The Hours of the Day

Morning brings the rising sun

With bright orange rays

Rising in a blue sky

Like upon an empty canvas

Appears the glowing sun

It makes me feel happy

In the early morning

Seeing a world all shiny and new

Just emerging from the dark of night

As I listen to the songs of the first morning birds

With anticipation of the new day

As morning steps into afternoon

The brightness has mellowed

And there is a golden glow all about

It makes me feel so differently

And a little sad that they day is beginning

To ever so slowly sail away

It always brings about

A certain nostalgic sadness

When I see the sun

Late in the afternoon

I know that it will soon

Be looking for the horizon

To fade away for another evening

Sadness overwhelms me at twilight

As purple shadows gather

Then I delight in the reddish sunset

As those last rays still streak above the sky

And finally a sad goodbye

To the sun till morning comes again

Leaving the nighttime for reflections

And memories of another day

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Your unique voice has developed right before our eyes. What a lovely experience watching you grow as a writer. Your poems are beautiful.

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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Enjoyed this so much.

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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

Gypsy I second the comments made by billybuc.. you have gone full bloom.. with your poetry writing

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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very beautiful piece, Rasma!

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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Gypsy - This may be my favorite of your poems so far. Very well written and so evocative of both the visual and the emotional changes we experience in a single day. I especially love these lines...

Rising in a blue sky -- Like upon an "empty canvas"

I know that it will soon -- Be "looking" for the horizon

Leaving the nighttime for reflections -- And memories ....

Just lovely. Theresa

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful Gypsy...Each part of the day and night is special as you poetically described. Loved this....

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Gypsy, simply beautiful; sometime we just want the day to linger a little longer to hold back the night, but the sun always rises. Nicely done.

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sligobay 3 years ago from east of the equator

My moods travel with the sun and its surrender to the night. This is a beautiful reflection and poem. I love Cat Stevens too.

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Annie Miller 3 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

Beautiful poem, Gypsy. I enjoyed your words and the photos that fit precisely with them.

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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

I really like this one---it is a beautiful depiction of emotions tied to the sunlight and light of day as it wanes, and then the new hope of a new day again. I identify with it too. And I absolutely love Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam---what a gentle soul!

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Beautiful reflections of a single day!!!

Thanks for this lovely write.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

mmmmm...i too am a sun worshippper and hate to see it go, but...

sunsets are breathtaking - but no more so than sun rises!

SUN-sational, Rasma!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Oh Gypsy, this is absolutely beautiful! I am becoming such a fan of your breath taking poetry.

Can't wait for the next one. Vote and sharing.

Thank you!

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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Beautiful and bright as the morning sunshine. Voted up.

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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Spring has sprung and soon morning her will hello girlfriend.. love your poem. and the song is awesome

voted up and sharing


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Phyllis Doyle 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Lovely poem, Gypsy. I, too, love to watch Grandfather Sun rise in the early morning hours, then make his journey across the sky. I get up before sunrise, make some coffee, then sit out on my patio. I listen to the night sounds fade away, anxiously await for the sounds of the morning birds waking up and singing their joy. Then the sun finally begins to peek over the little mountain where I watch for it, it is a new beginning, a joyful time of day.

I so enjoyed your poem.

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MG Singh 3 years ago from Singapore

A lovely post. Well done !

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you so much for sharing your vision with me.

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Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Beautifully described, love this poem thank you and voted up!

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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

A very beautifully done work Gypsy....loved every bit of it.

Votes ++++++++++++

Sharing as well.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your comments. Nice to hear from you. Hope you all have a bright and sunny day.

Glad you enjoyed this Bill.

Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs.

Glad you enjoyed this Frank.

Glad you enjoyed this Wayne.

Glad you enjoyed this Theresa. I pass through many moods in one day. It just inspired.

Glad you enjoyed this Ruby.

Glad you enjoyed this Jo. So true try as we might that sun will set but then we'll just have to wait for a new day.

Glad you enjoyed this sligobay. I agree my moods follow the day along. Cat Stevens always has such nice songs.

Glad you enjoyed this Annie. That first pic I managed to capture one early morning.

Glad you enjoyed this Lurana. Yes, Cat Stevens songs are real nice.

Glad you enjoyed this Faith. Thanks for the vote and share. God bless.

Glad you enjoyed this Leslie. Yes, they are both lovely the sunrise makes me happy and the sunset reflective. Thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed this vocalcoach. Thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed this Vellur. Thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this Debbie. Thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed this Phyllis. I agree getting up just as the first sun rays are to appear is a fantastic time of the morning. It's about the time that birds begin to start gathering for singing in the apple tree outside my window.

Glad you enjoyed this MG Singh.

Glad you enjoyed this Martin.

Glad you enjoyed this Lesley. Thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this Deergha. Thanks for the vote and share.

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sligobay 3 years ago from east of the equator

The sun is about to rise and my heart leaps to meet her.

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

The loveliest time of year now and you wrote such an incredible poem

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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Beautiful! You've captured the wistfulness of the dawn and dusk. Perfect imagery! Thank you! Up+

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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

This is beautiful and you've captured the various shades of the day very well.

Voted up and beautiful. Shared.

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Seeker7 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

What a wonderful way to express and visualise the coming of morning through to the end of the day. I love the way you shift with ease from each time of day into the different moods that the sun brings in contrast to the twilight - beautiful! I think you've also captured wonderfully how our memories and thoughts are stimulated and changed by progressing day.

Voted up + shared!

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catmalone 3 years ago

Very Beautiful hub!

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Grace-Wolf-30 3 years ago from England

Beautiful. I know everyone else is writing this, but it really is just beautiful.

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Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Rasma,

Simply beautiful!

Voted up and sharing

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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Absolutely beautiful gypsy, love this and its so true. I often stay awake until the sun comes up, yes I know, a night owl! lol! but I can see the sun start to appear and its lovely, nell

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Always wonderful to greet the sun in the morning sligobay.

Glad you enjoyed this DDE. It is a lovely time of the year.

Glad you enjoyed this btrbell and thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this Rajan. Thanks for the vote and share. My moods often follow the course of each day.

Glad you enjoyed this Helen and thanks for the vote and share. Each part of the day can be inspirational.

Glad you enjoyed this catmalone.

Glad you enjoyed this Grace-Wolf. I often find myself reflecting on each part of the day.

Glad you enjoyed this Sue. Thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed this Nell. I completely agree. There are nights I find myself inspired and I can't sleep and then that wonderful rising sun in the morning.

Sannel 3 years ago

I truly enjoyed reading this poem. Lovely reflection of the sun, my friend.



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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

To the utter annoyance of friends and family, I am a true morning girl. My favorite time of the day is as the sun is coming up. Sitting quietly while listening to the world wake up is one of Mother Natures most awesome spectacles.

You captured the beautiful of our surroundings so well.

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khmazz 3 years ago from South Florida

Great writing and wonderful pictures to go with! Voted up!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Sannel. Hugs.

Glad you enjoyed this Beckie. You know I agree with you. The morning just makes me come alive.

Glad you enjoyed this khmazz and the pics. Thanks for the vote.

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thost 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Wonderful poem Gypsy, another day is the special gift. Thank you for sharing.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this thost and you're right each day we are given is precious.

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