Ephemera

Spun-sugar morning
Above the sleeping city
A piquant contrast
Nature’s daily orison
Enlightening the dreamers

In summer, I miss the winter. Dawn breaks too early, even for the dog. Doubtless, she would not refuse a walk, but should I rise to greet the sun, she will not move, preferring her dreams to my reality. There is a temptation to walk anyway, with or without her boundless energy bounding ahead.

I watch the sky and ponder words, cloud-shadows on consciousness. ‘Temptation’… I know it means ‘to test or try’… yet I wonder if it stems from tempus… time? Are not all temptations just a matter of time? Too soon, too late, sometime, never… Should I dream some sweet allure and fiery excitement… or smile, content with the magic of this moment? All things pass, ephemeral as a dawn; but those who sleep miss the miracle.

For Colleen’s poetry prompt

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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21 Responses to Ephemera

  1. williwash says:

    Reblogged this on WilliWash.

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  2. trentpmcd says:

    Around the solstice my dogs wanted to go out for a walk at 4 AM…. This week they are letting me sleep until 5, but I refuse to get out of bed until 5:30! Sunrises are beautiful, even if they are too early 😉 For those who like to dream with eyes wide open.

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    Very nice I am always up way too early these days!! ❤ ❤

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  4. memadtwo says:

    I’m up early and late, so I like the long days of light. Winter closes in on me. But you capture the feelings of time so well–(K)

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  5. I’m up for the sunrise every day, and it’s always beautiful (even when it’s not!). Gorgeous photos and sugar-spun poem, Sue.

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  6. jenanita01 says:

    Reblogged this on .

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    The birds wake me well before the sunrise, I might note how far north the trajectory of the sun is now, but sleep again to rise much later. I must get my full allotment of sleep!
    Your photos of the sky are stunning!

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  8. Denis1950 says:

    Stunning sunrises Sue, and a beautiful poem to celebrate that time of day.

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  9. jazzytower says:

    I love this, and the photos are beautiful.

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  10. Erik says:

    I’m a night owl by nature, so I tend to still be up at dawn most mornings. The birds are always excited to see the sun.

    You: “Should I dream some sweet allure and fiery excitement… or smile, content with the magic of this moment?”

    I dreamed last night that I was helping to comfort and help a black lion with broken teeth. I was able to convince the local zoo to make very expensive screw-in teeth for the lion; but in the meantime, he had been unable to eat. He was finally able to eat ground beef.

    While my dreams are rarely dull and always crystal clear, I do believe, however, that “the magic of this moment,” if we live each fully, can turn up some “sweet allure and fiery excitement” of its own.

    I always enjoy your take on the world through your photos, poems and reflections, Sue.

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