Noreen Carden

(16/12/50 / Mayo)

Watercolour Dawn


Dawn sky, watery blue streaked red and gold,
by the hand of God.
Mountain ranges like humpbacked somnolent dinosaurs
Left behind from a long forgotten age.
Leafless hawthorns standing naked in the wind,
branches raised in supplication to the morning sky,
await the sap of spring

The sun, gold clad, eastern ambassador.
Whose heat spreads like a soothing balm.
Breathing life and warmth into frost bitten fields.
Lake mist hovers in ghostly plumes, above Loch Conn,
Welcome cover for the hungry birds
Whose song is the orchestral soundtrack
to God's own watercolour dawn

Submitted: Sunday, October 20, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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i wrote this while traveling alongside a lake[Loch Conn]in the very early morning. I was struck by the incredible beauty of the county i live in and also by how much we miss by not rising with the dawn each and every day

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  • Daniel Brick (5/28/2014 6:04:00 PM)

    The idea of rising early to encounter the pure beauty of the day is a worthy goal. William Stafford said, if you want to feel free, wake up at 4 am. You will not be oppressed. A collateral idea but still one emphasizing facing light in its earliest manifestation. I identify with the branches which AWAIT THE SAP OF SPRING. In my living memory I have not felt such gratitude for the arrival of Spring 2014. In fact, it's the END OF WINTER that I really, truly needed. But now I can dispel those impatient memories and revel in GOD'S OWN WATERCOLOUR DAWN - for which I thank you! ! (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (1/26/2014 3:19:00 AM)

    Welcome cover for the hungry birds
    Whose song is the orchestral soundtrack
    to God's own watercolour dawn , ,

    beautifully written, (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (12/8/2013 12:16:00 PM)

    nice piece of poetry there...
    you mention the name.... but really...be it winder-mere, coniston, buttermeare or dervent.... the poem celebrates and rings everywhere.
    for divinity is one and for us mortals the observing eye that we depend on a unity too.
    charged and fervent lines. and you have given it a really travel by feel.... i for one was sitting right there beside you, ya on the 'coach' from bowness to ambleside... lovely
    :)

    liked (Report) Reply

  • John Brown (11/11/2013 7:44:00 AM)

    Nice poem Noreen. It reminds me of my youth, when I used to get up very early to go fishing with my mates, on the banks of a local pond - sadly gone now. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/5/2013 8:31:00 AM)

    You've incredibly painted the dawn sky and the hovering mist over the Lake Loch Conn.
    Thanks for the note. Promised to myself that from tomorrow, shall again resume my dawn walks. (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (10/28/2013 4:50:00 PM)

    What an absolutely pretty poem; it glows as if truly a fine painting, done in words. Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (10/27/2013 2:28:00 PM)

    i was distracted a bit by the misplaced apostrophes. but, ah yes, the dawn! thanks for reminding me of it; i rarely see it. these are some nice picturesque descriptions of nature. thanks for sharing, noreen. :) (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (10/26/2013 2:58:00 AM)

    I admire d godly divine mentions with which u laced d poem. God deserves to b apreciatd dis way like in yor marvelous poem.
    Pls do review my latest poem. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (10/23/2013 12:22:00 PM)

    A great image you shared with us here, so nice..very well done painted and described_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/22/2013 3:46:00 AM)

    Beautiful description of the dawn! The birds song... the orchestral sound track to God's water colour dawn.. nice image! ! (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (10/21/2013 4:30:00 PM)

    Thanks for the comment and you don't do so bad yourself. Read mine - Brush Strokes -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

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