African Sunrise

African Sunrise


Gossimar shades of early dawn

Whisper to the velvet night,

"Your vigil is over,

Time to let in light."


With brushstrokes from the rising sun

Sky begins to glow,

Stars become translucent,

Colour starts to flow.

Drifting clouds, suffused with blush,

Intensify and smoulder.

Incandescent threads of light

Sparkling off water.


Glistening dew drops swell and slide

Down blades of thirsty grass,

Crickets quell their rhythmic beat

Ceasing their stridulent dance.

Heuglin's Robin teases

With her stolen song

In branches evolving.


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.


Daniel Peebles 4 years ago

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


Hugh J Erecshun 21 months ago

beautiful imagery

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