A burning sun

Rises beyond the


Rising to the flames

Of another day.

Gradually turning

Darkness into light

Transforming life

From night to day

In a dazzling display

Of colors.

Nature has its way

Of painting the sky

With beauty

That fades and changes

To another masterpiece.


New Day



New Day




To hear the waves


Heart beating

In time.

A world asleep


The brilliance

Of a morning.

Gentle peace

Painted waters

Tenderly roll to shore.

I am wrapped

In my aloneness

With calm only offered

By the


Of a new day

A new moment

New life.


As you may know I have a certain affinity for the early morning, especially right before sunrise. I love to be up before the sun and watch as it rises. It provides endless inspiration for pictures as well as poems.

What time of day inspires you?

Life as a Morning



Life as a Morning


If I could live every minute

As if it was

A brilliant gorgeous morning

Calm and oh so peaceful,

Filled with hope and pure potential,

It would be just wonderful.

But what would I learn

How would I grow?

You know what, I don’t know

And because I love this morning,

I’ll give myself a chance

To wish for it in every moment

And leave judgment and lessons behind.

I’ll just be

One with the beauty

As long as I can.


There is something magical and sacred about being present for the sunrise. It fills you with such majesty words do it no justice.

What do you enjoy most about sunrise?

A new day dawns



A New Day


With the rising of the sun

All despair is washed away

Illuminated with

The gently shining light.

Waking sounds of early morning

Transport me to a place

Where thoughts are still

Nature rules,

Sending useless worries

Off with the breeze.

Grounding me in truth

What’s really present here

Only that which I can see,

Taste, touch

I’m brought back to life

Down out of the clouds

Of thoughts, worries and fears

That shroud me in darkness.

The cool grass awakens all my senses

I am completely aware, of

Life around me.

It is wondrous,


To be woken for a new day.


When I’m on the edge, teetering somewhere between peace and discomfort, the dawning of a new day can tip me over towards peace. Being present for the sunrise, watching as a whole new day begins can set a good tone for the day. Now maybe it doesn’t last, and things happen throughout the day to eat away at the peace, but it does help. When sunrise is covered with clouds a picture serves as a good reminder of the beauty of the sun shining forth and bringing with it a new day. How do you enjoy the sunrise?