Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence




Shimmering stillness
Her aureus memory
Of summer sunsets

Silhouettes in triplicate
Bathed in alluvial glow

In response to Patrick Jennings’ Pic and a Word Challenge #124: Silhouette

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

10 thoughts on “Silhouettes

  1. I love the gold-and-silver shimmer in this photograph. Stunning.

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  2. Thank you Mrs Fever. This photo is pretty much the way the sunset was that night. I didn’t need to shop it much at all.


  3. Beautiful beautiful! Shimmer is such a perfect word for this piece.

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  5. The image is exquisite.

    The words, as subtly evasive as the photograph is intense. On a close read, powerfully evocative.

    Aureus is new to me. Sweet synonym.

    I use alluvial all the time, but never like that. Clever.

    <grin> It’s not often I have to look up words.

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  6. Thank you. I am honored that I had you look up words because you are one hell of a good wordsmith. I debated alluvial but I thought the sunset looked like liquid gold that had flowed into the bay. I fussed over this one and had struggled with what to say about this photo since I took it in July.

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  7. Lovely, sensuous alliteration. This poem is like a beautiful, precisely executed painting.

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  8. <smile> I don’t mind admitting I will dig into a thesaurus trying to find just the right word. But getting friendly with Roget won’t find you aureus for golden, nor will it artfully suggest an alluvial golden sunshine deposit. That, my friend, is true word smithing. Molten metal hot. =)

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