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African Sunrise

Updated on January 11, 2017

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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      Hugh J Erecshun 3 years ago

      beautiful imagery

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      Daniel Peebles 5 years ago

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

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      carmaluda 5 years ago from New Zealand

      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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      Rob Welsh 5 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 5 years ago from New Zealand

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

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 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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      RobertAllenSavage 7 years ago from Buffalo, WYOMING

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