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by poemsgalore 

Posted: 10 February 2005
Word Count: 108
Summary: Dawn awakes in the country

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In the morning when I rise,
darkness lies along the road;
and from outside my door,
comes the croaking of a toad
as it crawls along the path,
towards the moonlit fields.
While in a nearby belfry,
a lonely church bell peals.
When the sun begins to creep
slowly up the garden wall,
and darkness fades away,
I hear the skylark call
as deep within the forest,
all the other birds awake
and join the chorus of the dawn,
and the herald of daybreak.
There in the shaded fen
a doe with cautious eye
dips her head to drink the dew,
as she hears a vixen cry.

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joanie at 10:50 on 11 February 2005  Report this post
Hi, Poems. A lovely picture of early morning. I went outside quite early today and it felt like spring - I could hear the birds.

This is very gentle and peaceful; I lke the simplicity of it.


typo: 'peal' of bells


oops! typo for me too - 'like'

Ticonderoga at 14:10 on 11 February 2005  Report this post
This makes me deeply envious - how I would love to live in such a place! Beautifully done.



poemsgalore at 18:10 on 11 February 2005  Report this post
Whoops! Thanks for pointing out the typo Joan.

James Graham at 15:52 on 12 February 2005  Report this post
One of your best. Takes me back to my country childhood, and back too to English nature poets such as Hardy and Clare - though there was a lot of heavy angst with both of these, whereas your poem is very purely descriptive. Very evocative, celebratory - and it rings true as a real scene, not a 'romantic' one.


engldolph at 18:53 on 13 February 2005  Report this post
Made me impatient for Summer..

paul53 [for I am he] at 19:43 on 24 February 2005  Report this post
Extremely evocative. Well done.

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