Precious Moments

Here’s another one for Sherry to close out our special day. We lived in a small subdivision on Lake Travis for a little over nine years. The time we spent there was wonderful and there were lots of precious moments. This poem describes one of the many special evenings we shared there.

Precious Moments


As we enjoyed a simple supper

At a table beside the lake

The sun seemed somehow anxious

To drop over the horizon


As it slipped behind the hills

The sky glowed a cautious yellow

Then as evening came

Faded to a hazy denim blue


Friends stopped by

Said hellos and sat for a while

Then bade us goodbye and left us

To our quiet little party


As the sky darkened to twilight gray

In the sun’s place there appeared

A lazy crescent moon

Reclining in the western sky


Hands entwined, we talked of tomorrows

As we relished the last moments

Of another perfect summer day

For such precious moments, I am thankful

Copyright © 2011 C. Mashburn

Shared with dVerse Poets Pub ~ Poetics


  1. Thank you Charles; Great article.. Blessings.. Bro Pat.

  2. Sherry Mashburn said

    This is a wonderful memory, Charlie. And the end of a perfect day heralds the beginning of another perfect day with more precious memories. Thank you for 17 years of precious memories and for future precious memories. I love you.

  3. Love this thought, Charles:

    “The sun seemed somehow anxious
    To drop over the horizon”

  4. Mary said

    Charles, this sounds perfect really. Friends visiting for a while, then you and Sherry having time to savor moments together as the sun went down on a summer’s eve. Very nice poem.

  5. first, happy anniversary…that is awesome…and i hope you are both enjoying some special time together….alwyas cherish those simple moments together…

  6. Hi Charles – lovely simplicity here – our poems are not exactly similar, but have certain similar themes – also my anniversary around now! And near a pond and streams. Congrats and lovely poem. k.

  7. Sounds like a beautiful and peaceful moment. One of those delicate treasures to help when winter blows cold.

    • You HAD to mention winter!
      Thanks, Susie! (No, really, thanks for the comment 🙂 )

  8. Claudia said

    lovely..great job on working the atmosphere out…would love to live in a house by the lake…sounds so perfect

    • It was wonderful living on Lake Travis. We moved away from there about four years ago. We’ll never forget those times.
      Thanks, Caudia!

  9. Very evocative

  10. Mohana said

    Precious, indeed!

  11. ds said

    Happy Anniversary! Lovely memory. Thanks for sharing.

  12. zongrik said

    every time the summer ends, it seems perfect (but not while we’re dripping sweat and getting dehydrated)

    street rubbish

  13. Lovely,soothing and intimate.

  14. Special moments are wonderful, to dream of tomorrows… lovely!

  15. What wonderful memories expressed in the most loving form – a poem:>)

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