Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dawn

DAWN IN GREENE COUNTY
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Starting as a dim crest of orange
along the range of hills,
dawn stirs slowly here in Greene County.
Galaxies of stars still claim the night,
then abruptly disappear
to melt into the sun.
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Crickets cease their chirrup
and box themselves in
against the day.
A bat that took flight
ahead of the cluster,
flies home
to grasp the cave's edge
as if it were in Transylvania.
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The cream of morning rises
to top the milky sky.
Soon enough it boils over
into another August day.
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from: TWO GHOSTS/ poems
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12 comments:

Gaston Studio said...

I LOVE the last stanza!

Lyn said...

Hi Gaston-
Thank you so much for your kind words!

Derrick said...

Hi Lyn,

This is a beautiful poem. I love your references to the galaxy of stars melting, the bat rushing to escape the light and the milk boiling over. Great!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Thank you! I posted this "summer" poem because we've had a record breaking 4 day heat wave here in NY, 90+ deg.!!!

Natalie said...

Beautiful poem and photo. Loved it.xx♥

Lyn said...

Hi Natalie-
Thank you..I once had a house in Greene Co. That's where I went skiing for a few years...

willow said...

I like the bat in Transylvania part! Glorious pic, too.

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
Thanks so much!
One night a bitty bat got into the house..we yelled like maniacs, it wasn't Drac after all!!

Jeane said...

'and disappear to melt into the sun' ooooooo, I love that word picture - this is a wonderful poem, Lyn, as always.....

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
You're more than kind! I love poetry..I'm happy if words sometimes come out right!

Deedee said...

Beautiful imagery here, Lyn. Love the thought of morning rising like cream to the top

Lyn said...

Hi Deedee-
Sometimes interesting thoughts are lurking......
Thank you!!

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