General Poetry posted March 13, 2014

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Why is the sky blue?

The Great Painter's Changing Canvas

by Sylvia Page

The Great Painter’s Changing Canvas

Cerulean and cloudless sapphire sky
Beams blue light trapped from the Sun
Dispersed by air molecules
Blue light's sprinkled out
When sun reaches the horizon
Fetching the Great Painter's palette
Of red and orange light
Portraying sky's great canvas
Glorious sunsets and dawns so bright



When cloudless, the sky appears blue due to molecules in the air scattering blue light from the sun, to a greater degree than they scatter red light. During sunset, the red and orange colours are visible as the blue light has been scattered out and away from the line of sight.
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