Ode to the Sunset (in Bali)

 

Ode To The Sunset (in Bali)

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oh, sun so beautiful
when you set
you silenced
everyone
in a place so crowded
they gaze and marvel at you
with intense in all its glory
while I stood quietly
in awe
in amazement
in wonder
you make my heartbeat
one with the waves splashing
and for the first time in a long while
you calm the storm raging in me
my heart that was once in fury
is now tempered.

oh, sun so beautiful when you set
you bring the magic back in me.

Photos are of beautiful (beautiful is not even enough to describe it) sunset in Bali.

Bali has long been a popular travel destination,  known for its beautiful beaches, great food, and incredibly welcoming ( and I meant it with all my heart) people.

Another big Bali draw is the sunset and the plethora of stunning locations to watch them from. No visit to the island is complete without gazing from a beach, a cliff, or jungle as the sun disappears into a colorful haze.

Apart from the magnificent sunset, I noticed that though the beach is crowded, yet not a noise was made as we all wait for the sun to set. The world stops for a moment. It was so quiet;  so quiet we only hear the wind blowing and the waves splashing.

P.S.

You can now add writing poetry to your “must-do list in Bali”.  Find a spot amidst the crowd and write.

44 Comments

  1. Betul Erbasi says:

    I love sunsets and I think your poem describes my feelings perfectly!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you dear…so glad my poem resonated on you..😊😊😊 sunset is for me one of the most powerful metaphors of nature..

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  2. mrswrangler says:

    Beautiful both your sunset and poem.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much…

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  3. Awesome 👍 👍👍 poem of a beautiful sunset, Mich and what marvelous pictures of a setting sun in all its Glory.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kamal…it was indeed splendid…😊😊

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      1. Yes it sure was, Mich 😊😊😊😊

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      2. michnavs says:

        😊😊😇😇

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      3. ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  4. calmkate says:

    mother nature is healing and resonates deeply with us all!

    Your poem and pics say it all 🙂

    Though I have no wish to venture there at all. You must have met heaps of Aussies as it’s their favourite playground. If I travel I prefer to avoid my countrymen who tend to worship alcohol and imbibe in copious quantities, not for me!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you kate…and yes they say there’s a lot of Aussie here..but i havent really noticed much though, as we were always out of the city and be back in the evening….which is i think the best way to be one with nature..

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      1. calmkate says:

        definitely … guessing they sleep during the day and party hard at night … you can avoid them if you don’t go to the bars or clubs 🙂

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      2. michnavs says:

        Nahhhh..we did not do that in Bali Kate..i mean it was really a trip for us meant to be one with the nature..will be sharing more of our trip outside the city.

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      3. calmkate says:

        I know it was for you Mich … I am guessing that the Aussie tourists do that, know you wouldn’t 🙂

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      4. michnavs says:

        We did a lot of outdoor activities here kate…we had fun, and there is so much and so many to do other than partying in Bali. We visited a really far town in Bali ..it was nature at its finest….

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      5. calmkate says:

        I have heard that once you get away from the busy tourist area it is stunning … so glad you are having the experience together 🙂

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      6. michnavs says:

        Absolutely correct Kate….the countryside is stunning…we did some activities there and it really was worth spending time with..

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  5. murisopsis says:

    A wonderful idea (to write poetry as the sun sets). I am often inspired when witnessing the magnificence of nature. Thanks for sharing the stunning photos!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you too for the visit always and for sharing your thoughts here …

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  6. I’m happy knowing you enjoyed your trip in Bali Island, mate.

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    1. michnavs says:

      We did enjoy as a family…😊

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  7. Your poem has captured that gorgeous sunset, Mich!
    I love when nature gets us to stop, take some deep breaths, take in the beauty, and accept healing. Such a peaceful feeling!
    I know nature (like a sunrise, or sunset, like the moon and stars in the night sky, ETC.) often makes me feel so grateful to be a tiny part of all of it…and it often puts the ills of life into perspective. 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Very well said Carolyn..i always love sunset….it is for me one of nature’s greatest “metaphors”..😊😊😊

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  8. Anita Bacha says:

    Awesome pictures! Inspiring poetic lines, truly an ode to the sunset in Bali, straight from within 💛

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Anita for that sweet comment…😊

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  9. Sunset and dawn are the more peaceful times of the day, the in between times. A fresh start and soothing closure.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you for adding your thoughts here and for the visits always…😊

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  10. aysabaw says:

    Tumatahimik nga lahat kapag sunset na

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    1. michnavs says:

      Tama ka…first time ko na experience yun..😊

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  11. The golden hues of your gorgeous photos of Bali warm me in our Washington winter. Beautiful poetry, too, Mich! I’m basking in the glow you’ve created. 🌞

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    1. michnavs says:

      Sending you lots of warm hugs from Bali Rose….🤗🤗🤗

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  12. pvcann says:

    Beautiful sunset with beautiful words Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much Paul..😊

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      1. pvcann says:

        My pleasure Mich

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  13. Mich it’s sheldon I have a new site.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I will surely hop in there…

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  14. Jules says:

    The sunset anywhere is lovely, but over a body of water amazing.
    In Maui the sun set quickly almost plummeting – blink and you’d miss it.
    When in Florida we had the opportunity to watch the sun set twice – though a little cloudy. One evening the dolphins played at dusk – sigh…

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    1. michnavs says:

      You are right Jules sunset over a body of water is really magnificent…its so beautiful that the world seemed to stop. People were so quiet …

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  15. Yuni says:

    Nice pictures, look beautiful sunset. Must do this when visiting Bali island, Indonesia

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