To paint a sunset sky above a bay,
one lightly brushes a blue field on white,
then brushes pink trails from an overlay
of plaited rose clouds on blue twilight.
One paints a thin blue strand across the bay
where watery shapes of yellow and pink rose
mirror the rainbow curtain whose array
ascends behind, in colors that transpose
the waters’ hues; its pink rose valance shades
the sunset clouds above a yellow haze
that thins to bright white sun upon the strand.
On the near shore, one paints blue shrubs and blades
of blue beach grass to mark a twilit maze
of winding darkening paths of blue sand.
Robert Pelgrift practiced law in New York City for many years and is now an editor for a legal publisher, working in New York City. His poems have been published in various anthologies and in The Lyric, The Rotary Dial, The Galway Review, The Foxglove Journal and The Waggle.