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Dawn of my Heart


Ordinarily I lie in my bed
mentally grasping for any slender thread of slumber
which I can possibly find to cling to!
But there was one time -
the Easter morn of an early April -
when rising from bed,
I felt an unusual urge
to don my housecoat and walk out to the deck.

In the stillness of pre-twilight,
I stood there some time just gazing out
at the vast valley and distant lake 
of my adopted homeland.
Slowly, a sliver of lemon meringue 
began coloring the horizon.

Drawn to dawn,
I let myself succumb 
to the beauty of it all.

A chorus of birds in nearby blossoming trees
were brightly chirruping ,
heralding the morning's illumination.
On this day symbolic of redemption,
I swear I heard
the silence of angels’ song.

Jan. 10, 2019
for the 'Free Verse Style Only' Poetry Contest
of Emile Pinet

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 1/14/2019 3:45:00 PM
When dawn meets the heart, there's but light.. and love.. and a poem overflowing with beauty! Congratulations Andrea on your POTD. A recognition well earned.. My warmest wishes. Blessings.
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Date: 1/13/2019 12:24:00 PM
I am back to congratulate you on this serene piece. I miss two days because of my sore eyes and see today I missed you winning POTD! I am so happy for you my friend! I haven't been online as my little granddaughters have been with me since friday too. : ) xxoo
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Date: 1/13/2019 11:04:00 AM
Late congrats!!! Andrea on this beautiful write...well deserving of POTD!...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 1/13/2019 8:42:00 AM
- Congratulations on p.o.t.d., Andrea :) - Have a lovely Sunday :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/13/2019 12:38:00 AM
I am officially stirred, moved and enjoying wonderful poetic awe-rushes. This free verse is a full package delivery (like that?). Awesome writing. Love ... CayCay
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Date: 1/12/2019 7:42:00 PM
Such beautiful images you paint with your words. I feel like I am there, in the moment. This is light, carefree and peaceful. Softly wrapping around me, and my heart. Congratulations Andrea, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Date: 1/12/2019 6:32:00 PM
The beauty of dawn, of the morn and of your heart, is reflected in your inspired poem, Andrea. Brilliant! Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved recognition with POTD honors.. ~Susan
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Date: 1/12/2019 5:37:00 PM
Awesome, how you paint with your words, truly beautiful. Love, love, love the last three lines.
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Date: 1/12/2019 1:54:00 PM
I commented on this poem this morn, my comment has vanished. I say again, truly exquisite poetry, revealing the heart and soul of a true poet! A fav, a right and glowing gem.
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Date: 1/12/2019 12:57:00 PM
Beautiful Imagery and outstanding poem, Andrea. Well deserved on your POTD...Congratulations and best wishes for a win in the contest. ~Charlie
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Date: 1/12/2019 12:52:00 PM
Beautiful poem and wonderful free verse writing, congrats on POTD.... The last chorus is brilliant..
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Date: 1/12/2019 12:45:00 PM
Oh wow Andrea a sensational poem I especially love that sliver of lemon meringue, good luck in the contest and congrats on potd:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/12/2019 12:25:00 PM
And I let myself succumb to the beauty of your poem. Congratulations!
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Date: 1/12/2019 10:51:00 AM
Hi Andrea, dropping back with my congratulations on your Poem Of the Day honour with this excellent write. have a wonderful weekend. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 1/12/2019 9:56:00 AM
Andrea, beautifully penned and congratulations on having your poem selected as POTD, enjoy the honor~
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Date: 1/12/2019 9:05:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD, Andrea. So well deserved for this beautiful gem. Warmest wishes~ Warren
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Date: 1/12/2019 8:42:00 AM
Congratulation on POTD, Andrea. I love the line, "Slowly, a sliver of lemon meringue began coloring the horizon." nicely done.
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Date: 1/12/2019 8:24:00 AM
When I read this beautiful poem I am reminded of Psalms 46:10. " Be still and know that I am God. " Thank you for the reminder Andrea and congratulations on POTD! Have a blessed day my friend!
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Date: 1/12/2019 8:21:00 AM
Dropping back with my Congrats on POTD..
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Date: 1/12/2019 8:00:00 AM
Simply sublime! Congratulations on POTD...contest next! :)) xomo
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Date: 1/12/2019 7:23:00 AM
Very nice! Congratulations for POTD :)
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Date: 1/12/2019 7:07:00 AM
Back with congrats Andrea, on poem of the day.
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Date: 1/12/2019 6:02:00 AM
Well said, congrats on POTD
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Date: 1/12/2019 3:49:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD! So vivid and powerful. Every word interlinked with poetic lace. :)
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Date: 1/12/2019 3:46:00 AM
Ah! Congratulations on POTD! I’ll let reading this poem compensate for all those dawns I’ve missed while “mentally grasping for any slender thread of slumber” (love that!)
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