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    Sunset photo from the other evening

    This was the reason for me searching for the name of that ink.

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    Differing Views

    A Maxfield Parrish watercolor sunset is splashed across the eastern sky
    Delicate, fluids pastel pinks and lavendars
    And elegant Art Noveau swaths against the greying sky of dusk
    And I know, in my bones
    That my camera will not capture it
    That only pastel chalks on thick white paper
    Deftly applied, skipping and dragging
    Across the smooth surface, smudged just so
    And soon, it has faded to grey
    Vivid now only in my mind's eye


    The western sky is ablaze, though
    With vivid light, gold and orange
    Washes of Allizaron Crimson and
    Payne's Grey touch the cloud edges
    Layer upon layer of clouds stacked
    With light, like frosting, between
    Oozing and glowing with an exuberance
    A celebration of storms done
    That lingers in the humid air as
    The east, behind me
    Darkens to grey, and
    to night

    I've Been Frosted

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    Lovely photo & equally lovely poem, my friend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyber-sibes View Post
    Lovely photo & equally lovely poem, my friend!
    Thanks, I was surprised there is detail visible in the buildings below, I expected it all to be in silhouette! And now you know why I needed to know what Payne's Grey was called - as I know you are a visual art person as well, when you mean Payne Grey, Indigo will not suffice!
    I've Been Frosted

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    That's a beautiful sunset and your poem describes it so well. Have you ever published any of your poems? If not, you should!
    Randi



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    The photo did come out quite clear, and the sky is wonderful. Not surprised this moved you to write! Very nice poem, to go with the photo.
    Thank you Karen, for fixing my siggy!

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    I took this photo in Tuscon at the end of a long driving day, the colors don't translate well in the pic, but it was a glorious sight. It only lasted a few minutes, After I took the picture, I put my camera away and moments later it was over!!!

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    Wow, that's a beautiful sunset, too!
    Randi



    "I don't know which weapons will be used in the third World war, but in the fourth, it will be sticks and stones" --- Albert Einstein.


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    Yes, that's the thing with sunsets - they are so fleeting! I knew I couldn't capture the eastern sky fast enough, and the colors were too subtle for my photography skills, too!

    No, wouldn't know where to start with publishing any poems - there are lots of scams out there, so haven't had anything published since high school and then college.
    I've Been Frosted

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    Maybe self-publish through Amazon? This can be done.
    I've been finally defrosted by cassiesmom!
    "Not my circus, not my monkeys!"-Polish proverb

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    I really liked your poem and all the sunsets shown by you and others.

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