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Sunset impressions



A recent sunset brings to mind a painting,

perhaps by Van Gogh

a not so still life 

of apricots and plums


spilling into the silver bowl of the sea

with splashes of bold color -

purple and orange

and linear stripes of bright

coral and unexpected cobalt blue…


that softens into tints and tones of

lavendar and rose,

and brings to mind a painting

more like a Renoir, perhaps,


as curvaceous clouds connect 

with white-gloved hands

like women in repose…

Their forms darken in twilight,

now suggesting a Manet, perhaps,

as they drift off into the night.

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