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Waning light at Back Cove in Portland, Maine, photo by author











I had to look this one up, as the use of this word has escaped me. Here is its definition according to Merriam-Webster;

The fragile, airy quality of things evanescent reflects the etymology of the word evanescentitself. It derives from a form of the Latin verb evanescere, which means “to evaporate” or “to vanish.”

Seems to me a rainbow or sunset would the perfect metaphor for this word. I chose the latter.

2 Responses to “Evanescent”

  1. Perfect response.


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