Egypt – Sunsets On The Nile

Past emerald plains and furrowed mountains old,
Whose violet gorges snare the wandering eye,
The pillared palms day’s dying embers hold,
Like shafts of bronze against the crimson sky,

And every cloud mirrors its rosy fold
In tremulous waves which blush and wander by

We float, and feel the magic penetrate,
Till all our soul is colored by the hues,

Making a heaven of earth, and, satiate
With splendor, we forego the use

Of speech, and reverently wait
While fades the glory with the falling dews….

…and darkness seals for memory each gleam,
Happy to know it was not all a dream!

“A Sunset On The Nile” By Thomas Gold Appleton

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

50 thoughts on “Egypt – Sunsets On The Nile

  1. I like them all , especially the header one :). You have inspired me today to taken on Weekly photo challenge :D.

  2. i am always fascinated by the land, culture and history of Egypt, the architecture the historic site and the desert safari i wish i could also visit it once in my life.

    1. You will…if you want it badly enough 🙂 That’s my firm belief! Thanks for stopping by to comment!

  3. Hello friend,

    Thank you for taking the time to visit our site, a well as the decision to “stalk us”. hehe

    Your work is terrific, you obviously love what you do. I want to invite you to share some of your work on our site and allow me or other writers to craft some words, poetry or flash fiction to your piece. It could be fun, what do you think?

    -Peace

  4. These are the most exquisitely beautiful photos, and the poem interspersed completes the post wonderfully.

  5. Wonderful set of photographs. I particularly liked the second one. The orange skies are beautiful, and those green trees compliment the rest of the color scheme as well. Great job! 🙂

  6. Sunsets and sunrises – my addiction. Or one of my addictions. Love your photos and the poem.

    1. Overwhelmed Shaantz! Was hesitant about posting my sunset pics after looking at some spectacular ones around here by real photographers! Thank you so much!

    1. You don’t need to do the entire three day cruise. Just sailing on a Felucca for a few hours is wonderful enough!

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