African Sunrise

African Sunrise


Gossamer shades of early dawn

Whisper to the velvet night

"Your vigil is now over

Time to let in light"


And with brushstrokes from the rising sun

The sky begins to glow

Stars become translucent

As colour starts to flow

Drifting clouds suffused with blush

Intensify and smoulder

And incandescent threads of light

Sparkle off the water


Glistening dew drops swell and slide

Down blades of thirsty grass

And crickets quell their rhythmic beat

Ceasing their stridulent dance

The Heuglin's Robin teases

With her stolen song

In branches that are evolving


The darkness comes undone


And with a flourish

A dazzling finesse

The sun claims the sky


Ephemeral Empress



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RobertAllenSavage 6 years ago from Buffalo, WYOMING

beautiful. love it, people seem to write best about the things they miss the most.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Vividly descriptive and so eloquently penned. Mother Nature reminding us of how beautiful the world around us may be. You describe it so well.


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carmaluda 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thank you for your feed back, it is so encouraging.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

Certainly a beautiful land and lifestyle, sadly destroyed by a lunatic... and restored in part within the imagery of perfect words... Nice work..


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carmaluda 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Yes, it is a beautiful land destroyed, and he is a lunatic. It is very sad... Thank you for wonderful words of encouragement.


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Daniel Peebles 4 years ago

Beautiful poem, felt like I was standing right inside the poem!


Hugh J Erecshun 24 months ago

beautiful imagery

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