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Break Of Dawn

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Below is the poem entitled Break Of Dawn which was written by poet Shadow Hamilton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Break Of Dawn

I stir sleepily stretching awake
an hour or so before dawn
tossing back the covers
I get to my feet and stretch

Ablutions now done
I call the dogs to heel
we all pile into my car
drive off in the predawn

Heading for a great valley
tucked sleepily in the woods
stream trickling through
where we see deer drinking

The sky is starting to lighten
shadows recede as moonlight
slowly fades and the sun
starts showing a sleepy face

Then bright rays shoot out
each one more dazzling
as the sun climbs up
coating all in sunshine

A wondrous glorious sight
as it bathes the valley
in warm tender hues
and its heat floods out

I enjoy the first light
as my dogs scurry around
setting up pheasants
with loud squawks

In the distance
two hares box each other
then they are off in
large circles then boxing

Fighting, sparring
for the right to mate
the red stag roars
soon they will disappear

As people come here
children will run about
shouting, dipping their
feet in the stream

Smoke lazily curling from
the barbecue's charcoal
little do they realize
what went on before

While in their slumber
tucked up in warm beds
they have missed the
secrets of the dawn

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  1. Date: 10/20/2013 5:09:00 AM
    Enjoyed this one my dearest Shadow.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/20/2013 6:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    an old favourite of mine M.M love dawn glad you like it Shadow xox smile hugs
  1. Date: 10/19/2013 8:25:00 PM
    Oh Shadow....loved this....so true.....

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/19/2013 8:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Donna tnx you made my evening Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/19/2013 12:39:00 PM
    Yes, who leaves bed early can enjoy the hues of dawn. A beautiful pictured adorned with the hues too. Lovely done. Loved always, bl

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/19/2013 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi BL best time of day ty for reading Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/19/2013 10:24:00 AM
    I'm one of those early risers... absolute best part of any day! Enjoyed this one, Shadow... hugz xoxoxox

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/19/2013 1:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Jack wonderful time so much to be seen ty for reading and enjoying Shadow x smile hugs
  1. Date: 10/19/2013 9:04:00 AM
    Good morning Shadow, I finished my Watch poem.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/19/2013 1:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    on my way to read it ty for letting me know Shadow x smile hugs
  1. Date: 10/19/2013 9:01:00 AM
    Dawn is favorite time of day for me..Great adventure that you had in dawn's early light..Enjoyed reading this one today..Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/19/2013 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Sara in Africa I always was up a 4 am and out walking with my dog and many neighbourhood dogs joined us great fun Ty for reading Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/19/2013 8:56:00 AM
    A very delightful poem to read my dear friend Shadow. I love it and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this excellent poem of yours this evening. Thank you so much for sharing your precious gem and your superb talent. Thank you as well for your precious time to leave warm congratulatory comments on my work. Have a great weekend! love lots and big hugs, Leonora

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/19/2013 1:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Leonora glad you like it always have time for your work +) hope your weekend is a good one Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/19/2013 5:54:00 AM
    A wonderful experience that's so easy to miss.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/19/2013 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Kechi yes very easy but lovely if you make it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/19/2013 2:04:00 AM
    this is so neat, and at the end, how the people will miss the secrets of dawn. What a lovely conclusion.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/19/2013 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Andrea ty it was a great early morning Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/18/2013 5:31:00 PM
    sounds and reads like the dales of yorkshire, but no matter, where ever this is beautiful poetry, and oh so visual...

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/18/2013 5:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Harry it is called Great Woods it is a valley in the Quantock Hills Somerset I wrote this back in march just tweaked it a bit. So happy you like it ty for reading Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/18/2013 4:54:00 PM
    This one made me feel relaxed until the bunnies started boxing *lol*. This was delightful Shadow!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/18/2013 5:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hares lol they are a wonderful sight to behold in march "Ides of March" and a sign of spring they amused my dogs who would have loved to chase them but know better. Ty Richard appreciated Shadow x smile hugs