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Desert Dawn
by Sherry Gail Heim
Saturday, January 29, 2005
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Desert Dawn

The world holds a certain silence
As the sun boldly breaks
Above the mountain

It drips its light upon the valley
Like an artist's brush
Dressing an empty canvas

The indigo blanket of night
Pulls back behind the mesa
As the starry night-lights go out one by one

The fog rises from the river
Adding a satiny soft-focus
To the emerging day

Mallards paddling two by two
Casually gather morning morsels
From the banks of the Rio Grande

The air is rich from yesterday’s rain
And it fills my senses
While dawn in the desert unveils its special treasures

The brisk chill of the morning
Still overpowers the warmth of the sun
But soon will yield to the bright yellow light of day

For these brief moments
I drink in the sunrise, my senses bathed
Like the air from the rising fog

In this, my quiet time, as the world yawns
I peacefully breathe in the wonders of this land
And become one with the Creator of it all

Sherry Gail Heim

January 29, 2005

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2005

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Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)

...As the starry night lights go out one by one...
...Mallards paddling two by two...
...In this, my quiet time, as the world yawns...

Oh Sherry. You are the most Magnificent Artist. Your eyes behold the beauty of the world and just brings that morning forth before mine.
Exquisitely superb. / (I wish I knew other words to describe this undescribable poem of sheer beauty)
Thank You so much xoox
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
Absolutely beautiful poetry, Sherry! Thank you!
Reviewed by Sherry Gibson
Written with such beauty. You make the Desrt Dawn visiable to all who read this work.

Reviewed by Ronald Hull
You have illustrated the mystic nuance that is the desert. Makes me wish I could visit more and let its stark sun parse me to my simple essence like all the lives there very long.

Reviewed by A PAX
These are words this reader can feel
and that is a powerful reach
pax A
Reviewed by George Carroll
Wonderful poetry with an ending that is sublime and divine.
Reviewed by Handsum Hart
Very colorful and poetic; a lovely ending.

Joy and sunshine
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J
You paint a beautiful picture with your words, Sherry. That is the ultimate, is not it, to become one with our Creator.

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Sherry, What a masterpiece! I swear I was transported to your favorite Desert place!
Absolutely stunning work. I must keep this one, my friend.
The vibrant colors just reach out and grasp the mind, I can't tell you how close this made it all become.
Great write Sherry! Just great.

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
Super Sherry, "I peacefully breathe in the wonders of this land." Many times I do this. G
Reviewed by Cynthia Castle

Beautiful imagery! Soothing and serene! I love the dawn of the day and you have painted the "Desert Dawn" to perfection! Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Sherry this is incredibly beautiful, such images!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Oh Sherry, how lovely this is, such beautiful imagery in this excellent and lovely poem,

Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
beautifully captivating!!!
very inspiring to get out there
and take in nature's mornings!!!
Reviewed by Nordette Adams
Awesome, stunning, vivid imagery, wonderful cadence, provocative message...Somebody stop me! :-)
Great work, Sherry.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen
You can always tell the quality of a poem by the way your mind without effort finds it's way into seeing and feeling each line. I really felt I was there. TY
Reviewed by Nila Jamier
Beautiful imagery and ambience in your poem Sherry!
"In this, my quiet time, as the world yawns
I peacefully breathe in the wonders of this land
And become one with the Creator of it all"

Take care
Reviewed by George Jackson
Makes me wish I still lived out west. You have captured the essence of the desert wonderfully.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Too real, makes me wish I was sitting there having a cup of coffee and watching this tremendous scene unfold with you. I have never been to your edge of the world but your description sure puts a longing in my heart to see it some day.


Reviewed by Regis Auffray
C'est merveilleux, Sherry. Merci! Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Absolutely stunning piece Sherry!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga
Dear Sherry,

Absolutely beautiful poetry, such a wonderful sense of peace and serenity exuding from your words, gorgeous write Sherry.

Warm hugs
Reviewed by jude forese
exceptional imagery and wonderful mood into a truly inspired direction ...
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
Sherry, this one is inexplicably beautiful. I'm going to keep it and imagine myself in the midst of a desert dawn during my own morning meditation time. Surrounded by menacing icicles (in Atlanta!), Dawn
Reviewed by Chanti Niven
Sherry I don't know if I can do you any justice with my words of praise. I am stunned by the power and beauty of your words in this magnificent poem! I can't say more because I fear I will sound insincere. Please just know that this is one that I will keep and savour. Truly beautiful!
Love Chanti
Reviewed by E T Waldron
A keeper for sure! What splendid imagery in this gem Sherry!
I can get lost in the ambiance you created and the vivd
word painting, visuals are fantastic!

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I send messages to the soldiers on it.

Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
Yes Michelle is right this one is really a wonderful way to start the evening here.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Fine wine indeed.

Just love these images.
Reviewed by Michelle Mills
Ah, this is like sipping a fine wine. Smooth, delightful, sensual. Loved it Sherry! Michelle
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