The Magic Hour

Watching dusk fall
it’s richer than stardust
don’t turn the light on

Luminous watercolour skies
framed at every window
magic is afoot

The moment is precious
the first star has winked on
let the silence sink into my bones


The kind folks over at the Thursday Poet’s Rally gave me this wonderful award recently.

I accept this award with the above poem, and nominate Poems About Peas for the next award.

If you haven’t yet checked out the Thursday Poets Rally, check it out and submit a poem, then visit the blogs of other entrants. Just be sure to read the guidelines; you must promise to read and comment on others’ entries, but it’s all part of the fun, and will also bring others to read your entry.


About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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7 Responses to The Magic Hour

  1. Sweepy Jean says:

    My favorite time of the day. Lovely! 🙂

  2. chris says:

    Thank you Adriene. I love this time of day too. Dusk and dawn are a tie. 🙂

  3. Chris, this is an exceptional piece! I’m glad I came to visit — will be back.

  4. Jingle says:

    Glad to see you back with award acceptance and nominations.
    well done.

    join poets rally today,

  5. magical and beautiful

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