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A Marmalade Sunset Extravaganza

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A Marmalade Sunset Extravaganza

Marmalade 
drips
from 
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
                        cradles
      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.

Suddenly
         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 

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  1. Date: 7/27/2015 11:05:00 AM
    Awesome Andrea, congratulations on your win in Shadow's contest ;) love it

  1. Date: 7/26/2015 5:04:00 AM
    Hi, Andrea, I love sunsets and with this poem you put me there. So descriptive! Congrats on your top win. ~~Darlene

  1. Date: 7/25/2015 4:28:00 AM
    WOW, what a description with a nice little surprise at the end! I must have been a dolphin in another life because I LOVE the ocean...You're the best my friend! - Tim

  1. Date: 7/24/2015 11:13:00 PM
    Hi Andrea, Congratulations you top win:-) Alexis

  1. Date: 7/24/2015 7:42:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/24/2015 5:36:00 PM
    Great poem, well done on your win Andrea :)

  1. Date: 7/24/2015 4:32:00 PM
    Nicw win... Love SKAT

  1. Date: 7/24/2015 4:31:00 PM
    WOW! Now, THAT was beautiful! Such a special piece ... Congratulations!!!

  1. Date: 7/24/2015 4:21:00 PM
    So beautiful the imagery is elegant. Congratulations on your win a 7. Hugs Eve

  1. Date: 7/24/2015 4:07:00 PM
    Beautiful and lovely piece,Andrea...Congrats on your splendid win. It is well deserving....

  1. Date: 7/24/2015 3:13:00 PM
    Congratulations Andrea: Immersed me in one of my favorite time's of day.....sunrise is the other. Something magical in the atmosphere of endings and beginnings. SuZ

  1. Date: 7/24/2015 1:02:00 PM
    The imagery is AMAZINGGGGGGGG wow wow wow i can see this so vividly in my minds eye - congrats on your top spot:-) hugs jan xx

  1. Date: 7/24/2015 11:58:00 AM
    Congrats on 1st place win, Andrea. Not surprising. While reading your poem, I found the colors and scenery playing out in front of my eyes. Beautiful. I wished I was there. You are definitely a master of imagery. :) Janece

  1. Date: 7/24/2015 11:12:00 AM
    Beautiful. Deserved win, Andie! I love the marmalade drips from the sky Congratulations! hugs!

  1. Date: 7/24/2015 10:04:00 AM
    this outstanding poem blew me away Andrea so warm and sensual a masterpiece congrats on 1st place hugs

  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!

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