The Setting Sun

Join together in a short reflection on the beauty of the setting sun with photographer Colin Morris and lines from an Emily Dickinson 1 poem.

This is the land the sunset washes,
Those are the banks of the Yellow Sea;

Where it rose, or whither it rushes,
These are the western mystery!

Night after night her purple traffic
Strews the landing with opal bales;

Merchantmen poise upon horizons,
Dip, and vanish with fairy sails.

~Emily Dickinson~ 1

With special thanks to Colin Morris for giving permission to publish his images taken in February 2021 at Anglesea, Victoria located on the Great Ocean Road in the Surf Coast Shire local government area.

Originally known as Swampy Creek, the area's name was changed to Anglesea River in 1884 when the township was established. A Post Office under that name opened on 16 April 1886 and was renamed Anglesea in 1950. The name is ultimately named after Anglesey which is an island in North Wales. 2

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1.Linscott, R.N. Selected poems and letters of Emily Dickinson. Doubleday Anchor Books, New York, 1959.