Breaking Dawn

‘twas the day the birds went away
morning silence, mourning
first light

void of their call, in slumber stay
aurora-dew budding
in flight



I love waking in the early hours of the morning when it’s still dark and the air is still deep.  I used to hear the grave, soothing, flute-like song of the magpies.  But now they have ‘gone away’ (actually, I shifted places) and the mornings seem a little empty.

Written for Amreen’s ‘Be Inspired Weekly challenge # 20’ which was to write a Memento (a poem about a holiday or anniversary, in this case it was the birds that went on holiday!

6 thoughts on “Breaking Dawn

    1. It is indeed, unfortunately for us we are slowly rolling into autumn, which can only mean one thing: winter is on its way! I am such a pessimist at times 🙂

  1. This is blissful and enchanting! The poem holds so much imagery and the latter part shows your sadness because of their absence. I really like how you painted 2 different pictures in this small poem style. I appreciate your participation for the challenge and I really hope all the beautiful things find your way soon 🙂


      1. You’re welcome El! You are fun and your poems too! I agree with you on this. The poem read really good on rhythm. It is so amazing to learn these different poetry forms and how they read!


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