At the End of the Day: NPM 2019 Day 8

I found myself wanting to write about blue again.  This place is all about blue and blue and blue…and then even more blue.  I thought I knew blue, but the variations in shades are keeping my eyes in a constant state of definition!

So, in resisting the urge to write about blue, I find myself wanting to reprise a poem I posted from one of my students on our William Carlos Williams day.  Caleb captured the wonder of that time after the exclamation point of sunset, when color expands in the sky…a watercolor painting, Mother Nature style.

Here’s Caleb’s piece (again):

​The Colorful Afterglow

So much depends

upon

a colorful

afterglow

swarming with

bright colors

beside the turquoise

ocean

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As I was thinking about this piece by Caleb, I wrote my own version as we chased the sunset at the end of our day today.

So much depends

on finding a path

that leads to the beach

in time to experience

the brilliance of sunset

against the roiling gray of clouds

threatening rain.

©Douillard

And you can see from my photo, we missed the “just right” sweet spot of sunset.  Luckily, we enjoyed the exploration, the just-after sunset experience, and the sweet afterglow of the post sunset sky.  After all, you can’t really go wrong in this beautiful setting!

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2 thoughts on “At the End of the Day: NPM 2019 Day 8

  1. mbhmaine

    I loved Caleb’s poem when you shared it before and your new one speaks to me as well. I find such pleasure in sharing your walks on the other side of this continent. I’ve recently discovered the beauty of the marshes here and they are now competing with my beach time! PS I say, if you want to write about blue, write about blue!

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  2. dogtrax

    where sunlight ends
    I wander among
    the clouds, too proud
    to ponder upon
    the wheelbarrow,
    yet never knowing
    where I am going
    until I end to begin
    again

    Reply

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