Arts Everyday Living: Happy New Year–Sails at Sunset, Rainbow Colored Skies

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I rediscovered this blog of two years ago and couldn’t resist reviving the miraculous sunset by Russian artist Nikolai Yaroshenko (1846-1898) with an accompanying poem by Emily Dickinson.  Be sure to click to maximize your view.


Nicolai Yaroshenko, Sunset, c. 19th century, location unknown



The Sea of  Sunset

This is the land the sunset washes,

These are the banks of the Yellow Sea;

Where it rose, or wither it rushes,

These are the western mystery!

Night after night her purple traffic

Strews the landing with opal bales;

Merchantmen poise upon the horizons,

Dip, and vanish with fairy sails.

Emily Dickisnson (1830-1886)


The above image and verse are used solely for educational purposes.


And reflect on the visions of everyday life with Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively.

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