Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New Dawn


thank you for a new day
full of possibilities,
for the chance to feel again

no matter what was yesterday,
i will start over, at dawn
the sun on my face

let it rain if it may-
i will dance to the rhythm
of raindrops on sunflowers

no matter what the day brings,
i will wake up in wonder
and anticipation

opening the window
to let hope in, new beginnings
in the endless beauty of

a thousand mornings
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This week at Poetry Jam, our poetic friends challenged us to write a poem inspired by a title of a book on The New York Times Best Sellers List. My poem was inspired by the new poetry collection by Mary Oliver, entitled, A Thousand Mornings. I used the title of her book in the last line of my poem. I admire Mary Oliver's poetry for how well she expresses natural beauty with vivid images and such emotion. She has won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, and is an inspiration to me. I wanted to write a poem on gratitude, and I'm so thankful for a brand new day, each morning, and all the possibilities ahead. I took this photograph of a sunrise right near my home, which inspired my poem as well. Enjoy, and please visit http://poetryjaam.blogspot.com/ for more inspiring poetry. Sharing my photo with Skywatch at http://skyley.blogspot.com/, where beautiful skies abound.

60 comments:

  1. smiles....hope is a good thing to let in that window...and each day is def a new blessing and a new opportunity for us to pass it on...

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    1. Thank you Brian. I like the idea of passing hope on :)

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  2. Lovely poem, I did enjoy and thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day!!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Glad you enjoyed it :)

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  3. How lovely to think of all the chances to begin again with each new morning. Good reminder!!

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    1. A good reminder, yes. Thank you, Peggy :)

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  4. A beautiful poem! Every day is a new day, a fresh beginning. Your poem says it well. I like Mary Oliver a lot too!

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    1. Yes, Mary Oliver is a wonderful nature poet. Thank you for the visit :)

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  5. Opening the window to hope ... that really says a lot .... a beautiful piece !!!

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  6. Gorgeous use of the prompt. I enjoyed everything about your poem and image. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara, glad you enjoyed the post :)

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  7. A very positive poem about enjoying every day of your life.It must be connected to living in a place called Pleasantville. Is there really a place called Pleasantville:)?

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    1. Oh yes there is, and it's a pleasant ville indeed. Thanks for visiting :)

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  8. Being grateful if half the battle towards positive thinking, and positive thinking brings blessings. Even seeing the rain as welcome is a wonderful thing. :) I personally love walking in a gentle rain.
    Your poem is lovely.

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    1. Gratitude and positive thinking, some of favorite things :) thanks for being here

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  9. This is ... lovely. Words, sentiment and image.

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    1. Thank you, Helen, so glad you liked it all :)

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  10. What a beautiful sky this morning!!

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  11. That's a stunning shot and beautiful poem.

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  12. Your poem and photo go perfect together!

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    1. Thank you, Karen. The photo inspired the poem, or maybe the poem inspired the photo :)

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  13. so beautiful Loredana.....yes as Karen said, perfect together.

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  14. this is a wonderful poem full of hope as well as the gratitude! beautiful!

    thank you for participating at Poetry Jam!

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    1. Thank you, Dani. It was an inspiring prompt :)

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  15. very promising. Love the poem too. Happy sky watching.

    Moments Before Sun Down

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    1. Thank you, Liz. Happy sky watching to you, too :)

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  16. Such beautiful words, Loredana, and the perfect image to go with them.
    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I wish you a fantastic weekend.
    xo.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa. Hope yours was a good one :)

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  17. What a nice dawn image and wonderful word image. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Wally. Glad you enjoyed both :)

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  18. This is beautiful and I will have to get this new Mary Oliver collection....Michelle

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    1. Oh I hope you do, it's wonderful. Thank you, Michelle :)

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  19. This hits all the right noted and pulls all the right strings. Beautifully done.

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  20. Its a lovely poem..I think it will make a sweet song....loved it!

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    1. Oh a song, what a nice idea, thank you :)

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  21. Very inspirational, Loredana! I do love the idea of waking up in wonder and anticipation of what the day will bring! Beautiful poetry. xx

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    1. Ah yes, the wonder and anticipation. Thanks, Karen :)

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  22. i will dance to the rhythm
    of raindrops on sunflowers

    Beautiful couplet, lights up the whole poem. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you for another lovely comment, Dave :)

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  23. I enjoyed reading your poem and what a good idea for a writing prompt

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    1. Yes, it was a creative prompt. Thank you for the visit :)

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  24. What a gorgeous word painting!!! I enjoyed this so much. "A thousand mornings"--- exquisite!

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  25. Chère Loredana

    Ton poème est aussi rayonnant que la belle lumière de ta photo.

    La gratitude est importante, car si la vie nous retire, elle nous DONNE aussi beaucoup.

    Je t'embrasse, merci pour tes visites

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  26. Love this poem! so much hope in it, a great poem to start my day! Thanks!

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  27. I really admire who is able to put into words such glorious feelings, lovely poem, and beautiful photograph . xx

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    1. What a lovely compliment. Thank you, Jane :)

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  28. We should all look at every morning sunrise as "new beginnings"! Very wise.

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    1. New beginning every morning. Isn't it wonderful? Thank you :)

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  29. love this poem! and this beautiful photo that is perfect for the poem! Thank you also for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Thank you for the return visit, Jeanne. Glad you enjoyed my post :)

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