Sunset Soliloquy …
Handsome Mr Sun bows eloquently, fare-welling another day,
The star taking leave as dusk’s curtain closes.
Meanwhile, beautiful Miss Moon waits patiently backstage
For her turn as the night’s leading lady.
The Earth’s inhabitants watch like a fan-filled audience
Staring in awe at the flawless celestial performance,
Though they have seen this play many times before
Their standing ovation calls for an encore next morn at dawn.
The production in its infinite season
The cast unchanged since the beginning of time.
Day after day every evening and morning
Repeating the performance we never want to end.
by John Hansen © 2019
The Sun and Moon
The sun and moon are often depicted as lovers who are destined to never meet. In this poem they are described as the leading actor and actress in a play, alas still destined to never meet but to light up the stage individually with their brilliance. Sunrise and sunset, day and night.
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Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure.
– John Hansen
After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBooks of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" and "On the Wings of Eagles" at Lulu.com.Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction.
I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren.
I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials.
It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years is now wonderful material for my stories and poems.
I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.