Pythian Games

put on your track shoes and write the miles

a minimalist’s pallet

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The sky is awash. Streaks of gray and blue. The world. As far as the eye can see. Muted tones. No bright pastels. Glowing cobalts. Streaks of brilliant light. Not tonight. This eve’s artist is in a gray mood. This eve’s artist is using a minimalist’s pallet. Is using a wide brush. With little color.

The sea is flat. Hardly a ripple on the surface. A mirror. Reflecting the gray sky. A squall hides Simbo. Thick and black. No visible movement. No sound. Just a curtain of a darker shade. Hanging. From sea to sky. Drawn across the view. Hiding something? Protecting what? An evil deed? An act in progress?

The breeze is light. Palms moving leisurely. Lazily. Mountains of clouds build the horizon. Stationary. As though guarding. Protecting. Adding to. Accentuating the over all theme. The preponderance of the vague. A minor statement on a grand scale. A statement of majesty and beauty. Understating the power. Building up. Held. Possessed by. The gray clouds.

The darkness is thick. The gray of the eve has led to impenetrable blackness. Frogs sing. Wind has died down. It started raining. Much needed. Came down pretty good. A nice change from the blistering hot day. Looks like it’s here for the night. A welcome guest. Come, clear the air. Tap-dance me to sleep.

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Written by nativeiowan

August 27, 2009 at 8:31 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. What a great last line – splattering rain as tap-dancing – superb image!

    kvwordsmith

    January 26, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    • I live in a land where we get about 3 meters of rain per year. Sometimes it’s a soft-shoe on the roof. Sometimes it’s sledge hammer. it is always a pleasure.

      glad you enjoyed.

      nativeiowan

      January 28, 2010 at 11:15 pm


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