Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

(1917 - 2000 / Australia)

Previous Month May 2014 Next Month
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
Modern Poem of The Day
Select a day from the calendar.
Would you like to see the poem of the day in your e-mail box every morning?
Your email address:
  Subscribe FREE
  Unsubscribe
What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

Daybreak

The greatest show on Earth
(non stop twenty four hours around the world)
Begins with a curtain-rise
of soft pink cloud
and a blare of golden trumpets;
The Sun's rebirth
we have seen it all before
we don't even bother to get out of bed,
or, if we're up already, we take heed
only to see will it be fine today
for our trip to the shore,
or the mountains; will it rain
for the school picnic,
will the races go on
or the test match be postponed?
And yet, one day, if the
sun should not rise,
what a loud refrain
of despair and horror
would run,
circling the whole Earth
as each place found
that today the golden trumpets
would not sound,
and the show was over!
We should think of each day
as our last for seeing the sun.

Submitted: Thursday, April 08, 2010


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Willy-Wag and Sparrow by Nancy Fotheringham Cato )

Enter the verification code :

  • Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde (5/29/2013 2:55:00 PM)

    A very though provoking poem. I cannot imagine what it would be like to live without the sun. It would be the end for everything living here on earth.

    2 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Azmat Naushad Asif (5/29/2012 5:29:00 AM)

    we take things for granted....but if their presence we don't appreciate then their absence we would

Read all 2 comments »
[Hata Bildir]