Haiku/Affirmation: Sunset

Bill Holmes
1 min readJan 6, 2022

A haiku and affirmation about the beauty of sunsets.


Pause. Experience

this moment: the accounting

of daily events.

Copyright © 2020 by Bill Holmes.

Photo courtesy of Johannes Plenio via Unsplash.

I love sunsets. I haven’t observed many like I have with sunrises, but they’re so breathtaking and magnificent moments. My favorite place to do so is nearby a body of water like the ocean at the beach, a lake in the country, or by the pond inside my apartment complex during the summertime. Watching a sunset allows me to meditate and find tranquility, especially whenever there’s something on my mind that I can’t let go of no matter how hard I try. It feels fantastic to connect with nature and release all worries by appreciating and observing this experience. Can you remember the last time you saw a sunset? How did you feel? If you haven’t, take a moment one evening to do so. Weather permitting, of course.

Today, I will recall a beautiful memory about watching the sunset and observe my emotions during this mindful exercise.

Bill Holmes

Writer. Poet. ESSENCE Best Selling Author. Filmmaker. Personal development aficiando who lives and breathes the mantra "I will not be denied!"