Analysis of Dawn

Early morning,
Still imbibed with the chill of night.
As bird songs pull
First strings of light,
Upon a sleepy world.
Mists in lowlands retreat,
Revealing an unwelcome side of shadow.
A crow pecks at the roadside.
Human grief, ours alone to ponder.
The sun shines regardless,
Reflecting rainbows from black feathers.
Another uncompromising cycle starts.

Poetic Form
Metre 1010 10110111 1111 1111 010101 10101 0101010111 011101 1011001110 011010 01011110 01001000101
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 342
Words 56
Sentences 7
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 12
Lines Amount 12
Letters per line (avg) 24
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 286
Words per stanza (avg) 56
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Submitted on March 10, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Timothy Francis Savage

I have been writing poetry most of my life I love how so much can be said using so little. I am not a literary person but have always enjoyed this form which drips out of me, for reasons I can’t explain, almost constantly. I have written poems to try and explain this like Surfers Block, Special Presents and Oasis. I spent my youth in East Africa and poems like African Night and African Rain are reflections from those times. Now 55yrs old and a retired London policeman the poems Dawn and Black Rain were actually about finding a body in the early hours and homelessness in London in Pinched Freedom and Shop Doorway. I am also interested in the concepts of space and eternity which can be seen in poems like An Uneasy Rock and Macrocosm . I also like deserts for their timelessness and brutal beauty portrayed in Hour Glass and Sinai. My Grandfather fought right through the First War and as a youngster I saw how it had so deeply affected his life. I have always been very proud of him as I have of my father. Poems like Half Fat White No Sugar, Welcome Home 1918, Musical Credits, and A present from The Bad Lands about a tie pin my father brought back for me from the Bad Lands reflect some of these feelings. Another subject that intrigues me is the history of mankind because I just don’t buy the way historians/Archaeologists’ tell our story. I write a bit about this in Long Before Lucy, Inconvenient Truth and Gulf of Khambhat. I have written some nature poems also like Kingfisher, Chameleon, Spring, Another Winter,Tiger man, Eagle and Feathers On Water. If anyone wants to talk to me about anything I have written you can get me on I will always visit your site and read your poems if you comment on mine. One of my recent poems 'Eagle' has been placed on a new web site for classic Times Crossword puzzles. If like me you like these wonderful puzzles have a look at the most challenging crosswords available. Licensed by The Times. Investigate the cryptic complexity of the English word. more…

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