As Keith Richards said, the ideas are there, we just have to reach out and grab them.
To describe a sunset or anything, it’s not as simple as the sun rose above the hill. It’s all about how the words are placed and how they're used. Using the right words to describe and capture the feel and the essence of a sunrise is what we are trying to do.
For example, instead of the sun rose above the hill. You could write, the sunrise pushed against the hills reflecting high into the sky, first light at its brightest caressed clouds gently floating by...
Or something to that effect.
The beauty about describing a sunrise or sunset is that no two ever look the same. Therefore, you don't have to feel it's too hard to be original about a sunrise or sunset. The beauty is in really looking...
Find that difference and describe it to your reader.
Try it for yourself next time you spot the sunrise or sunset.
This sunrise (above) is my particular favourite.
I looked out from the front yard on our cattle farm and there was this extraordinary sunrise greeting me - it appeared to have two eyes, two eyebrows and a rather chubby nose - so far I've been the only one who can see it...
What do you see?