A prairie sunset
A prairie sunset: Shot gold, maroon and violet,
dazzling silver, emerald, fawn,
The earth’s whole amplitude and nature’s multiform power
consigned for once to colors;
The light, the genial air possessed by them;
colors till now unknown, no limit, confine;
not the Western sky alone; the high meridian;
North, South, all, pure luminous color
fighting the silent shadows to the last.
Submitted by Tino Brütsch
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