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Wednesday, June 23, 2010



Dawn blushed; betrayed her waking sky
To gently break another morrow fine.
Night waned – the black receding – highland
Reaching for the early morning wine.

The chorus rendered frantic caws and
Chirps and other avian song,
Mapping out the 'mine and yours, ' and
Goading more to sing along!

Quiescent water – deep of lake –
Reflected out the hazy red, but
Through the glass, a flick, a break:
An urgent tail from hidden bed!

And in the meadow, waking faces
Calmly spread a coloured veil;
The dew disclosing spider laces –
Oft with once a fly’s travail!

Dawn blushed; revealed her inner peace;
She handed on another blissful day.
Night ebbed, relenting to release of
Warming blood that gives to her display.

Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2010


  1. "Dawn blushed" is the most beautiful metaphor I have heard in years, seriously now... Love it!!!!

  2. Dawn blushes... what a lovely poem and image to describe that early morning hush. Thanks!

  3. Thank you Giulia and Jonie, and thank Mark Slaughter for those beautiful words!

  4. dawn blushes is beautifully done, very poetic in ways i haven't seen in a long while, surreal.

  5. I am honoured that you have complemented another of my poems with your splendid artwork, thank you again.

    Mark R Slaughter

  6. Oh, thank YOU, Mark, for the use of your poetry! Many have expressed pleasure reading this poem. :)

  7. Such a lovely poem and picture. Wow!!!!!!!

  8. Very nice image, and it fits so well with that excellent poem!

  9. I really enjoy Mark Slaughter's poems and the pictures if gorgeous, I also love 'dawn blushed', perfect phrase.

  10. Thank you Montucky and Kate! :)

  11. Lovely dawn image and superb poem to go with. I really like this poem in its cadence and wording.

  12. Thank you, Anna! Mark does write so well! :)

  13. Made me find my book "The Iliad" by Homer. He spoke many times of Dawn in such manner. As if an entity... Such writings really appeal to me. Great poem and beautiful image.

  14. Thank you, Preston! I'm glad you liked it! :)

  15. Can someone please explain this poem to me in simple words? I'm studying it at school. It is beautiful poetry but i don't understand all of it. Thank you :)


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