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A Misty Dawn

Against the hazy sky
Mountains, seen grotesque
Frightening monsters, poking out
Here, there and all around
In the glinting darkness
The ravine, like a mythical snake
Gapes its mouth
Mist hovers,
The leaves are tear stained
By the Night's frozen grief.
In stealthy steps,
With the jingle of anklets,
The wind comes to shake off the drops
And down they drip one by one
As the grass below shiver
At the sudden shock.
The leaves, rid of the load, flutter-
Faint stir of life!

From a distant habitation
The rooster, in sharp notes
Sounds the siren.
The East bleeds,
As shafts of gold cuts through her breast.
Darkness recedes,
Birds begin to chirp.

Slowly, parting curtains
The day emerges
Like a lazy boy
Disinclined to be roused from sleep

Submitted: Sunday, March 03, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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  • Suresh Nellikode (9/2/2013 11:51:00 AM)

    Phenomenal! Keep it up.

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  • Suresh Nellikode (9/2/2013 11:38:00 AM)

    Phenomenal! Keep it up.

  • Ramesh Rai (8/19/2013 9:46:00 PM)

    a swt melodious with beautiful write that jingles the soul.

  • Sreelekshmi Pillai (6/18/2013 6:44:00 AM)

    a beautiful picture of the dawn. loved it, especially the lines-the East bleeds,
    As shafts of gold cuts through her breast.

  • Heather Wilkins (6/4/2013 2:47:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem about the dawn. slowly slowly parting curtains the day emerges. nice thought

  • Valerie Dohren (3/7/2013 1:40:00 PM)

    Wonderfully descriptive, capturing the beauty of dawn. Lovely write Valsa.

  • Search 2 (3/4/2013 9:21:00 AM)

    Beautiful lines and the crystalised life on a diverse spectrum make this poem a great write, dear Valsa..

  • Anthony Di''anno (3/4/2013 8:49:00 AM)

    Absolutely gorgeous Valsa.
    So many wonderful lines. I can hear the jingle of anklets. In fact I feel as though I am there. Absolutely magical.

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (3/3/2013 11:40:00 AM)

    What a wonderful depiction of day break! The lines- The leaves are tear stained / By the Night's frozen grief- are really of beautiful imagination.The concluding para' is fantastic! ! Valsa I see your, your mind sparkling with beauty! GREAT! !

  • Neela Nath (3/3/2013 7:41:00 AM)

    Gradually dawn appears breaking the curtain of night. Cinematic.

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