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Tucson Sunset Anticipated

by Sandy M. Humphrey

If in the moments

before darkness descends

Upon the edge of the world

I could gaze

at the painted palette

of the horizon with tangerine

Splashes and dashes

rose and azure blue

Hints of lavender dusting

on cumulus clouds

Deflecting the last rays

sunshine golden

Into crowning beams

heralding the end of the day

And question that there is a God

My soul would indeed be void

of knowledge

And endless hope could cloud

my vision of a brighter tomorrow

if indeed tomorrow ever came

But I do not doubt the Artist

whose canvas stretches

Into infinity

so how can I doubt

an end to pain

With joy and blessings

pouring through in each sunset


Author's Note: This was written days before witnessing this sunset, at a desk in Oklahoma with no knowledge of going to Tucson yet....If you are in need of an event one is provided...or it was in this case.

Posted on 10/24/2006
Copyright © 2020 Sandy M. Humphrey

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 10/24/06 at 06:20 PM

Hi Sandy. Wonderfully inspired. His handiwork really can't be denied. Excellent write. Thanks.

Posted by Terry Olynik on 10/24/06 at 07:12 PM

Desert sunsets, particularily Tucson sunsets, particularily Gate's Pass sunsets are indeed unforgettable - however I have it on good authority that they are crafted by a guy named Morey who lives in the Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson. (No need to thank me for the double comment)

Posted by David R Spellman on 10/24/06 at 11:42 PM

Thee is very little that comes close to the beauty of a sunset and a wonder at how it can be so different day-to-day, place-to-place. I often marvel at the Artist's touch in them and wallow in the magnificence. You have painted one so very well here - an excellent write!

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