Night Approaches

Amber waves streak across the sky
making for a majestic evening.
Purple mountains swathed in indigo
on the far horizon become as one.

Sitting at the edge of a vernal pool
waiting for reflections of color to appear.
Pink stripes like peppermint candy
appear to cool the atmosphere.

Emanations of light from the west
~ a last gasp of daylight ~
pulsing with energy
bring chaos to the scene.

Lilac greets azure from east to west
a color swath of painted light
greets the eye,
waiting for the water to change.

Lavender introduces itself to lilac
as night time approaches.
A subtlety not appreciated by the moon
who thinks it dominates the night.

2003 by Rosemary Winters Tracey

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