Breath of Dawn

Silence—as the curtain falls

weighted with emotion just before applause.

Silence—just before the thunder booms,

as though the sky must first absorb the sound

before it’s released. . .breathe in, breathe out. . .

Silence—seconds before the sun awakens,

the cat stretches and yawns,

you turn over as twitters and chirps begin to fill the air,

where traces of dreams still linger—whispered sighs—

they float away, up into the rose-swept sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Silence poem for Dwight’s Sounds of Silence dVerse prompt, and it’s punctuation -filled for Björn’s dVerse prompt. 

47 thoughts on “Breath of Dawn

  1. Beautiful post. I love all the sounds of silence in the poem. Such great images with the curtain…the cat yawning… and the dreams that slip away with the sunrise. Very well done Merrild.

  2. Rose-swept sky an expression I have not come by before Merril. Really liked the poem, thanks for stopping by. Off now to hit the follow button in search of futher nuggets. Chris.

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