A writer inspired by nature and human nature

Here at “The Farmstead” in Central Maine, the splendor never ends as God blesses  us with his bountiful beauty every day—season to season. This evening’s sunset inspired me to pen “October Sunset,” a haiku. What’s inspiring you today? —Bette A. Stevens, Maine author

October Sunset

Haiku by Bette A. Stevens

Ominous skies view
Evening extravaganza
Mourning daylight’s end

Twilight promises
Reassure restless critics
Splendor never ends


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Comments on: "“October Sunset” Haiku by Bette A. Stevens" (62)

  1. Beautiful photo, and I love the haiku! It goes perfectly with your photo! Thanks for sharing it with us! Blessings!

  2. Nicely done, Bette! Lovely photo too! ❤️

  3. Beautiful!

  4. What a lovely sunset…yes, its splendour never ends as every single day it adds something new to the horizon. Thanks for a wonderful post Bette. Love and hugs.

  5. I love the sunset photo, Bette! Wonderful message in your haiku!

  6. Wow! Beautiful and uplifting haiku, Bette! 😀 Your absolute joy in this season and the wonders around you shines out! In the early morning sunlight I delighted in wandering the garden, surprised at the flowers still blooming…now off to the coast for a walk and pub lunch with the family as it’s school holidays- looking forward to a little break! Hugs 😀❤️

  7. Stunning photograph, Bette and the haiku fits it just perfectly! “Splendor never ends” – so true! 🙂 xoxo ❤

  8. Lovely haiku and the perfect image – a tribute to splendor.

  9. Beautiful image and verse, Bette! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  10. Lovely Haiku, Bette. Thanks.

  11. Bette, such a beautiful Haiku and sunset. I love the last lines.” Reassure restless critics
    Splendor never ends “.

  12. Particularly love your last line. 🙂

  13. Beautiful, Bette.

    • Thanks so much, Michelle. ❤ Hope you're enjoying a beautiful day. Rain here and we need it for sure; but so thankful for the glorious weather we've had. HUGS! xo

      • It was chilly, about 31 degrees this morning but warmed up to a beautiful, sunny 50 degrees. Hugs to you, dear Bette.

  14. I has been raining for two days with another one to go. We need the water, but it’s hard to go out and take pictures. And yet … the rain is also beautiful 🙂

    • Ditto all around from this end…we’ve had about 3 inches over two days (which thankfully, wasn’t transformed into 3 feet of snow). Temps in 60s, so who knows, we may have more days to celebrate the sun before the leaves are gone. It’s been a glorious fall! ❤ xo

  15. Fascinating writeup accompanied by a wonderful photo 👏

  16. I love the paradise you live in and the ways you describe it.

  17. Lovely words and photo, Bette! 💕

  18. Just gorgeous, Bette. I love the thought of twilight promises and never ending splendor in a magnificent October sunset.

  19. Breathtaking picture

  20. So lovely, Bette.

  21. Beautiful , I enjoyed your words as I often find Haiku tricky to create

  22. Your haiku inspires me!!!!

  23. Thanks so much for your support, Pamela! 🙂 Great to be connected. xo

  24. A delightful poem, Bette.

  25. Beautifully written, Bette. It stirred me so, I read it three times. Splendid! ❤

  26. Welcome to that little voice and thank you for following my blog.

  27. Gorgeous verses–sunsets affect me deeply, too. I think humans are drawn to transitions. 🙂

    • Sunset, sunrise, seasonal transitions…they’re magical! We humans can’t help but be transformed by the wonder of it all. ❤ Bountiful lessings to you and yours, Cathleen. xo

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