meeting as "God's divine appt." because of their faith, and the fact that they swore they'd never marry again.


  1. Wonderful imagery and what a creative touch on "Sunset/Sunrise," Christine. A delightful poem. Thank you for sharing it and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

    1. Thank you so much Maurice for your lovely comment. Everything the Lord creates is breathtakingly beautiful! I appreciate you taking the time to read my poem....Chris~

  2. Not only was this poem entertaining and enlightening, getting to read it aloud was a blast, Christine... I felt as though I had an active metronome rocking in my hip pocket, as the timing was just brilliant... I will leave here smiling.

    Myke Todd

    1. Hi Michael. What a beautiful comment to leave! Thank you so much for your encouraging words. So glad you enjoyed this poem! ~Chris

  3. I must say, Christine, that this beautiful site is a glorious blessing to witness and dream upon! Whether it be sunrise or sunset, they are so miraculous to be witness to............. great poem with superb visuals! Sheri

    1. Hi Sheri, Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my poem. I'm mesmerized by God's creation! Best wishes, Chris~

  4. A delight it is to read this beautiful poem Christine. The words just dance around the readers mind creating lovely images of Sunrise and Sunset as they truly are. Blessings always, Leokadia

  5. Leokadia, Thank you for your sweet comment. Glad the poem was a delight to read. Everything God creates leaves me speechless, & that alone is quite a feat! God bless you always, Chris~

  6. believe I like the bio as much as I like the poetry (much)

  7. Hi Ayaz, Thank you for reading my poem & for your kind words! Best wishes, Chris~

  8. Soothing words giving a great visual - nice reading...Rhoda

  9. Hi Rhoda, Thank you for reading my poem & leaving such a lovely comment. I appreciate it! Best wishes, Chris~

  10. Christine, I loved your picturesque poem. Indeed God can sure paint some wonderful pictures as have you in describing His work in this well written, lovely poem. Thank you for once again sharing your amazing talent.
    Love, Charlene

  11. Thank you Charlene. Your comments are always so kind & thoughtful, not to mention encouraging! I appreciate you taking the time to read my poem. God bless you...Love, Chris~

  12. Sunrises and sunsets are an enjoyment of mine so your work was delightful..Sara

  13. Thank you Sara for your kind comment. It's appreciated. Best wishes, Chris~

  14. Thank you, Gerald Heyder, for the following--

    Dear Christine,

    Your poem, "Sunset/Sunrise," is a rainbow in the form of verse! This poem is a portrait painted by an artist, and that artist is you!

  15. Thank you, Suzanne Clement, for the following--

    What lovely words to describe sunset and sunrise, Christine.


  16. Thank you, John Williams, for the following--

    The mood of this work inspired my soul. Indeed with a heavenly palette--God delights our eyes.

  17. Thank you, John Polselli, for the following--

    A wonderful poem, Christine, filled with delightful imagery, and expressing a truth which far to many fail to appreciate.