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Twas six years ago on midsummer’s day
I witnessed a scene I’ll never forget
Climbing a hill overlooking the bay
Still dark and the sun hadn’t risen yet

Eastern horizon was now a blood red
Traces fading of the stygian night
Mists of the morn were illuminated  
With an eerie glow of ghostly grey white 

This huge golden orb was now rising fast
Sending rays of light all over the land
The early darkness was now a thing past
Awestruck of the sunrise seen at first hand

Summertime is best to get up and see
Birth of the day in its stunning glory.


Written 17th July 2018-07-18

For dusk or dawn (new poem only) contest sponsored by Emile Pinet.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 8/17/2018 10:56:00 AM
A very vivid sonnet. Well done on your win.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/17/2018 7:14:00 PM
Thank you very much Charles. Tom
Date: 8/12/2018 10:25:00 AM
Indeed, Tom. Well done. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 8/12/2018 12:46:00 PM
Thank you very much Line.
Date: 8/3/2018 2:31:00 AM
Tom, I was so happy to see this on the winning list. Congratulations my friend! : )
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Date: 8/3/2018 2:52:00 AM
Thank you very much Connie, have seen many and was glad I managed to put it in words, some of the other entries were indeed awesome too. Tom
Date: 8/2/2018 10:34:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. Beautiful!
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Date: 8/3/2018 2:06:00 AM
Thank you very much Susan. Tom
Date: 8/2/2018 8:30:00 PM
Nicely done Tom, congrats on your placement. that "ghostly gray white" great description of "false dawn'...
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Date: 8/3/2018 2:06:00 AM
Thank you for your congrats John. Tom
Date: 8/2/2018 4:38:00 PM
Congrats Tom - enjoyed this
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Date: 8/3/2018 2:05:00 AM
Happy you enjoyed it Virginia, thank you. Tom
Date: 8/2/2018 2:11:00 PM
Beautiful sonnet, Tom, and the pic that goes along with it is stunning. Congrats on your win!
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Date: 8/2/2018 2:38:00 PM
Thank you very much Carol, pleased you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 8/2/2018 12:50:00 PM
Ah congratulations Tom! Particularly enjoyed the second stanza describing that weird grey before sunrise. If you’re sitting waiting for a sunrise, that bit does seem to go on FOREVER though doesn’t it!
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Date: 8/2/2018 2:37:00 PM
Thanks Nina, you're right you wait and wait and wait and then it arrives, but worth the wait for sure. Tom
Date: 8/2/2018 12:29:00 PM
Wonderful piece Tom! Congratulations on your win! :) xomo
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Date: 8/2/2018 2:36:00 PM
Thank you Maureen, must admit I was a bit surprised as not been doing sonnets long. Tom
Date: 8/2/2018 11:18:00 AM
A beautiful picture Tom, congratulations...
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Date: 8/2/2018 12:28:00 PM
Thank you very much Charlie. Tom
Date: 8/2/2018 9:47:00 AM
Congratulations Tom, your poem earned a distinguished place in my contest, it was a very tough contest to judge, well done my friend, Emile.
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Date: 8/2/2018 11:20:00 AM
Thank you very much Emile, I did see some of the other stunning entries and knew it would not be an easy one to judge, thank you for my placement and for hosting the contest. Tom
Date: 7/29/2018 10:31:00 PM
This is incredibly beautiful Tom! I am sure to see it on the winner's list. Wow, I wouldn't want to be Emile right now! Kudos and best of luck! : )
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/30/2018 1:43:00 AM
Thank you Connie, your right Emile has a hard task ahead , some of the entries for this one are top class. They are both indeed incredible displays of nature Tom
Date: 7/29/2018 12:25:00 PM
You have painted such a beautiful glorious dawn, Tom! It is a pity that late risers miss captivating scenes similar to this one! Regards // paul
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Date: 7/29/2018 12:47:00 PM
Thank you Paul, you're so right the lie in brigade are sure missing one of natures spectacular wonders. Tom
Date: 7/28/2018 11:31:00 AM
you did gleaming Aurora justice with this resplendent view, tom... rise up and greet morn!... huggs
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Date: 7/28/2018 2:27:00 PM
Thank you Nette, sunsets are indeed beautiful but I'd much prefer the sunrise, the birth of a new day. Tom
Date: 7/23/2018 2:53:00 PM
What a glorious dawn to wake up to - so beautifully reflected in the wonderful imagery you employed in this lovely Sonnet! Good luck in the contest, my friend! Hugs. Pandita
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Date: 7/23/2018 4:25:00 PM
Thank you very much Pandita for your good wishes. Tom
Date: 7/23/2018 1:32:00 AM
A beautifully written sonnet, Tom. I love it. Best wishes for the contest. A fav for me. T.J
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Date: 7/23/2018 2:17:00 AM
Thank you very much Teppo, happy that you liked it. Tom.
Date: 7/22/2018 8:42:00 PM
Very well done, my friend. Good luck in the contest. Everyone is getting really inspired by that challenge.
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Date: 7/23/2018 2:16:00 AM
Thank you Andrea, the beauty of nature is always a great inspiration, have seen some gems for the contest, Emile will have his work cut out. Tom
Date: 7/22/2018 6:17:00 PM
A wonderful sonnet Tom, you have painted a picture with this gem! Best of luck in the contest...Charlie
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Date: 7/23/2018 2:14:00 AM
Thank you Charlie, happy you liked it. Tom
Date: 7/21/2018 3:25:00 PM
Your sonnet is absolutely beautiful Tom, every line is filled with such glorious imagery. Your rhythm and rhymes are splendid! Best wishes for a win.. ~Susan
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Date: 7/21/2018 3:44:00 PM
Thank you very much Susan, appreciate your kind comments. Tom
Date: 7/21/2018 9:55:00 AM
Great painterly sonnet, Tom. Good luck in the Contest. // Barry
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Date: 7/21/2018 12:48:00 PM
Thank you very much Barry, much appreciated. Tom
Date: 7/19/2018 2:56:00 AM
What a glorious sunrise your words have painted dear, Tom! It was as though I lived the dawn's coming in every detail. Great poem my friend!
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Date: 7/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Thank you Demetrios, one of our creators' wonders. Tom
Date: 7/19/2018 1:31:00 AM
Tom, I love your dusk to dawn poem! Your beautiful lines pop in the lovely sonnet!
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Date: 7/19/2018 1:58:00 AM
Thank you Dave, glad you enjoyed. Tom
Date: 7/18/2018 6:36:00 PM
A stunning sunrise, described so beautifully. These are glorious. Good luck in contest.
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Date: 7/19/2018 1:56:00 AM
Thank you very much Susan, yes glorious they are indeed. Tom
Date: 7/18/2018 3:30:00 PM
Excellent sonnet Tom, great imagery, flow and rhyme, so well written, good luck in contest. :))
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/18/2018 4:53:00 PM
Thank you very much Roy, being an early bird I've seen many sunrises over the years and never tire of seeing them, one of natures wonders for sure. Tom
Date: 7/18/2018 1:21:00 PM
- A wonderful experience ... so beautiful and peaceful moments, Tom - A beautiful poem - Good luck in the contest - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/18/2018 2:28:00 PM
Thank you very much Sunshine, indeed it is a peaceful moment usually only me as everyone in bed lol. Tom
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