Sun

Andy Lyle 1951 (Londonderry)



The horizon gives her shelter
 For another night
 To rest her rays and firestorms
 Till dawn calls for a light

 Then up again she rises
 To herald in another day
 With a veil of mist and fog
 In the valley down our way

 Above the houses now she shines
 Too bright for eye to see
 Yet we can feel her heat
 As we take shade beneath a tree

 The busy bees are buzzing
 In the foliage up above
 While in the pond two amorous frogs
 Are struggling to make love

 Now her meridian she has reached
 And we can feel her power
 Drenched with sweat and baking hot
 The only respite,  a cold shower

 Before too long she will dip
 Below her blue horizon
 To end for us another day
 With lots of legs to spy on

 Then she will take her leave from us
 For yet another night
 Leaving us with sunburnt skin
 That's shining cherry bright

 Without her life would not exist
 The planet could not survive
 So sun please rise tomorrow
 To keep mankind alive

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Submitted by andylyle1 on October 07, 2013

Modified on March 27, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCB CDXD CCXX XECE XAXA XXDX CBXB XFXF
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 903
Words 178
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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