Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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DayBreak by Katkat-Tan on DeviantArt image from google dot com



NEW DAY
I sketch the dawn with my mouth,
Holding between my teeth twitterings,
And the colours of roosters, alarming
The night to hurried flights of departure;

Swishing, the radiance of morning stars,
Contouring, soft pinks and yellows: pastels,
Designing, early morning repast of orations;
Gums are hidden under a smile of devotions;

Tis dawn! and, it is as he has planned;
With just a single word, this day of mercy;
An offering, a gesture, a coax, a pampering;
Ochres, blast bombed greys, and snowy whites;

I sketch the dawn with my mouth,
After a painting already accomplished.
© gillena cox


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20 comments:

  1. "And the colours of roosters, alarming" lovely line...

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  2. What an excellent opening line! I saw this as from the unusual viewpoint of the hen awakened at dawn, but your narrator is so innately female as to transcend that comparison to the universal.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Kerry

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  3. I LOVE this poem! Love the opening lines so much. Very beautiful writing. I love reading a longer poem from you.

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  4. "And the colours of roosters, alarming
    The night to hurried flights of departure;" This is lovely. I read it several times with much pleasure.

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    1. Happy you dropped in Debi

      Much love...

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  5. Very inventive and colorful. NIcely done.

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  6. "I sketch the dawn with my mouth." That is such a beautiful line!

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    1. happy you dropped in Susie

      much love...

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  7. Your closing thought struck me...I often have the feeling that I try to capture something that's already perfect that, for me, it's a done deal. Beautiful painting of words through your eyes, Gillena.

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    1. thanks for your appreciation Hannan

      much love...

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  8. Paint all night, when morning comes look to see
    that the roosters are colored right. I'm liking It, Gillena
    ..

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    1. luv this bit of wit Jim, happy you dropped in

      much love...

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  9. happy you dropped in Rosemary

    much love...

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