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Dawn's Finger

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Dawn's Finger

I watched the dawn unfold in a sheet
Of gray cloud that shadowed my feet

All around the woods were in wait
To wake from slumber of sleeping's cold fate

I saw them reach for day's hidden light
Through dark mist that went past my sight

It seemed I had given the day to the shade
Impatiently changing the plans I had made

Until the old oak said, "Look to the sky!"
And laughed as dawn's finger stabbed my young eye


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  1. Date: 3/12/2013 2:09:00 PM
    I loved this ending, I couldn't figure out where you were going. I liked the stab of light. Happens to me all the time. Jennifer

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 3:34:00 AM
    I loved how you created a picture of dawn unfolding in sheets of grey Caleb.Very original and creative..Well done-Charma

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 8:33:00 PM
    Caleb, I just love your poetry so much . You are one of my favorites here and this is an example . So succinct and so clever!!

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 8:12:00 PM
    About your poem: and a good morning to you...hehehe... a very beautiful start ..i suppose... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 8:10:00 PM
    Caleb, am I really one of your favorite poets, it's a very nice feeling. You have been a favorite poet of mine since, I fist enjoyed your entries in my past contest... xox~ PD

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 3:54:00 PM
    Very lovely...liked it alot

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 1:32:00 PM
    Very nice imgery... Terry