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Mary Havran

Rookie (1950 / Ohio)

Before The Dawn


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.

Submitted: Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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

    Mary,

    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 - 0 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 - 0 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 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

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