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Below is the poem entitled The Dawn which was written by poet Richard D Seal. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Dawn

                   The Dawn


The Dawn, with enormous slowness, penetrates
Chasing darkness back behind his gates
Where, displaced, he will a while reside
Forced to retreat before the crimson tide
That creeps across the land until she frees
All from the night, she moves by sure degrees

The orange glimmer runs to thinnest blue
And on to black with ever changing hue
The heavens bow, the stars they disappear
One by one, until the sky is clear
The golden dome erupts and light she spreads
To encourage all to leave their beds

The moon decides it’s time to slink away
Out shone by mornings colour filled array
The welcome lamp arrives to please the trees
The creatures of the day, the flowers, bees
The birds awake and then begin to raise
In raptures to her glory, songs of praise

Once more the spectre of eternal night
She breaks and gives the Earth her wondrous light
Then man knows best his insignificance
Looks on in awe at her magnificence
Alone he stands upon this modest hill
And prays she comes each day
And always will.

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  1. Date: 2/4/2014 6:36:00 AM
    Wonderful poem, your favorite one. Congrats on the win, Seal

  1. Date: 2/4/2014 12:29:00 AM
    Very breathtakingly beautiful, Mr Seal.....Enjoyed the read immensely and all the posts. Good to know you're active again. This goes to my favorite poem's folder as your name which resides in my favorite poet folder.

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 8:36:00 PM
    Such wonderful descriptions! A painting with words, Richard! Congratulations on your win! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 7:38:00 PM
    you have described the coming of the dawn with beauty and finesse; the final stanza is particularly strong and those closing lines are memorable - congrats on your win in my contest :)

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 2:56:00 PM
    thanks for your comments on Deep Voodoo. I so agree with you on "limitations" and yet I set them all the time in my contests simply because I don't want to deal with super long poems. (I often print them out to judge them. Hate doing it online. I love doing it in sunshine and that's why I enjoy short poems in my contests!)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 8/6/2013 6:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yeah, and keeping them short saves on ink and paper, you miser lol. I guess it's part of the contest, rules is rules, though I do struggle with short poems I'll admit. With me, I know whether a poem is any good or not by line ten if not before. :)
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 11:45:00 PM
    YEs YES THATs what I'm talking about!!!!! (thanks for editing it!!)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/29/2013 2:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes I think you were right, coming back to it and reading it fresh it makes better reading, thank you
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 7:14:00 AM
    this is still beautiful!!!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/28/2013 10:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ok, I'd forgotten about trying your suggestion, so I'll do it now, thank you, and surely you have better things to do than make comments like this lol
  1. Date: 7/22/2013 7:43:00 PM
    I like how you weave your colours in the first part. Brilliant piece, Richard. Licia :-)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/28/2013 10:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm waybehind in my responses Licia, thank you for this comment, I like how you weave your colours too
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 12:44:00 PM
    Richard; This is just beautiful. I love it. Thanks for sharing. I am feeling a little better so I'm reading some poetry. Lucilla

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/14/2013 6:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So pleased your feeling better Lucy, I'm sure the the days ahead will be goo to you. thank you for your lovely comment.
  1. Date: 6/12/2013 4:37:00 AM
    A thought-provoking poem with wondrous pictures of extreme beauty! Thank you!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/14/2013 6:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Demetrios, pleased you enjoyed it, much appreciated
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 5:55:00 AM
    The moon decides- now that's a thought. Not much to say, you have lovely comments. This will be the first poem I mark as a favorite. Haven't had a favorite poem in almost 2 months. *Skat

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/9/2013 7:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes I always see it as the sun chasing the moon and the moon giving in. Always an honour to have one faved, thank you and for your equally lovely comment
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 10:01:00 PM
    Oh the beauty of a glorious beautiful day....captured here..

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/9/2013 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Donna, hope all your days are beautiful ones
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 6:26:00 PM
    wow, thank you for taking me into the journey of an everyday day ray that penetrates into the deepest part of the soul...almost waking up in to the arms of the unknown. goodbye moon, hello DAWN... hugs... a nice embracing poem... *Happily Ever Linda*

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/9/2013 6:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for this lovely comment Linda, it's a poem in itself
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 6:19:00 PM
    Hello Richard, let me see now how am I going to stare you in the face, after all the lovely comments you left on my poems. I know! How about a smile! :-)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/9/2013 6:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your smile is gratefully received my Sweet Dark Friend, though you could try to out stare me if you like ha ha
  1. Date: 6/6/2013 8:41:00 PM
    Love it Richard ;} thanks for reading remember us. Alzheimer is sad .

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/7/2013 12:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anytime Debbie, thanks for dropping by
  1. Date: 6/6/2013 12:53:00 AM
    Breathtakingly beautiful, Richard! I loved the all encompassing feel of this... and of course that's all too fitting for who, might I ask, doesn't get swallowed whole into the splendor of the rising sun? Glorious, my friend!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/6/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm an early riser and espeially on those mornings where you can tell it's going rise big, bold an beautiful I go out into my garden and just watch it and see the world come to life, least my world. Thanks for the glowing comment Tim, scuse the pun lol
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 10:55:00 PM
    this is really beautiful. I have only one suggestion. I think if you made it into stanzas and separated it in a few places, it would give it more OOMPH!! Is it for any contest? Yes, it's so pretty.

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/6/2013 6:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I tussled for two days whether to put the breaks in it myself. I still don't know. I did do it in four six line stanzas but it it did not look right to me then. Now you've set wondering Petal, I won't sleep tonight lol. I like the first four words of your comment best, thank you