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Colors in the Sky

"Two doves in white flying, feathers glow beneath the morning's rainbow colors" -- Charles Messina A purple haze above the spectral rim Of dusk’s horizon, orange and golden, Against the gray of cirrostratus clouds Capturing the magic of this day’s end. I see faint blends of magenta and rose Reflecting on the ocean’s ebbing tide As the sun slips slowly into tomorrow A reddish disc flinging up blurry hues Its dying wish restored in dawn’s light, Vibrant yellows in crystal shimmering Across the waters quickly darkening As glorious dusk becomes ebon night.
Written November 30, 2022 Submitted to: "Colors in the Sky" Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Mystic Rose Rose

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Date: 12/2/2022 5:53:00 PM
I was writing a short story, a few days ago, the idea of the protagonist coming across an unknown color, never seen before, occurred to me. at a certain point, the protagonist is appalled and thinks to himself: but this color is so evident... how does it not exist yet and is it not common knowledge? I finally left it to develop this theme later, in a science fiction story, but I already know where to get the color palette: I'm going to look among the tones and hues of this beautiful poem, milton
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Date: 12/2/2022 7:27:00 PM
Marco, thanks so much for your studied and thoughtful comment. Thanks, too, for sharing as you did. I really appreciated it.
Date: 12/1/2022 9:06:00 AM
Your lines are uniquely colorful and run the spectrum of the everchanging shades of the sky. Nicely constructed, Milt.
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Date: 12/1/2022 10:40:00 AM
Thank you so much, Jenna. I appreciate your complimentary comment. Hope you're having a fantastic week.
Date: 12/1/2022 4:11:00 AM
Stunning imagery, Milton. Best wishes in the contest. I'm sure I'll read more of your poetry before you head to Puerto Vallarta, but before I forget...safe travels my friend. Enjoy the trip and the "Colors in the sky" Charlie
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Date: 12/1/2022 8:35:00 AM
Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment, Charlie. I really appreciate it.
Date: 11/30/2022 9:24:00 PM
This is brilliant, nothing more amazing than the colours of the sky, Milt:)
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Date: 12/1/2022 8:35:00 AM
Thank you, Jo. I hope you are having a marvelous week.
Date: 11/30/2022 12:57:00 PM
Natures colours without a doubt are truly amazing. Tom
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Date: 11/30/2022 4:08:00 PM
I certainly believe this, Tom. I have a scheduled trip to Puerto Vallarta in a few weeks, and I'm looking forward to the beautiful sunsets across the bay, among the most beautiful in the world.