Multichromatic Chronology

Orangery (1982) -- Gerhard Richter
 I. golden womb engulfs pale yellow sunrays
    sticky daylight melts and becomes sorbet
    a freed dove flaps wings and begins her flight
    into unknown. Always day; never night
    lifelong dreams begin here, in dew morning.

II. fire hydrants burst with white hot heat streaks
    new things on holiday purify here
    brazen passion glows in brassy corners
    spilling over onto bright red burners
    steam escapes into tangerine midday.

III. bitter grapefruit breezes evaporate
      leaving behind tangible memories
      blood orange rivers stretched way down yonder
      cast long shadows; enigmatic wonders
      saltwater whispers secrets to sunset.


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