High Summer Sunset

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Created beauty of a summer's sunset.

Submitted: January 01, 2008

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High Summer Sunset


Reflected glory.

In my yard
trunks of Salmon Gums appear
crimson in the dying light.
In the north, red haze -
bushfire smoke -
highlights pastel blues.
In the east
dark descends
upon the ranges
and is night indeed
on Wheatbelt farms.
Westward I cannot see,
the ocean is too far,
and trees intervene
to block my view.
But I can guess
that last of all
it will linger red
until the sun is well below
some coastal watcher’s view.
In the south,
clouds,
flat undersides,
thinly strung east to west
glow ruby in the ending light,
precursors of tomorrow’s thunderstorm. 
Three shades of blue
between those clouds
signal coming of the storm.
Red Bougainvillea
spreading over fence
from neighbour’s yard,
a deep burgundy becomes.
White Bougainvillea
along the other fence
bleeds carmine in the fading light.
And gentle sea breeze
coming in
will cool this searing day
.

We stand and watch reflected glory,
and know that beauty is created,
and not mere happenstance.



James Gagiikwe © 2008


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