Friday, March 13, 2015

Poetry Friday: A Million Sunrises


It's Poetry Friday!  Stop by Author Amok where Laura hosts today's parade of wondrous words.
A Million Sunrises
A million sunrises
wouldn't be enough
to see all the colors,
hues of pink,
shades of purple,
tints of yellow,
or the way 
they change
the blue
of the morning
sky.

A million sunrises,
each welcoming
a new day,
full of possibility,
as the earth
comes to life
in quiet
careful
steps.

A million sunrises,
a new gift
waiting
to be unwrapped,
would never be
enough,
yet each one
takes our breath away.

We will never
see
a million sunrises,
but if we could
we would pause 
at each
like we had never
seen anything like it
before.

© Cathy L. Mere, 2015 







5 comments:

  1. Sunrises are such a beautiful time of the day. You captured it so well with your words. I like to get up early and watch the sunrise when everything around me is quiet. I feel so close to something I cannot explain that makes me feel peaceful and so very loved.

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  2. Lovely, Cathy. I was in Albuquerque recently and woke up early to watch the sun rising over the mountains. Amazing to watch the sun's progress across the landscape.

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  3. Your poem reminded me of Mary Lee's OWL ("Notice") and also of "Amazing Grace," Cathy: When we’ve been there ten thousand years,/Bright shining as the sun,/We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise/Than when we’d first begun.

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  4. "Each one takes our breath away." Just like reading your poems. Sorry I can't get by more often this month.

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