Sunset over the Water


My palette of synthetic pigment.  Pure paint.

I am going to paint ‘Nature!’

I suffer from absurdities of theory.

Empedocles,  Democritus,  Plato and Aristotle.

Their eyes could not even see the true nature of things.

Apelles said, “Four colours only.”

And here I daub a cornucopia of excitement from many a tube.

Is it possible to capture, ensnare, light distorted?

Blue and Green have been removed.

Turns to the travesty of sunset observed.