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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KHUFU’S SHIP – THE SOLAR BOAT MUSEUM
ABYDOS AND THE RAISING OF THR DJED
50 thoughts on “Egypt – Sunsets On The Nile”
Thank you so much Susan!
Magical, whisk me away..lol 😉
Thanks Cobbies 🙂
Just amazing – I would love to take a Nile River cruise someday!
You don’t need to do the entire three day cruise. Just sailing on a Felucca for a few hours is wonderful enough!
Awesome. GREAT work! Thanks for sharing these.
Appreciate your saying so Peter!Thank you!
Spectacular – to sum it in one word.
Overwhelmed Shaantz! Was hesitant about posting my sunset pics after looking at some spectacular ones around here by real photographers! Thank you so much!
The poem compliments this fantastic sunset series.
Thank you Rochelle!
Sunsets and sunrises – my addiction. Or one of my addictions. Love your photos and the poem.
Thank you Carol! Delighted that you like them!
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! 🙂
That’s my favourite too! Thanks Orples!
YES! quite nice.
I love your photos and the narritive of Sunsets On The Nile. Beautiful!
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thank you so much Francine!
All good, #1 is really good!
These are the most exquisitely beautiful photos, and the poem interspersed completes the post wonderfully.
Delighted you think so Angeline! Thank you so much!
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?
Thank you Sobnyc! Sounds good, shall think about it!
Wonderful set of photographs. I did the cruise on the Nile 20 years ago.
I had a lovely time
Thanks Jose! It is a wonderful place!
Wow, beautiful photo’s!! Love the 4th one!!
Thank you! Loved your beach shots!
Beautiful sunsets always take my breath away. These are amazing.
These are gorgeous!! You must have enjoyed these moments immensly
Appreciate that coming from you Mimo 🙂 Thanks!
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.
You will…if you want it badly enough 🙂 That’s my firm belief! Thanks for stopping by to comment!
What a serene sunset… brings back memories of home. 😉
Glad you enjoyed it Elizabeth!
I like them all , especially the header one :). You have inspired me today to taken on Weekly photo challenge :D.
Thank you Paula! That is the intention of this blog!
Such gorgeous photos, Madhu. 🙂
A wonderful set of photos. Ah, the Nile.
Wonderful sunsets and I particularly love that second photo, I can really feel the atmosphere.
Egypt – The mesmerizing land of pharaohs…
The nile river cruise is a must do activity when travelling to Egypt.