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A capture I'd made from a ferry travelling from the Asian side of İstanbul towards the European side, short before the sunset.


ISTANBUL SUNSET
by Simon R. Gladdish

You can see the minarets
Stabbing and probing the heavens
And the sleepy solitary fishing boats
Bobbing gently on the placid waves.

What you see is what you get
Staring out across the Bosphorus;
The celebrated spiky silhouettes
Of Istanbul’s most famous sacred mosques.

The sun begins to set,
Lassoing the city in a loop of light;
Pools of coral-pink and purple-violet
Briefly defy the jet-black curtain of the night.

An everyday scene for an Istanbulite,
But for me a transcendental sight:
The subtly fading contours of the star-strewn skyline
In the dusty pastel colours of Turkish delight.

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  • Copyright: Mesut Ilgim (Mesut2) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 22] (74)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2019-11-03
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2020-05-27 2:26
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