Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Friday, December 31, 2010

Last sunset of the decade

*Note -- this picture isn't pixelated, it was taken through a screen from a window with the best view...I like how it looks old fashioned and futuristic at the same time.

The last sunset of the decade
must realize it's importance
and is taking the job very seriously
challenging the miasma
it makes a remarkable statement
and the grey clouds are no match
for the sun's true might
as they soon find themselves
accessories to the glorious event
seemingly startled by
the bright blaze of intensity
they flush a bright neon orange
the exact same shade
as a pair of suspenders I once wore
a quarter of century ago
the colors seem to mature
with each passing minute
fading from the neon eighties
to the earthen cadmium of the nineties
and finally to swirls of steal blue grey
and peach chiffon
a paradoxical dance
between optimism and pessimism
and I think that this sunset
represents quite brilliantly
the mercurial beauty that was
the first decade of the millennium

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