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When I awoke, as dawn's sun glanced,
the sky was cast a crimson hue.
The frigid blue of nightly hush,
mellowed as the hour advanced.

The lilt of songbirds graced the air
that breathed the scent of dewy pine.
In wonder, morning glories gaped. 
This world, enchanted, dressed so fair.

Silver mist enlaced the trees;
wrapped the hills in silken cloth.
On feather clouds, my spirits rose,
wafting on a tender breeze.

I've fallen where the buoyant flew,
to wallow years in effete ground.
Now before my eyes this gift:
to glean in beauty something new.

The sky now blushed a pale red,
and through the mist this maiden slipped.
Draped in flowing lambent robes,
sun-rays haloed round her head.

Into my hearth, dawn she spread
her golden warmth across my breadth.
With morning goodness now bestowed,
she in a blaze, to daylight sped.

*For Francine Roberts' "Good Morning" contest

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  1. Date: 8/5/2011 10:31:00 AM
    I think this poem deserves to be read several times before it can be fully appreciated, it is beautiful and rich and if your other poems are also of this quality I would love to read them.

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 3:07:00 PM
    Congrats on making it through the first round...Sara

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 2:11:00 PM
    Well done.

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 8:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International contest Sidewalker. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 2:44:00 AM
    Beautiful Poem. Best wishes on this semi-finalist going on to the finals. Lainie

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 1:22:00 AM
    THATS A GOOD ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 9:05:00 PM
    ummm, no, he won't read it. He is almost illiterate. (that's so naughty of me) but let's just say, he would rather walk on fire than read a poem.

  1. Date: 1/27/2011 7:57:00 PM
    breathlessly beautiful this one is. A big congratulations to you. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 6:04:00 PM
    Oh, this is just gorgeous!! Such beautiful phrasing and meter- a lovely read! Congratulations on your first place win!! hugs, Kris

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 9:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super Ist Place win in the contest, Scott! This is wonderful! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 9:03:00 AM
    Congratulations Scott on your win in Francine's contest. Have a lovely weekend....:)

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 5:23:00 AM
    Hi Scott - Congratulations on your win in Francine's contest. Best wishes, KC

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 3:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Scott in the "Good Morning" contest by Francine Roberts. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 2:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on your amazing poem. It is in a category of it's own. REgardsx. Déirdre Ó Maidín

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 8:28:00 PM
    loved the imagery, congrats on your first place in my contest Scott

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 4:52:00 PM
    LUV your great comeback Scott with a comment in the oxymoron way ..luv it luv it ... thankxx and great entry for the contest which just was judge luv..

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 4:32:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..I especially like the line "This world, enchanted, dressed so fair"..Sara

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 3:24:00 PM
    This is the top one of all in my estimation. Lovely words in every line. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 3:23:00 PM
    Congrats on your 1st in the contest. Happy Day! BG

  1. Date: 1/20/2011 3:12:00 PM
    Oh, Scott, this is breathtaking! Congratulations on your big win in Francine's contest! Love, Carolyn