Sunrise Concertante

I thought I’d share one of my favourite poems to help lift our spirits. This poem, Sunrise Concertante was first published in Sarasvati Magazine (Indigo Dreams Publishing) in 2017. Enjoy.

Picture from Pixabay.


Sunrise Concertante

Burnt golden rays break
the night-time sky,
beating on the Ouse’s slow crawl.

Air-warmed sweet-grasses
fan fragrance into the wind:
marsh marigolds shine.

A blackbird’s
chromatic glissando sweeps

towards the riverbank.

Swanking his red tuxedo, a robin
trills to join the recital

as elm silhouettes dance,
watching their mirror image.

The mistle thrush flaunts
his speckled belly. He takes his turn
to chant – introduces

hedge sparrows who chatter,
boast brown suits.

A cadenza call governs the concerto—
plump skylark makes his solo in the skies.

Shades of light peep,
geese chevron across the blue,
noses down, necks stretched, wings

spread wide. Honking their signal sound,
they climb the horizon and sky-fall
on to daylight’s iridescent waves.

2 thoughts on “Sunrise Concertante

  1. Rani May 20, 2020 / 9:03 pm

    A breathtaking poem to match the breathtaking sunset!
    Very visual. Loved it.


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