Pic and a Word Challenge #178: All my sunrises

What can I say… I’m more of a sunsetter.

All my sunrises

To rise and sigh to sunrise,
to size rays with your eyes.

A sizzling rise from the sun
where there was none.

To be awake for the birth
of one more day is worth

rising with the sun
at least eight times.

Written upon realisation that I have had exactly eight sunrise photo shoots since I arrived in Italy. Next month will be six years.

Here they are: one is from my parents’ bedroom in Ljubljana, Slovenia, one is from the roof of our home, and all the others are from our garden here is south Tuscany.

How often I went back to sleep immediately after? The sun is not telling.

In response to Patrick Jennings’ Pic and a Word Challenge #178: Sunrise

19 Comments

    1. Thank you, Viking Daughter. 🙂 Good to see you here. It’s not strange for me to get up at 5 am but instead of going out to view this miracle I stay in and read or write and deal with photos. I can imagine how many sunrise photos you must have!

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    1. Thank you, Bojana. As I say, I have exactly eight sunrise photo shoots in 6 years… Even when I wake up at 5 – and I do because amore leaves for work then – I rarely go out. And our house is turned to the north so that I don’t have immediate sunlight in the mornings.

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  1. I love your poem! So perfect to describe the joy of a sunrise! All the colors you captured are so beautiful! I love that “gentle” glow on the horizon right before she comes up! Like a drumroll. And you mom looks like a very talented ikebana-ist! What a pretty splash of brightness in itself!

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