Fiery hues lit the sky as sunset settled in for its nightly painting ritual. Quickly, nature brush stroked the sky in front of my eyes. Taillights added extra glimmer to the scene, introducing the blackness of approaching evening tide. A parade of lights continued during evening rush hour as winter snuggled in.
A City Sunset
by Thomas Ernest Hulme
Alluring, Earth seducing, with high conceits
is the sunset that reigns
at the end of westward streets...
A sudden flaring sky
Troubling strangely the passer-by
with visions, alien to long streets, of Cytharea
or the smooth flesh of Lady Castlemaine.
A frolic of crimson
is the spreading glory of the sky.
heaven's jocund maid
flaunting a trailed red robe
along the fretted city roofs
about the time of homeward going crowds
-a vain maid lingering loth to go.