FIRST NEW MORNING OF THE NEW YEAR 2017

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Summer Dawn

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Heat lightening
Flashes brightly,
Then flickers,
While sleepy clouds
Cover night’s stars.
Dawn arrives
Drifting, windless,
Between black trees.
After silence,
Comes heavy thunder.
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Agawela Bear…07.12.2016
ⓒBearspawprint2016

SUNRISE WITH CLOUDS

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The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is:  Early Bird

SUNRISE WITH CLOUDS AND RAIN  ⓒBearspawprint2014  03.05.2014

SUNRISE WITH CLOUDS AND RAIN ⓒBearspawprint2014 03.05.2014

March a year ago saw a wet sunrise similar to this morning in April 2015.

North East Florida.
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Difficult Dawn

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Just before
Dawning sun
Arrives
Exhaustion
Too weary
To rest
Too late
For sleep
Something
Akin to
Hunger calls
My skin
To carry
The weight
Of my flesh
Quivering
Into day
Reluctance
Makes more
Effort
Required
Trembling
I watch
Dripping trees
Gain color
While busy
Birds call
Greetings
Singing
With their
Tasks I am
Burdened
With fear
Least I
Falter
My body
Unreliable
Does shame
Or love
Compel
Strength
Does my own
Pain matter
When there
Is work
To be done
Every moment
I must
Evaluate
How to
Do what
Needs doing
Without
Endangering
Others
What can be
Omitted
Easier to
Be alone

Selfishly
I pray
For myself
Please help
Me be cheerful
Today belongs
To my small
Granddaughter

The trees
The birds
Voice an answer
I am grateful
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Bear … 04.14.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015