In the Light of Dawn


sunrise in the mountains landscape

The silence beckons my jaded ears,

sounding both exotic and foreign

next to words shouting for supremacy

in the latest shuffle.

Their cries converging in singular lament.

When its ancient voice instructs me 

to stand a little closer,

whispering an old truth that directs

my sight toward dawn.

Empty words unable to see…

sunrise in the mountains landscape

My thoughts filling with first light

to reveal pride’s swollen belly,

overfed and still hungry –

eating all but itself.

It’s mouth opening to swallow me whole.

Sifting through the murky layers

to escape pride’s shadow,

I ignore its version of truth

where darkness chases the light.

Restless ghosts dancing in merriment…

sunrise in the mountains landscape

I’ve heard it all before,

mistaking folly for wisdom.

Silence shattering the last illusion,

waits for me to speak.

Where do I go from here?

My lips pressed in wonder, listening

to a language almost forgotten.

Mother Nature paused in sober reflection

as day breaks through.

The sun ushering in my response.

sunrise in the mountains landscape

And while day disperses the morning clouds, 

I dust neglected cobwebs from their corners.

Pride’s shadow lost in the light

as I turn toward the future.

My turn to dance.

sunrise in the mountains landscape

©Brenda Baker 2016

47 comments on “In the Light of Dawn”

  1. Reblogged this on Inner Ramblings Boulevard: and commented:
    The following post is an awesome poem filled with both literary and literal imagery, conveying a feeling of awe and wonder, yet reminding me of the importance of being in the moment. Stop. Be still. Observe. Appreciate.

    In this world of chaos, we can still find beauty, we just have to pay attention.

    Have a read. You won’t be disappointed. Enjoy! 🌷

    August 27 2016.

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  2. Your writing moves me to tears, Brenda, for you write what is in my Heart. How Mother beckons me all the time and the Beauty of that moment you so eloquently write here. Your photography is amazing and blends in perfectly what you write. “Where do I go from here?” you ask, and that is THE question I have been asking myself of late. I still have tears. Bless you for this magnificent talent you share with us!!! ❤

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    1. I’m not sure what to say, Amy. I’m truly honored and humbled by your comment. Your support means so much to me. You always make me smile, and now you’ve touched my heart. Thank you so much for your inspirational words, my beautiful friend. Wishing you a most wonderful day filled with peace and blessings. ((Hugs)) 🙂

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