Mary Havran

Rookie (1950 / Ohio)

Before The Dawn - Poem by Mary Havran

Before dawn wind rushes
driving night’s chill westward
so vestiges of darkness
send shivers along my spine.
Facing east I fight
cold’s piercing urge to wince,
and huddled await morn’s blush.
No wind or cold may dissuade
my eyes from pending purchase
of that precious brief pink palette,
clouds trimmed in rosy piping
which dress the sky at dawn.

Comments about Before The Dawn by Mary Havran

  • Rookie Raj Nandy (6/8/2008 10:33:00 PM)

    Another beautiful painting with word!
    - Rj Nandy (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,942 Points john tiong chunghoo (4/2/2008 10:42:00 AM)

    dear mary,
    i really love these two lines:

    clouds trimmed in rosy piping
    which dress the sky at dawn. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Who Iam (2/27/2008 8:37:00 PM)


    I have read about everthing you have written and I must tell you I have been moved
    You had quality of word that touches the heart.
    I appreciate your impressions and hope all is well at your house.
    Again I thank you very much for your comments on what I've tried to share, God, Family, Friends and Country come in that order with me.
    May I call you a new friend?
    Please keep writing its appreciated. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 35 Points Res John Burman (2/5/2008 4:09:00 AM)

    Perfect Mary. This poem sums up the reasons I'm often found walking into the dawn along Mounts Bay Seashore in Cornwall. Good for the heart, good for the soul! Thank You. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Alto Thomas, Jr. (2/2/2008 9:11:00 PM)

    This is absolutely wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie David Taylor (1/31/2008 2:51:00 PM)

    Mary! now this strikes a chord in my heart, beautiful.
    Love David (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Nancy Chambers (1/30/2008 4:47:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem! Yesterday I took a photo of the pre-sunrise and your poem describes it in beautiful words. I was going to write a poem about it but you have said it perfectly. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Albert Parsons (1/29/2008 2:17:00 PM)

    'Clouds trimmed in rosy piping' I Love that line and all the rest as well. Wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 207 Points Andrew Blakemore (1/25/2008 5:58:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem Mary, you paint a picture with every line. Andrew 10! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emma Corwin (1/23/2008 10:52:00 PM)

    Breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shannon Wright (1/20/2008 10:00:00 AM)

    all i can say is thank you for writing this. -shannon (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gabriela Valoy (1/17/2008 6:30:00 PM)

    absolutely amazing! ! ! I love it! ! ! <3 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie L. K. Thayer (1/9/2008 6:05:00 PM)

    beautifully done, strong fierce images. thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ian Bowen (1/9/2008 2:31:00 AM)

    A very strong, enjoyable piece of writing.
    Ian (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (1/5/2008 2:33:00 AM)

    A wonderful feel to this one Mary, colour seems to play a big part with the sences

    Thankyou for sharing this

    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ivor Hogg (1/2/2008 5:09:00 PM)

    Beautifully descriptive of that perfect painting of the clouds by the master painter (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Gershon Hepner (12/31/2007 12:18:00 AM)

    Love ther rosy piping. Reminds me of Homer's rosy-fingered dawn.

    Gershon (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Konye obaji Ori (12/30/2007 5:28:00 PM)

    i love the imagery too.....beautifuuly written..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ramendra Kumar (12/30/2007 6:22:00 AM)

    Terrific imagery. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 60 Points Vijay Gupta (12/29/2007 7:35:00 AM)

    very good.................... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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