Dawn



In abject stillness
Clouds softly creep
Enveloping the clear blue sky.

Gently a soft breeze
Advances through the trees
Awakening each little leaf and needle.

Previously chattering
Mockingbirds and Whip-poor-wills
Embed asleep,napping till the light.

Man awakens
And cars glide by
On the nearby concrete ribbon.

The sun appears as the earth revolves
Feathered friends, sheep, and fliers
Arise to usher in the new beginning.

Douglas Noel
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Submitted by dougnoel on July 14, 2020

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme XXA BBX CXX XAX XXC XX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 426
Words 69
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 2

Douglas Noel

Douglas is a published poet who have been accorded several awards for his poetry. He is a former teacher of 40 years the last 13 of which focused on teaching middle school children to write especially using various poetic forms. more…

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  • alanswansea18
    This is definitely my pic of the day. Great job.
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