Stunning sunrise

Stunning sunrise

A Poem by Sally Edwards

I was inspired by one of Phil Sanders beautiful sunrise photos to write this poem. He has kindly let me use the photo with my poem. Thank you Phil.


It's a new day
finally on it's way
The sky is dark and brooding
with little shafts of light so soothing
Here comes a tiny peek
at the sunrise so meek

As dawn slowly unfolds
it no longer feels cold
Shimmering ribbons of gold
so beautiful and bold
Slivers of sunlight
banish another night

The golden orb is now up high
so beautiful it makes you sigh
Sky filled with hues of fiery red
so glorious,  you can't stay in bed
Absorb it all and wonder the beauty
as the world goes about it's daily duty

See the path of the reflection
going in the boat's direction
A path right through the boat
looking like a well worn coat
What beauty before our eyes
watching the stunning sunrise

Sally Edwards

© 2008 Sally Edwards

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Another excellent ode to Nature!
The sense of wonder (and almost veneration) is very well translated to the reader. Your poem also reinitiates us to the ceremonial of sunrise in a very subtle way. Yes, it is a new day, a new birth and a new hope for active persons to forge their life and destiny!
Thank you so much for giving us such beautiful images!

Posted 9 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


nice one do read mine too "QUEST OF LIFE".

Posted 6 Years Ago

Wow, beautiful.
My favourites;
"With little shafts of light so soothing"
and "Shimmering ribbons of gold".
You are talented!

Posted 7 Years Ago

The sky is dark and favourite personification in this poem :-) nice write.

Posted 8 Years Ago

I like how well you can capture imagry. I would like to see you put your emotions into a imagry for a peom. I also love you form of inspiration!

Posted 8 Years Ago

Static....but lovely all the same.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Love this! The description and imagery in this poem is writen out very well. Great poem! :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is a great poem! It expresses the feel and sights of nature, which is always a good thing to have in a poem. I think that that second paragraph thing was absolutley beautiful. Heck, the whole poem was beautiful and it was just inspiring. It makes you want to think about what nature is turning into now. Pollotion, pollution, pollution. But back to a more peacful subject, this poem. I caught no spelling, grammar, or any other errors in this poem. I don't know if you were looking for those for this certain poem, but yeah. Anyways, GREAT POEM! I LOVED IT!

Posted 8 Years Ago

In my job at security I see many dawns to areciate the beauty of them that you describe here. Its good to see the mundane on a new level as you describe...

Posted 8 Years Ago

Just as beautiful as the picture. It's a clear representation of the sunrise you wrote it for, and one I hope to enjoy tomorrow.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Excellent poem! It gives beautiful imigery.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on March 30, 2008
Last Updated on March 30, 2008


Sally Edwards
Sally Edwards

United Kingdom

Hi I'm single and new to poetry, am just browsing other poetry at the moment before plucking courage to upload my own. I am a hopeless romantic, cry at the silliest moments. I work in an office and my.. more..


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