Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sunset ~ Sundownng




Bend Oregon Sunsets ~ Jaime Weatherford ~ with permission





I watch
as day slowly
ends, deep purple touching
every inch of the horizon
gaze with sadness, gut-wrenching awareness
as she wages war with sunset
shapeless shadows form
terrify her 
I watch


Sundown Syndrome is a psychological phenomenon
associated with increased confusion and
 restlessness in patients with dementia.





20 comments:

  1. Cannot believe I misspelled "sundowning" .... sorry.

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  2. wow...some beautiful pictures....such vibrant colors...
    oh wow on sundowning...did not know it was referred to as that.
    that is truly scary...

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  3. Wow what a poem this is--and wonderful pictures. Sundowning such a sad battle to see. If only it could be a brilliant a sunset.

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  4. Yup ... it seems we're on the same wavelength this week, Helen. It's wrenching isn't it? Something s soothing to many of us sets others into a restless panic ... sigh.

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  5. wow...a sunset could be so chilling...wonderful lines Helen...

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  6. Amazing photos and beautiful, chilling and also interesting words. Really made me sit up and take notice.

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  7. I have extensive experience with sundowning (I used to work in the field), and you have really captured how sad and helpless you feel when you see it happen. Excellent work, Helen.

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  8. Sunsets are beautiful... and sinister. Great poem!

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  9. Beautiful photographs – your words the perfect accompaniment.

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  10. Beautiful pictures , such a sad association. We read so much from our skies.

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  11. I love 'gut-wrenching awareness' ~ sounds so dramatic!

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  12. Excellent and powerful this really captures the magnificence of the sunset.

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  13. Those images are amazing and your poem is so strong with an unexpected end. A sad situation sundowning...

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  14. I like the beginning/end repeat - gives the feeling that tomorrow will come soon...

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  15. The images are beautiful, and the verse poignant and deep.

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  16. A beautiful presentation! A different take on sunset --- waging war makes this very unique.

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  17. Love your photos with this poem

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  18. Amazing poem about this distressing condition. Brings to mind the old proverb: "One man's meat is another man's poison"...

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