Provincetown Palette

Savor Cape Cod sunsets.
Some seasoned with paprika,
cayenne, tumeric red-oranges.

Others like Monet’s garden scenes
bloom in pale lavender and rose pinks,
scattered through buttercup yellow.

Hot summer days wane at oceans’ edge.
Luminescent full moon slowly rises,
cools down dark ebony sky.

Written for Quadrille Monday at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Today Lisa asks us to use the word “season” or a form of the word in our poem of exactly 44 words, sans title. Photos taken over the years at our annual two weeks in Provincetown, MA, at the very tip of Cape Cod

29 thoughts on “Provincetown Palette

    • lillian April 4, 2022 / 3:17 pm

      Provincetown skies delight no matter the season.


  1. Grace April 4, 2022 / 3:02 pm

    The sunset colors are simply beautiful. How stunning to see that full moon rising at ocean’s edge.


    • lillian April 4, 2022 / 3:18 pm

      IT is indeed a beautiful place. For the first time in the 20+ years we’ve been going there. we will be there two weeks in early May this year. First spring time in Ptown. We’ve been there winter, fall and summer. The sky colors and low/high tides are always different.

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    • lillian April 4, 2022 / 3:20 pm

      Thank you. In my early knitting days I dyed natural yarns in boiling water seasoned with walnuts shells (turned deep brown); cumin (turned golden); and others too that I can’t think of. 🙂

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      • Laura Bloomsbury April 4, 2022 / 3:26 pm

        superb! something I’ve never tried though have wondered about doing – those natural born shades are the best


  2. Stine Writing and Miniatures April 4, 2022 / 3:12 pm

    I love how you related the spices and their colors to the colors of nature. I don’t think I have ever read that before! The paprika was what got me! Nice!

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  3. msjadeli April 4, 2022 / 3:48 pm

    Lillian, I love both the color and the seasonings of the first stanza! I love how you season all of your quadrille with color. Very tasty! Great photos as well. I can why you look forward to your annual trip there.


  4. Glenn A. Buttkus April 4, 2022 / 4:02 pm

    How wonderful to have such a place to go, where you can just “be”. I was going to use seasonings too, but changed up. Your sensual rendering is magnificent.


  5. De Jackson April 4, 2022 / 5:03 pm

    Paprika came to mind (and tongue) for me today, too, Lil.
    This quite simply takes my breath away.


  6. Tzvi Fievel April 4, 2022 / 6:27 pm

    “wane at oceans’ edge.”
    Also, nice photos.


  7. Rob Kistner April 4, 2022 / 7:31 pm

    What a beautiful, deeply thoughtful post Lil! And the pics are wonderful — perfectly matched to your verse. Bravo! 👍🏼🙂


  8. Raivenne April 4, 2022 / 8:23 pm

    Oh, your hue laden words are are matched in beauty by the photos. So lovely.


  9. Ali Grimshaw April 4, 2022 / 11:20 pm

    I like the idea of sunsets of spices. Painting the sky with seasonings.


  10. Quaranjavirus April 5, 2022 / 6:34 am

    This sure is a rainbow poem of flamboyant colours and vivid imagery 🙂


  11. Arjan Tupan April 5, 2022 / 11:57 am

    Ohhh, the colours! Great twist of the prompt. And beautiful writing.


  12. purplepeninportland April 8, 2022 / 8:41 pm

    Love this, Lillian. Beautiful and descriptive. I have only been there once, but would love to go ack some day.


  13. Jaya Avendel May 10, 2022 / 4:00 pm

    What a gorgeous poem, so alive with the tastes and smells of a place! I especially love the opening lines. 🙂


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