Ocean Blends

The subtle tones
that blend over ocean and bay
from light azure to lavender
as the ocean fades over the horizon.

But upon this watery deep
ships and boats sail free.
Upon the azure parts are sailboats
upon the lavender are big tankers.

Such a comparison would apparently
be gleaned from the tones
light and carefree sailboats
and heavy and ponderous tankers.

1999 by Rosemary Winters Tracey

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