Earthrise

Earthrise

A Poem by J. K. Beach

I have seen the sun rise

 

From crags and waves in shadowed cloaks.

Celestial monarch, all power and size,

Blazing across the gentian sky by rote,

Lavishing on living earth both warmth and light.

Today he smiles and dotes upon her globe

But he may cast next an incalescent stare,

Or shyly turn and hide abaft clouded skirts.

 

And I have seen the earth rise

 

In seldom seen celluloid clothes

And have held her impassioned face in mind

Seen from the dust of our moon disrobed.

And I have done homage and given tithes

To the mother whose bosom holds our lives

When and while we make this ride

Around the stars so bright and cold.

 

And I have seen the moon rise

 

Waxing and waning, her face to the son,

She hangs there just to pass on light,

So soft and strange and feminine,

To a world that does forget each night

To thank her for the work she’s done,

As she quietly sets herself aside

And gives way again to the gaudy sun.




© 2014 J. K. Beach



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I was very impressed with the vocabulary and intricacy of this piece, it kept on getting better with each read. You are emerging as one of my favorite poets here.

Some of the lines are so modern and polished as to be nearly flawless in their execution. That kind of finery is awfully rare in a place like this.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

J. K. Beach

3 Years Ago

Wow! Thank you so much! It is difficult sometimes to attempt a piece this complex, at least for me, .. read more



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Amazing imagery, nicely written. I loved it. :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

J. K. Beach

2 Years Ago

Thank you Madkat, for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed it... JKB
Blackstar

2 Years Ago

Your very welcome.
I love the vocabulary and imagery in this poem. I love it :) Great job!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

J. K. Beach

2 Years Ago

Sorry, I was away for a lengthy time, but I want to thank you for your kind review!
I feel suckered because of my natural love for anything featuring "nerdy space stuff"
I love this. So well worded and it really pulls you into the imagery. Well done.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

J. K. Beach

2 Years Ago

Sorry, I was away for a lengthy time, but I want to thank you for your kind review!
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great tribute for Mother Earth. from beginning to end.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

J. K. Beach

2 Years Ago

Sorry, I was away for a lengthy time, but I want to thank you for your kind review!
This was well thought out and written too. Very intricate and powerful, beautiful as the heavens above.
Well done! ^^

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

J. K. Beach

2 Years Ago

Sorry, I was away for a lengthy time, but I want to thank you for your kind review!
Bluefire

2 Years Ago

It's cool, dude. No problem. ^^
Quite an homage to our earth.
I liked the descriptive images.
Good one.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

J. K. Beach

2 Years Ago

Sorry, I was away for a lengthy time, but I want to thank you for your kind review!
MAD ENGLISHMAN

2 Years Ago

Nice to see you back here.
Very formal piece. Unusual these days. The rhyme has a natural sound. I own a dictionary.

Posted 3 Years Ago


╰☆╮This is breathtaking work. I love the format, it flows beautifully, and your word choices are perfect. Wonderful work! Going into my favorites.╰☆╮

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

J. K. Beach

3 Years Ago

Thanks, Brittany! I appreciate the thoughtful review...
Congratulations!
This piece made it to the top 9 out of 226 submissions.
As your reward, I am sending out RRs on your behalf.
I encourage you to submit this piece to the Promote Me! group's library where the winning pieces of previous contests reside. http://www.writerscafe.org/groups/Promote-Me%21/11216/

Below is the link to vote for Promote Me! III. Voting closes August 15th, 2014.
http://www.writerscafe.org/contests/Promote-Me%21-III-%28Poetry%29/50213/

Posted 3 Years Ago


I was very impressed with the vocabulary and intricacy of this piece, it kept on getting better with each read. You are emerging as one of my favorite poets here.

Some of the lines are so modern and polished as to be nearly flawless in their execution. That kind of finery is awfully rare in a place like this.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

J. K. Beach

3 Years Ago

Wow! Thank you so much! It is difficult sometimes to attempt a piece this complex, at least for me, .. read more

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