Written by: Claire Bogdanos

Gladly, this new day rises with lemon-colored sun,
Spreading its fan with fingers of light, their journey
The early dawn painting water colors across the sky,
Running rampant in a kaleidoscope mornings apply.
Buds tumbling o’er each other in a circus of display
Assailing the senses with sights and sounds in bold
A blessing to have left behind the dark sadness of night,
Too full, with all its gloom pervading length and depth
	and height.
And life’s cycle begins again, its merry youth slender,
So clear and clean, healing breath, new hopes and 
dreams engender.