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The first lights of dawn - a poem

Updated on February 19, 2011

The first lights of dawn

I love to watch the first lights of dawn as it come in shyly, it brings with it the balmy, pure smell of nature and freshness. The air seems so cool and pure. The world around looks so pristine, until the sound of made made things rudely disturb the peace. Nature and all of creation seem to be rejoicing, the birds chirping and singing so gloriously, the squirrels chattering, the bees humming is music to the ears. The flowers dancing in the gentle breeze of dawn and sending their perfume as far as they can reach makes the scene complete.

This is the time of day when the rays of the sun fill you with their goodness, the vitamin D so much need for the absorption of calcium from food. The practice of Surya namaskar has come from this knowledge. It is indeed warmth to the bones and strength to the soul to watch the first lights of dawn!

The first lights of dawn come shyly in,

Through the window, to my sky,

I watch wide eyed and with bated breath,

As she beckons me with her balmy fest,

Sensuously teasing, my sleep worn eyes

Tickling my senses with a touch so light

I feel the thrilling glow under my skin

I spring back to life, from within.

A golden tinge or silver grey,

Now, a fiery orange bright,

Yellow rays are seeping through,

Liquid gold or love’s own hue,

Pink or is it flesh tint?

I just can’t make up my mind,

Such colors in my palette, I can never find.

A surge of warmth comes to my face,

Like a woman held in warm embrace,

Lost in the splendorous rose tinted haze,

Molten lava or flaming copper river,

Scalding my memory, imprinting forever,

Pleasurable moments that send down shivers,

Spellbound by her beauty and her splendor!

The leaves quiver gently and scarcely shake

The enchanted, from his dream like state,

The birds now sing their joyful note,

The squirrels scramble and chatter about,

The green bee eater and Koels loud,

Calling out to their mates so proud,

The eloquent silence of dawn now ends!

The prelude is over, the action begins,

Penetrating rays of the sun have come,

The clouds still float and play around,

In fluffy little stripes, stipples and dots,

The wind chasing them like a lover forlorn,

Vibrant hues, now giving way to,

Cotton tufts floating on brilliant blue.

I now await the even scene,

The ruddy skyscape and palms so green,

The yellow ball of flaming fire,

Extinguished by his own desire.

The pompous floating of the pearly queen,

Upon the carpet of velvety sheen,

I linger on in reverent awe

To drink deeply of beauty’s charm,

I pray that rain clouds will not hide

Your regal beauty and pompous pride,

I rest in hope that each day will bring,

My share of the bliss, your beauty holds

At dawn and dusk and every moment gay,

You hold me captive in your sway!


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      3 years ago

      Your poem is memorable. I love nature. I wrote something down 2 weeks ago

      As the moon gives way to the sun

      The horizon is a beauty

      The vegetation is green, so full of life

      The birds are chirping, the cocks are crowing

      Amazing how nature smiles at us each morning

      I can not help but smile back at every new dawn.

      Good morning my love, my family, my friends

      Good morning my beautiful country, Cameroon.

      Could you grade me please?

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      4 years ago

      Thanks for this poem :)

      I use it, in mi FB wall.

      Have a nice days


    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Connie, Praise God with all of creation! Thanks for the visit and the comment! Have a perfect day! God Bless!

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      7 years ago

      Your poem is really very lovely and pictures help remind us how wonderful our creator is in giving us such beauty.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thank you Eiddwen...reading it now reminds me that these need some editing... thanks gracious lady for the support and the votes ;) God Bless!!

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      7 years ago from Wales

      What a brilliant hub which I have to vote up up and away.

      Take care and enjoy your day.


    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      You said it, there is nothing more beautiful. Thank you Ben for watching my beautiful dawn with me. God bless!

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      Ben Evans 

      8 years ago

      Very nice poem and beautiful pictures. There is nothing more beautiful than a morning sunrise.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thank your for such a positive affirmation, reinforces my beliefs. Leni God bless you!

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      Leni Sands 

      8 years ago from UK

      You are most definitely a poet!

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      I am glad you like the warmth of the rays of the sun, in my part of the world it is always warm. A pleasure to have you here and sharing the warmth, welcome any time with me to the woods, into the mind and the unknown. I love HP too!!!

      Thanks you, Writing in Alaska and God bless!

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      8 years ago from southeast Alaska

      very nicely done Sofs, i need to read it more than once i think, so that it can soak in like the warm rays of sun on my skin after winter. Hubpages is an awesome place isn't it? l love it :) lvh

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      It is wonderful to meet you here again. Sometimes words are inadequate to describe what the eye sees and the heart feels, this was one such moment at dawn. I am glad it still could capture your mind and lead you along. Thank you and God bless!

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      8 years ago

      Hey sofs ,As your write my mind follows along in the moments moving in the dawn. how perfect!

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Glad you liked it praiseto, thank you for your kind words. God Bless!

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      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Nice poem. I really enjoy read this poem. Beautiful pictures also. Thanks for share with us.

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thank you, Earnest for breaking your own rules and commenting, I am glad that you loved it, I love nature so much that it hurts and flows out. I am addicted to this one thing, nature and her enticing ways! Your comment is very encouraging and motivating. Thank you once again!

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      8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I loved your poem. Rare for me, I enjoy flowing poetry and this fits the bill.

      Lovely images can be drawn from your words, and for me, that is the enjoyment. Nice work!

      I almost never comment on poetry by the way.

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      8 years ago

      Timorous, It is always Awesome :), I have the advantage of still being in bed and watch the first rays of light stream in and then the awesome colours, I never fail to be amazed. Love to know someone who can enjoy the same things even though we are worlds apart. Somehow I feel you think so much like me that I always look forward to your comments. Thank you!! God bless!

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Joy, lovely avatar! Thank you, the sight and sounds enchant me. I just have to share it!

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      8 years ago

      your photos are beautiful, as is your poetry

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      Tim Nichol 

      8 years ago from Me to You

      Hi sofs. Really enjoyed the poem. Nice photos too. Strangely enough, I was also admiring the sunlight streaming into my room as I awoke this morning...and the trees with their leaves starting to change colour, against a clear blue sky. Isn't nature wonderful? :)

    • sofs profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      D.A.L. thank you for stopping by and for your kind and encouraging words.

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      8 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hi, beautiful poetry skilfully produced. as a nature man I found these words "to drink deeply of beauty's charms" fantastic. The brilliant photography enhances your work wonderfully. Thank you for sharing.


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