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A Marmalade Sunset Extravaganza

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A Marmalade Sunset Extravaganza

the sky,
and all around me, the world is awash
      in vibrant orange splendor
splashed               with yellow gold

Here in Paradise
   where graceful palms
            lean toward
                   dipping sun
I dip 
     my toes
into the liquid amber of the tide.
     As if to catch the day’s last rays,
I embrace radiance        as it embraces me.

Far off                               in the distance,
the         stretch         of          mountains
         on  a neighboring island
      what remains of the sinking sun.

I have now waded out into the sea. . . 
              my eyes savor
the sky’s color of sweet marmalade
                 and below it,           
         water’s warm honeyed gold
     lapping softly at my shoulders.

         a swarm of  swooping wings
                          bursts from the heavens!

My eyes now feast on hundreds  
                                    and hundreds of dark
      wheeling gulls, 
                               stark against the bright sky -

               the marmalade sunset’s 

surprise finale.

Written Aug. 6, 2013 by Andrea Dietrich
 for Leonora's Sunset Contest

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  1. Date: 11/17/2013 8:07:00 PM
    Andrea, I knew I would like this just by the title, so very beautiful, I love the painted sky/poem look. Very sorry to hear of your cat's cancer, such a terrible thing, illness and loss. Hugs.

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Enjoying the golden sunset. But darn it is getting cold in the evenings. love phyl

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 6:55:00 PM
    Oh, seems that word has to used once more Petal, Congratulations. Great title as well. Nothing on mine for you so don't bother looking lol. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 9:13:00 PM
    hi Andrea, you always do so well in contest..congrats... love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 10:17:00 AM
    A leisurely enjoyment of a lovely sunset. Congrats, Andrea!

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 8:11:00 AM
    Hey, we're the marmalade twins, your write makes one want to be there! Congrats

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 2:44:00 AM
    I'm luxuriating in the beauty of this poem, Andrea. Congrats on your marvelous win! You have all the elements that I love encapsulated here....water, sun, palm trees, and the sweetness of apricot marmalade! Incredible! :) Thanks for your lovely post on my poem, On Silly Childish Stickers! I responded to your post and answered your questions! Hugs!!!

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 5:04:00 PM
    Andrea, a beautiful sunset poem ... congratulations!! always Linda

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 4:16:00 PM
    I can see why this one grabbed top spot andrea! you're getting very creative with your layouts, I like it, plenty of psychedelic imagery and vibrant colour, right up my street :)

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 3:53:00 PM
    Andrea congrats on your win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 1:38:00 PM
    Good going Andrea...Great image

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 12:35:00 PM
    - Andrea, CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT FIRST PLACE!! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 12:34:00 PM
    It all sounds yummy a big congrats on your win Andrea xxx

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 8:34:00 AM
    You should enter this into the layout contest as well. Many congratulations. Leonora has excellent taste.

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 8:28:00 AM
    congrats on a great win Andrea

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 8:15:00 AM
    Just gorgeous......terrific images !!

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 4:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on your first place win my dear friend Andrea. Thank you so much for your very spectacular and outstanding poem. I love it so much and so enjoyed. Thank you so much as well for your full support. Have a blessed day! Big hugs! Love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 4:45:00 PM
    Beautiful nature, Beautiful story poem , very nice flow, I enjoyed reading it, Gid bless you,Hugs!Erich

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 8:25:00 AM
    The gull is my favorite bird and you've given them a beautiful setting. I'll bet you have lots of them there in Salt Lake City. Needless to say, Michigan has plenty. Love, daver

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 6:40:00 AM
    Wonderful. I love the way you made the spacing of the words enhance the meaning of the words themselves. I play with spacing a lot, mainly because I just don't like punctuation, but it works.