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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Orange (the color) (11/19/09)

TITLE: the momentary orange-ing
By Jim McWhinnie
11/21/09


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Eternity is a creation of watercolor moments that flow from one into the next, an ever-changing wash of colors that comes once and then departs and may never come again. Such is the momentary orange-ing of the evening sky. It does come - once in awhile for those who take the time to wait for its momentary coming.

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the momentary orange-ing

in the darkening of my mortal sight,
just before the blackening of the night,
a momentary orange-ing of the sky takes place,
as the last few drops of sunlight gold,
drip upon the last pink rose of light.

as if so reluctant to pass away,
this ebbing, fading, nearly dying day,
she shouts out in bold and brassy orange,
she will not go without this one last show,
this cannonade of color, this fireworks orange display.

oh, this sunset requiem comes once more,
upon this day’s far distant shore,
a blaze of glory in the bonfire of its time,
its ashes now become the charcoal dusk,
and its sparks, the stars we do adore.


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Lollie Hofer 11/27/09
I was sitting in front of a fire-pit just a few hours ago so I appreciate the description of the FIERY, orange sunset. I enjoyed the flow of the poem and the "poetic" prose at the beginning.
Colin Swann12/01/09
Very poignant and magical.

Colin
Bryan Ridenour12/01/09
Beautiful poem with wonder word pictures! Well done!
Noel Mitaxa 12/01/09
A beautifully reflective piece (or should that be peace?) on a daily moment that is lost on too many people in life's frantic pace.
Jan Ackerson 12/02/09
What beautiful poetic language you use! You've quickly become one of my all-time favorite FW poets.
Mariane Holbrook12/02/09
Oh my! This leaves me breathless with its beauty! I need to find your FW stash and read away to my heart's content! Big time Kudos on this one!
Ruth Brown 12/02/09
So well told. Ahh I wish I had this kind of poetry gift.
Keep it coming!
Chely Roach12/02/09
Such beauty in your words. I agree with Jan, you are one of my favorite FW poets. Lovely.