Why was this sunset so astonishing when they are always beautiful?
Well, for one, I ran out of batteries – but fortunately, my neighbour had some. Whew! I won’t let *that* happen again. And then there was the moon.
I didn’t think it would be at all remarkable – the cloud was quite thick
& the sun sent out rays as its light tried to escape
Colour was reluctant
and when it came, seemed sullen
that rose burning gold
and then I looked east – the moon rising above golden clouds:
more colour came into the eastern skies along with the clouds, fighting the moon
in the west, the colour flared and touched the clouds that were only thick down near the horizon
the eastern skies had nothing of gentleness about them at all
in and the west, the colour deepened
soothed a little
and the scattered clouds threw the beauty far and wide
& finally – the moon
It stunned me, this sunset – involving both east & west. I got quite dizzy turning around and around.
I am so grateful to my neighbour🙂