Awaking to Sun

Dawn tiptoes across the shadowed land,
Hints of flame climb over the horizon,
She’s a shy girl emerging;
optimism comes to mind.

Daylight trumps darkness
with an orchestral flourish.
The early birds looking for worms
make the first song.

Robins and thrushes
and those rascally blackbirds
begin the morning event.
Then come the bug eaters;

Wrens, black caps and chiff chaff –
poorer vision in lowlight.  Glasses might help
but the demand  for avian optometrists
has not been met.

Every society has its bankers:  Under
the guise of needing more light
to find seed, sparrows and finches
arrive on the scene;

Some freshly suited — others straggle in
uncombed, their valets obviously
have taken a day off–
They all chime in.

The semi from the highway contributes
its rhythm, Even a missed gear adds
to the composition.
A dog barks, a door opens,

The scent of bacon and coffee brewing –
The kiss before the commute.
Morning begins in increments
and over it all, the sun.

 

4 comments

  1. Sarah,
    The sun definitely has a way of awakening optimism. There’s nothing like that burst of gold in the skyline as multiple gray days have been around. I loved your poem. It reminds me to keep looking for the light. We’re all “needing more light”.
    Jan

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  2. Here’s to the Light!!

    Top o’ the morning to you, Jan.

    So good to share a cyber cuppa….

    I awoke to snow this morning. But as

    Scarlet understood so well, Tomorrow

    is another day!

    Many thanks to you!

    Sarah

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  3. Hi Sarah

    Dawn tiptoes across the shadowed land,
    Hints of flame climb over the horizon,
    She’s a shy girl emerging;
    optimism comes to mind.

    Love that opening glimpse of “dawn tiptoeing across the sky and emerging with such optimism. The rest of the poem underscores such blithe joy and one is definitely uplifted by your outlook here. This combines wit, beauty and imagination to make an overall enchanting poem. What a lovely way to wake up and appreciate life! Thank you for sharing this loveliness.

    Take care
    Wendy

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