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Topic: Orange (the color) (11/19/09)
TITLE: the momentary orange-ing
By Jim McWhinnie
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ADD TO MY FAVORITES
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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