The Blue Hour

January 2, 2012
By beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt


Half light and half dark
Earth's shadow illuminate
Sunlight scattering.



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on Apr. 14 2012 at 9:46 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Thanks! I thought so too~ Thanks for the feedback!

butterfly123 said...
on Apr. 14 2012 at 9:41 am
butterfly123, Banglore, Other
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hey! beautiful haiku. cool title! i love the way it describes twilight ! great work and keep writing XD!

on Feb. 22 2012 at 11:10 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Aww thanks!

on Feb. 22 2012 at 8:55 am
SuNshiNe007 ELITE, Magee Ms., Mississippi
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Never Give Up, And Know That God Will Always Love You!

Wow amazing! You never seem to lose my attention! Great description on this!

on Feb. 18 2012 at 10:32 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

True I have been approached with this question. But I never saw the "illuminate" as awkward.

on Feb. 18 2012 at 10:18 am
PhoenixCrossing GOLD, Tinley Park, Illinois
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I really love the imagery you have here. My only suggestion is to look over your second line. The "illuminate" sounds awkward. Did you mean "illuminates"?

on Feb. 18 2012 at 9:27 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Cool thanks samiasaskia24~

on Feb. 18 2012 at 12:14 am
poetic.eyes PLATINUM, Everson, Washington
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eARTh

That paints a vivid picture in my mind!!!!!!!! :)

on Feb. 9 2012 at 6:01 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Thank you~

on Feb. 8 2012 at 8:17 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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This is beautiful. It describes twilight perfectly. Great job!

on Feb. 4 2012 at 5:12 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Your comment is very much appreciated~

on Feb. 4 2012 at 1:55 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
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“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

wow, you know, I never thought of twilight like that. Great job and good imagery.

on Feb. 4 2012 at 5:27 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Hey Basile! Thanks for commenting~ To address any confusion about the poem, my poem takes place at twilight which is between sunrise and sunset or dusk and dawn. At this time of day, sunlight is scattered in the upper atmosphere, illuminating the lower atmosphere---the earth is not bright, but not yet dark---my first line in the poem. It is said that Earth's shadow can be seen at this time. So the shadow is illuminate or made clear, because it can be seen by others. Hope this helps!

Basile BRONZE said...
on Feb. 3 2012 at 6:19 pm
Basile BRONZE, Walpole, Massachusetts
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"You must be the change you want to see in the world." - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein

Hi beautifulspirit, this haiku is gorgeous! I especially love the last line about the scattering of sunlight. I would only suggest to clarify who is the subject for the verb 'illuminate'. Is it the shadow who is illuminating the Earth? Awesome work! Your title is amazing.

on Jan. 6 2012 at 7:41 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Thank you~ I originally wanted to call my poem Twilight, because of the time of day described, but I thought The Blue Hour would be less predictable.

leafy said...
on Jan. 6 2012 at 6:10 pm
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

Wow, I really love this haiku. When I read the title, I had no idea what it would be about, but when you started to describe dusk, I knew you had nailed it. My nly suggest would be to add a comma after the second line, and switch the two words in the last line. But other than that, great job! :)


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