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When Gloom Turns to Brightness

Updated on February 2, 2012

Today was different
So different from the day before
The day was bright
The cold sun shone
For a change I felt like smiling
My cat Sid was lying in a patch of sun
The room was full of color
It was different today
So different than it had been before
Today I didn’t mind
Looking out my window
Sid laying in what he must think
Is a window display

Toasting in the rays of the sun
The frosty snow all aglitter
The icicles dripping drop by drop
Winter birds on the wing
Swinging from branches still bare
Today was different
So different than the days before
Must capture this in my mind
Before the days become
Dark and dreary
Making me all teary


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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      It is important to have and share your days . Especially as we are able to have then . Be well Rose.

      God Bless.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      I love it when suddenly the sun shines during winter--beautiful write!

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      The Fastionista 5 years ago

      Hi Gypsy Rose! This is such a lovely moment to hold on to for those "dark and dreary" winter days. It's lovely when, even just briefly in winter, we're reminded of the life and warmth of spring and summer - the sunshine, the birds. You capture this beautifully here. Voted all sorts of good stuff! :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Hi Gypsy.. love your poem and your pictures of your kitty cat. Your poem is so peaceful.. made me smile.. thank you.. Great hub.

      voted way up


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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi, such a nice poem. Thanks for showing your cat, too. Nice Hub. I voted it UP, etc. Goodnight

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Up, awesome, and beautiful votes Gypsy. Such a good poem. You are so multi-talented my dear. You really did a great job. Keep it up!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you for your nice comments, they're always appreciated Sky9106,Audrey, The Fastionista, Debby, Mary (you're so lucky to be in PR) and thelyricwriter. It's so very cold here now that any even small amount of sun is great. Sid is always looking for sun patches to lie in. A day like this really gives one pleasure since most of the days are dark.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A beautiful poem, to capture that special moment when the sun shines and reminds us that the world is beautiful

      Voting up A & B

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thanks you so much Rosemary. Right now the sun is shining here in Riga just like in my poem but the temp is in the minuses and the windows are frosted over.

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Got teletransported to your area. Felt all the nature, and the misty sunshine embracing trees andgetting through your window uninvited. Lovely inspiration!


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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Reminds me of this morning. I was standing and waiting for the school bus with my daughter - freezing and watching my breath appear when I exhaled. All of a sudden a cloud moved and the sun hit me right in the face - it felt so warm and bright. My mood instantly brightened with it :) Lovely poem.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting Lord and Ardie. With the awful temperatures in the minuses every ray of sun helps. I just noticed this morning that yesterday a strong and bright sun shone and it felt warm and made you forget about the cold. Today there is only a hazy sun in the sky that doesn't really shine through and it is absolutely freeeeezing.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      First of all, I'm in love with Sid. Tell me why, as I was reading this I was humming a broadway tune. "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow"...Thanks for an uplifting, positive hub.

      Fun, and awesome.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thanks a lot for your positive comment Ann. Yeah, Sid is such a handsome darling. We adopted him from the local animal rescue and can you imagine some idiots had thrown him out into the streets. Go figure. He's lying beside me by the comp now and I told him about your compliment and I do believe he's a bit vain cause he started purring. lol Glad you mentioned that song. Yes I could have been singing it and dancing about my room that day. lol

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      You are indeed so talented my friend and this one I really loved.

      Here's to a long time to come of hub sharing.

      Take care my friend and have a wonderful day.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you liked it Eddy.It was one of those days you just couldn't help enjoying after so many gray and dark ones.

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