what’s in a sunset
is it just dust, water vapor, and angled light
or is it a long awaited kiss
as enduring and passionate as the day
a symphony of color
that bids us to stop in wonder
while every form pauses in reverence
to the majesty of shifting hues
played on a harp of wavelength strings
a distant thunderhead hides her fury
for she dare not interrupt this holy moment
when magenta dances with amethyst
as blue looks on
when tangerine and red jostle for center stage
as yellow retires
play out my emotions, Setting Sun
capture the colors of my day
and bring them to rest in your afterglow
Note: On a drive back to civilization from the Everglades’ depths, my husband and I were accosted by an amazing sunset. We had no choice but to pull over and watch the splendor unfold.
Your words and picture make me feel like I’m there…
I often am speechless as I watch a sunset. Your words spoke for me. Thank you!
I can’t resist a beautiful sunset. Thank YOU, Scott.