Easter dawn …

A night so brittle with the cold

that stars might shatter

into splintered shards

wounding the earth

with spears of burnt-out silver

and of gold …

I breathe clouds

into the clear air

as the moon rises

waxing crystalline –

and with the clarity of ice

her cool gaze holds mine

and hypnotises ..

As the earth revolves in beauty

I am aware

of the softly-brushing flight

of an owl whose cries

pierce the air

with lamentation shrill;

for the world is cold this night

and still …


with the passing hours

the cold moon fades to morning –

relinquishing her powers

to the awakened sun,

who, with radiance and light,

proclaims this new day dawning … .

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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2 Responses to Easter dawn …

  1. papaguinea says:

    “Atomic riot At Easter Dawn.” I wonder if these words were the newspaper headlines when the tomb was found empty that Easter morning! I was up before the lark this morning, stumbling around looking for my church shoes and thinking I might have to wear my white trainers instead – a novel entrance for the Easter service at the Prison I attend. Atom this is a beautiful verse, you paint layer upon layer of brilliant and lovely images. Your site is a real treat – a window to the world of light and shade, a finger to the pulse of all that is good in nature. PapaGuinea Junior sends you a wide-grinned Easter hug.

    • atomsofstars says:

      Happy Easter, PapaG !

      How lovely to see you .. you can wear casual gear here 🙂 Big Easter hug for Papa G Junior x and a cyber Easter Egg.

      Yes, that would have made a good headline ! Thank you so much for all these compliments you have showered me with .. you’re much too kind .. but I’m very appreciative nevertheless. Thank you for your unfailing support and encouragement .. Marya x

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