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Sleeping Through The Sunrise.
by John H Bidwell
Thursday, April 07, 2011
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Sleeping Through The Sunrise.

The darkness, with its brilliant stars,
A tiny crescent moon-
As beautiful as this has been
It will be changing soon.
The darkness fades and color starts to stream into the sky,
But few of us are watching,
And I have to wonder why.
This grand display is free of charge,
No need to wait in line.
There’s never been a screen so large
Or better set design.
You have to get up early
But it sure is worth the view.
I’d really be surprised if you have better things to do.
The beauty all around us
Comes in rhythms like a dance,
Each day an opportunity to join or miss your chance
By sleeping through the sunrise
At the very birth of days,
So why not start
To treat your heart
And be there when it plays.

John H. Bidwell


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Reviewed by Cryssa C 4/18/2011
I feel this way about the sunrise... but it rises earlier than I on most days. :~) When I do watch it it never disappoints...
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/13/2011
Perfect rhythm and rhyme scheme. (Never used back to back rhy words before, hmmmm. You are absolutely right but I am so morning lazy. Best just to stay up all night and wait for the show.Patrick
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 4/11/2011
John set the course...for the morning of the rising soar with the eagles, giving hope to those who have not yet learned to fly!...For as You painted this Inspiring picture, I very much wanted to wake up to the golden glow of the sun dancing...Lady Vivian
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/11/2011
I always or most always wake up and enjoy the sunrise. Wonderful poem.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/8/2011
"Each day an opportunity to join or miss your chance" speaks the truth. We are here and then gone in the blink of an eye, and we can only just do our best to follow that voice within the beat. To love and forgive, to be there for our sunrises and loved ones.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/8/2011
Beautiful words and word pictures...
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/8/2011
Enchanting write, John! And I couldn't agree with you more...there's breathtaking vistas all around us...and we have front row seats for free....

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/7/2011
What a wonderful piece! Love to step outside early in the morning to observe the sun rising to begin a new day, just fascinating...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 4/7/2011
I agree with Ed. Nothing beats the play of the
morning sun on the ocean. -gene.
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 4/7/2011
Free yet not enjoyed by many. Beautiful piece.
Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 4/7/2011
John, My favorite time of the morning! I am an early riser and love to sip coffee while watching the sun rise. The simple things can mean so much! ~Chessly
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/7/2011
Sounds divine sweet John..I love the sunrise ... when I am by a beautiful lake.....ohhhhhhhh yes divine..Hugss
Reviewed by baz busbe 4/7/2011
What a lovely poem, makes me want to get up early tommorow, and that is something. Nature gives the most beautiful sights. God bless. Baz
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/7/2011
The best beginning of the day is when it starts at the ocean...its like life renews itself daily...e

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