A Blushing Sunrise

Sunrise Nov. 2, 2016, 7:12 a.m., Central Illinois

Blessed to be alive

Enjoying a spectacular sunrise

Giving thanks to the Creator

In all ways bounteous and wise.

New beginning, new day

New shades of pink and gray

In the heavens a feast

Never tire of the splendor

Glorious gobstoppers of color

Sticking around for mere seconds.

Note: This is my take on Rise/Set, WordPress’s Photo Challenge for the week. We’re supposed to feature either a sunrise or a sunset, trying to show what that time of day means to us. I’ll be taking a few days off to celebrate the upcoming holiday — Happy Easter, my friends!

16 thoughts on “A Blushing Sunrise

  1. Lovely poem and a lovely sky! Now, I’d have thought gobstoppers were purely British – you’re being super educational this week! Have a lovely Easter, Debbie. 😊

    • Actually, we always called them “jawbreakers,” but “gobstoppers” seemed to fit the text and rhythm better, hee hee! Happy Easter and Spring to you, too!

  2. Gorgeous sunrise shot, Debbie! You know, I’ve always been more of a sunset person because I love nighttime. However, over the years I’ve really learned to appreciate sunrises as well. I love the peace and quiet that comes with both a sunset and sunrise. I also find them especially spiritual. Whenever I’m fortunate to catch a beautiful sunrise or sunset, I think to myself, “How can anyone not believe in a God?!?”

    Thanks for sharing the beauty, my friend!

    Wishing you and your family a Happy and Blessed Easter!

    P.S. Beautiful poem as well!

    • Ron, your warm words are a delight on this chilly gray day — thank you! I think I’ve grown to appreciate sunrises as I’ve gotten (ahem!) older. Not that I’m ready for a nursing home, mind you, but as Life goes on and we find ourselves surviving more of what comes our way, we can’t help but be glad to see another day! And, as you so beautifully said, a new day gives us another chance to get things right, to center our thoughts on the blessings we’ve received.

      Domer reminded me it’s time for Dallas’s Easter Egg Hunt, so I’m going to be busy dragging out plastic eggs, putting treats inside them, and hiding them. He’s looking forward to it, and so am I!

      Happy Easter, my friend! xo

  3. I’ve never heard the word “gobstoppers,” but being “gobsmacked”? That happens, and your sunrise certainly could do it. It’s a lovely photo, with some lovely words to accompany it. I hope your Easter is as lovely as this sunrise — a blessed day (and season) to you!

    • Linda, we usually refer to those hard, color-changing candies as “jawbreakers.” I understand “gobstoppers” is a United Kingdom sort of word (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gobstopper). As kids, we loved the things, but our parents? Not so much. They worried we’d choke on them — and I imagine that was a valid worry, especially as we’d keep checking the colors!

      Glad you enjoyed the photo. We haven’t seen one of those spectacular sunrises in a while (too much rain, I suppose). Enjoy your Easter as well, and I’ll catch up with you in a few days!

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