Notes on a June Twilight

Rainbow cloud at dusk June 1 13
golden evening glow-
stretches from the western ridge-
illuminating the edges of twilight
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early evening sun-
parts the shadows of the old oaks –
stretching to meet the waters edge
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deep evergreen day –
gives way to plummy dusk-
sweet, luscious summer night
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clouds smudge the twilight-
layers of violet, gray and ash-
staining the night sky