RAP:  Dawn


In the indigo light
of emergent dawn
shadows take shape
details develop
like a Polaroid picture
above mountain’s rocky ridge
a burning sliver of sun
breaks softly, silently
pours liquid light
over waiting peaks
and on bare branches
etched against a glowing sky
one small bird awakens
fluffs feathers, stretches wings
sings its brave song
into the break of dawn
This was a spur of the moment poem inspired by the sound of Spring birds returning. I got a little carried away with alliteration…I guess that’s what happens when you’re teaching a poetry unit with your kids and you try to write some yourself! I’ll try to avoid writing one the day we study onomatopoeia (tweet tweet!).

More Random Acts:

LL at High Calling Blogs FedEx Your Soul
LL Barkat’s Song of Myself
Laure’s 10 O’Clock Morning Hour
Yvette’sSin is Like That
Photo: stock photo from the Big Box of Art

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9 thoughts on “RAP: Dawn

  • March 20, 2009 at 5:22 pm
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    oh, it was a nice read!

    i could hear a bird sing early this morning myself…it was wonderful.

    good news of your sleeping

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  • March 20, 2009 at 5:23 pm
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    birds in trees … i could spy them all day long. so thankful for their returning.

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  • March 20, 2009 at 6:24 pm
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    I could hear the tweet tweet as I read your words!

    Such a precious time of year. Joy is contagious when all this new life bursts forth.

    I have to get a dictionary to look up onomatopoeia now.

    :)Laura

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  • March 20, 2009 at 9:38 pm
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    this part…

    details develop
    like a Polaroid picture

    … isn’t that just how it is… yes. Dawn comes slow, enlightening.

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  • March 20, 2009 at 10:01 pm
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    very good for a spur of the moment! i liked this:

    fluffs feathers, stretches wings
    sings its brave song
    into the break of dawn

    so visual – i can see the bird and hear the song – i came by from L.L.’s “Poetry Friday” link

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  • March 20, 2009 at 10:14 pm
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    I’m listening to birds singing outside right now. It is rather inspiring 😉

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  • March 21, 2009 at 9:22 pm
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    I agree with L.L.:

    “details develop
    like a Polaroid picture”

    the imagery really struck me.

    Great poem for the vernal equinox!

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  • March 22, 2009 at 12:08 pm
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    Hey, Erica,

    JUst wanted you to know that I will be out of town this week. I decided to go ahead and post my book club post this morning. Please link to it with the others if you like!

    smiles,
    laura

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