One Single Impression: Dawn

As with night
So with dawn:

The yawning
And reaching

But now

With music

There is the opening
To light

Slowly, quietly

Like the turtle
That carries the weight
Of the world
Across the damp grass
To the deep pond

To slip in and be clean
To rise just enough
To bathe in the light
And to eat

Whatever the air offers

And call it good

Because it is enough.

The quiet stillness
Of the turtle

Tells you it is so.

One Single Impression

Comments

  1. I so like that quiet too. I like this poem.

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  2. Beautiful. Dawn is my favorite time of the day. Have a lovely weekend,
    xoxo

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  3. I love that time of day...dawn and twilight...the quiet and transitions- beautiful poem Sandy!!

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  4. check out my blog today I gave you an award for your beautiful poetry and photos. congrats.

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  5. "Because it is enough."

    A beautiful sentiment. Wish we could all feel this way, often.

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  6. Yes, I agree, too. "Because it is enough." And it is, we only need to be able to recognize it, appreciate it and make the most of it! Have a lovely weekend, Sandy!

    Sylvia

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  7. Sandy, this is lovely! It is a slow symphony of word pictures!

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  8. This was and is very beautiful. So well written...lovely melody to the words!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  9. You have the magical touch with pen and paper, Sandy. A sign of a true poetic heart.

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  10. i lke the peaceful and very calm dawn

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  11. I feel it. Peace & calm. Content.

    Thanks.

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  12. I love this too, Sandy :)

    "Because it is enough" -- love that line because, it is often enough to know that we have been here,

    not been commenting, but regularly reading, :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  13. Sandy, you are quite gifted with words. You made me pause and take this in. lovely as can be.

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  14. Dear Sandy

    I thought about u, yesterday..when the swedish Princess married

    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/06/swedish-princess-married-today/

    Nice shot, dear

    Have a nice weekend

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  15. simple and profound.. quiet like the dawn :) like it!

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  16. You've captured the stillness perfectly.

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  17. I am always amazed at your approaches! ..lovely!

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  18. "...because it is enough..." which is why the turtle has seen many dawns -- it is wise.

    Great verse.

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  19. And in the stillness, it is enough. I like the way you weave the journey of the turtle into your poem. Carrying the weight of the world across the pond. Maybe their life is much simpler?

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  20. Anonymous10:08 PM

    Sandy, thx for visiting my blog. I never knew I was a morning person until I left the music business. Your meditation on the turtle actually helped me calm down tonight. "...and call it good/Because it is enough." Wonderful!

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  21. Anonymous10:25 PM

    very nicely said Sandy..

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  22. Very beautiful Sandy, so soft and full of feeling. I like it a lot.

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  23. hi Sandy, just dropped in again to say that the link to my blog in the prompt is showing error. Both hyperlinks go to the picture credit itself..

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  24. Perfect for the Summer Solstice. Then, i started thinking about Discworld.

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  25. Anonymous3:28 PM

    Almost religious, this feeling we get at dawn.
    Perfect for the solstice, though.

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  26. I love your turtle image! Perfect!

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  27. Because it is enough. Wonderful reminder line. Beautiful and peaceful piece!

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  28. Very sweetly written... I could feel the peace in your words :)

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  29. Sandy, such lovey words and images. I think I would love to wake up in your dawn....


    Melanie

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  30. Very evocative - soothing and enchanting. Great work, Sandy!

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  31. To slip in and be clean
    To rise just enough
    To bathe in the light
    And to eat

    Lovely lines, sandy.. This is what its all about.. I always like your writings..

    Visit my page to pray with me..

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  32. sandy, an exquisite revelation the way of the quiet turle... strong and steady....

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  33. fabulous ending. like the steady assurance that some part of the world is okay after all. there's a clear thru line.

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