before me, colours bleed like ancient ink soaking papyrus skies persimmon sits, shiftless when did you boldly gush against apocalyptic orange? time is muted, cloud-muffled I strain to see movement but you are still to the naked eye I must wait sunsets speak slowly
We are adding the word “shift” or a derivative to our 44 word poems.
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I love sunsets with all the colors bleeding. Your photos are amazing. Thanks for hosting.
Vivid imagery to match the beautiful pics! Gorgeous, Mish!
The thought of watching a slow sunset is lovely…
i fill my facebook pages with pics of sunsets
I’m glad that sunsets change slowly, having them hanging around makes folks cheerful. Thanks for the “Mekas” quote, yes, we harp.
All those lovely colour words! I love your ending.
Up here the sunsets are slow and lingering.
Those 2 last lines are awesome. Luv your quadrille. Thanks for dropping by my blog today
Oh this is gorgeous, words and photos! I love the sounds in this, too.
Love the vividness you capture here with your words and that sense of stillness of wonder in the face of a beautiful sunset
“time is muted, cloud muflled” loving those words. You’ve painted a beautiful scene. I’ve heard photographers and painters alike say the two best times of the day for images are right before the sun rises and right before the sun sets….IE sunrise and sunset. I’ve always found that to be true in Provincetown….and the sky becomes a painting! 🙂
Yes they, do… and sometimes disappear without saying a word!
Very well done, Mish.
Oh I think that would have made a great last line. Thank you, Dwight. 🙂
Sunsets do speak slowly. And change so quickly! Beautiful.
Yes, they do. ❤
Awesome verse and mind-blowing photos, Mish! Congrats & thanks for hosting this cool prompt.
Amazing skies. Worth listening to. (K)
I love the last line. What a wonderfully visual poem.
Your description is as lovely as your photographs.
the stress and phrasing of the last lines really add the emphasis to what we mostly have forgotten – patience in time and things unfolding as they will – lovely words and gorgeous complimentary images – with skies like those, who wouldn’t just wait and listen …
Ah yes, who wants a beautiful sunset to shift quickly? A beautiful moment to be savored ☺️🤣
It’s those last few seconds that end too soon, way too soon … especially over a body of water ~~ Splash/Sssssss. Love your quadrille. Thanks for making the challenge happen.
Your words have painted their own sunset – sigh
What a beautiful description of the wild colours of sunsets!
“sunsets speak slowly.” – nice.
Lovely imagery in this piece.
Outstanding writing and photos, Mish!