A New Dawn

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Photo: Karen Forte

 

“…There’s a special beauty to the world resuming definition. I always loved pre-dawn and the gradual emergence of the world from under wraps of darkness. A hesitant light followed by a glorious brush of sunrise obliterating the black with oranges and yellows so bright you must look away and blink, only to find morning had arrived.

I walked faster now that I could see more of the ground in front of me. Brambles and tangled roots were easier to avoid and step over when I didn’t need to test every step.

Sunrise in the forest felt gentler than the ones I’d sat through on my porch. Not so much a blinding line of light across the sky as it was a filtering of color working its way from the canopies above and down the foliage, branches, trunks and finally the ground. Tired and worried, I still found myself mesmerized by the wonder of it all. Goosebumps covered my arms not only from the morning chill but also from something that felt almost like a memory: pink sky chasing blue across the ceiling of the world, the dazzled dance of dust along the shafts of molten, golden light. It felt familiar. Maybe I had seen a forest-sunrise during my own life’s dawn. …”

(Excerpt from “Outlawed Hope”)

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sunrise

 

This Little Light

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

This little light

That shines

This little light

So fine

This little hand

Aglow:

May your wonder

In wonder

Grow.

 

 

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lights

 

Waiting For Sunrise

waiting for sunrise InbarAsif

Photo: Inbar Asif

 

Silently

Night retraced

Steps across

Dawn’s new ledge

As the dark

Slowly braced

For light soon

To emerge.

 

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Light and dark

 

Night Light

HongKong InbarAsif

Photo: Inbar Asif

 

Dancing light on the water

A bright night in the bay

Turning shimmering rainbows

To melted ink on display.

 

For the Wits End Photo Challenge: Nightlife

 

Diagonal Climb

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Photo: Osnat Halperin-Barlev

 

The light climbs

Up the walls,

Its ancient pace

Never stalls,

Letting sun

Follow earth,

On a path

To rebirth.

 

 

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

 

Solstice Supplication

light on the water OsnatHalperinBarlev

Photo: Osnat Halperin-Barlev

 

 

Light stretches

On this day

To hold a hope

For those beset

By darkness.

May golden rays

Wrap hugs

Around the tears

At a world’s

Tipping point.

 

 

 

Radiant Rebel

April Snow NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

The little lamp

Refused to go.

Morning or no

It dug its toe

And held on glowing

In the snow.

 

 

For The Daily Post